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Tangy and Tasty French Apple Cranberry Pie

This French Apple Cranberry Pie is a festive, colorful twist on a traditional apple pie. My family loves the sumptuous, buttery crumb topping.Makes one 9-inch pie. Click here for a Gr8 pie crust recipe!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: French Cranberry Apple Pie
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Jurga


Ingredients for pie filling:

  • 7 cups peeled and thinly sliced tart apples, about 7 medium apples
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 Tablespoons flour
  • 1 ½ cups frozen or fresh whole cranberries
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • Pastry for 9-inch single crust pie, (see Gr8 Tip below for recipe.)

Ingredients for crumb topping:

  • 1 stick (½ cup) cold butter
  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ cup sugar


  • Preheat oven to 400ºF.

Pie Filling

  • Place sliced apples and lemon juice in a large bowl and toss.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together the brown sugar, granulated sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon and 3 Tablespoons flour.
  • Sprinkle the mixture over the apples and toss gently.
  • Add the cranberries and toss again.
  • Line a 9-inch pie plate with pastry and flute the edges.
  • Pour the apple-cranberry mixture into an unbaked pie crust.
  • Dot with 2 Tablespoons butter and get ready to make the topping.

Crumb Topping

  • Whisk flour and sugar together in a medium bowl.
  • Slice the cold butter into 8 pieces.
  • Add the butter to the flour and sugar and using a pastry cutter or fork, blend until the mixture resembles little peas.
  • Sprinkle the crumb topping over the apple and cranberry mixture until covered.
  • Line the bottom of the oven to catch any spillover from the juices.
  • Cover the edge of the pie crust with aluminum foil.
  • Bake for 45 minutes.  
  • Remove foil from edges but cover the top of the pie with foil to prevent the crumb mixture from burning.
  • Bake the pie for 15 more minutes until the crust is golden brown and the juices are bubbling in the center.
  • Cool the pie on a rack and serve at room temperature.


Gr8 Tips:
  • Pie Crust recipe here!
  • Add some chopped nuts to the pie filling or topping for extra texture and flavor.  
  • Give your pie a little "kick" by adding a small amount of ground cloves.
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