Saturday, April 28, 2012

Cranberry Apple Pie

Wow...I have never eaten such a delicious apple pie before and it is packed with fresh cranberries too!  I have a few packets stashed up in the freezer and there are so many desserts I can make out of these ruby colored cranberry gems besides adding them to the apple pie.  I love them so much that every season , I will buy a few packets and freeze them for use throughout the year. Like for instance in this apple pie...mmmmm slurrp...*  I used granny smith apples and  US Ocean Spray cranberries for the fillings and Martha Stewart's pate brisee for the crust , from her book " Pies And Tarts ".  A great book to have anyway :)  I love this book so much that most night I will flip through and virtually feast on her tarts and pies ! :p  Fingers pointing to every beautiful pictures of her pies and tarts and finally fell asleep knowing I want to try her pate brisee for the cranberry apple pie the next day :) 

It is a simple and easy to make pastry . I used the food processor for making the dough, so as not to overhandle the dough. While the pastry is chilled in the fridge for 20 minutes,  I cooked the apple filling for two minutes and at the same time to make sure the cornstarch gave the apples a thick coating so that the cut apple slices sticks together.  I added the cranberries last so  that they won't pop open and stain the apples .  I sprinkled some graham crackers ( crushed coarsely ) on the base of the pastry before adding the apples filling .  Add a few dollops of butter on the top of the apple filling and closed with another pastry crust. Crimp the edges and make a few slit on the top so as to allow the steam to escape.  Brush pie with egg wash  and sprinkle generously with sanding sugar on surface and bake at 175C for 45- 50 minutes or until the crust is evenly browned.  Transfer pie to a wire rack to cool completely. Serve with vanilla ice cream ,if desired.

Crust from Martha Stewart's Pies & Tarts
Filling - Cranberry & Granny Smith Apples

Graham crackers biscuits crushed and
 sprinkled on base of the crust keeping the base
from being soggy and at the same time
add crunch to the pie

a beautifully browned cranberry apple pie for dessert :)

love how the pop cranberries oozies out of the pie....slurrp

you can serve this with ice cream if desired :)

Click here for the Páte Brisée recipe by Martha Stewart  
from her Pies & Tarts 

Enjoy and have a great weekend !

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  1. Wow oh wow. I love apple pie and never even thought or heard of cranberries in apple pie before but it seems logical (and to me, weirdly Christmasy!) Your pie looks so perfect and very drool worthy. I just wish there was a way to get food through the internet LOL!

    Came from FoodBuzz so have left you some Buzz-love on this post on FoodBuzz. :)

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  2. Dollops of butter, apples and cranberries...yes! I like your tip about adding the cranberries last so they don't pop and stain the apples.

  3. Hmmm.. ur freezer must be big to keep bags and bags of cranberries for a year.

  4. Looks enticingly good! Unfortunately, I do not have bags f cranberries in my freezer lol!

  5. Lisa...thanks for the support and yea it is so christmassy hahah I have 3 pkts of cranberries sitting in the freezer! :)))

    fatpiginthemarket....mmmm adding the butter onto the apples slices makes it more yummy :) love it!

    Wendy...I have two quite big inherited from my beloved mom when she passed away . so I used it to store all my baking ingredients :))) I still have 3 packets of cranberries in the freezer :))))

    Jeannie Tay....:))) I love fresh ones so stash them up in the freezer so that I can use them all year long until the next season in November :)