This is Jeremiah’s absolute favorite pie.
Actually I think it is a lot of people’s favorite pie.
It is pretty amazing.
You get the sweetness of the apples and sugar and then you bite into a cranberry and this little pop of tartness spreads in your mouth…yummmm…
Yesterday when I announced I was making pies for an outreach our church is participating in he offered to go to the store, buy apples, come home and peel and diced them so I could make him a pie.
So I ended up making 5 pies last night.
1 recipe Grandma’s Pie Crust
4 granny smith apples, peeled and chopped
1/2 bag of fresh cranberries
1/2 cup flour
1 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1. Preheat oven to 375.
2. Divide the pie dough into two balls. Roll out one of the balls into a circle big enough to cover your pie plate. Carefully drape the rolled out dough over your pie plate. Trim the edges about 1 inch away from the edge of the plate.
3. Combine the chopped apples, cranberries, flour, sugar and cinnamon. Stir until well coated.
4. Dump the apple mixture into the pie plate.
5. Roll out the other ball in the same manner and drape it over the whole pie. Trim the edges so they match the bottom crust. Then pinch the top and bottom edges together, fold edges in half and flute. Cut vents in the top.
6. Crack the egg into a small bowl, add about a teaspoon of water or cream and whisk with a fork. Using a pastry brush, brush the egg wash all over the top and edges of the pie, sprinkle with a little extra sugar.
7. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes.
8. Remove foil and bake 25 minutes or until done.
Note: There is only cinnamon in this pie for spices because Jeremiah absolutely detests nutmeg, ginger and cloves. Personally I would add about 1/2 teaspoon of any combination and would be quite pleased.