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Alan's Apple-Cranberry Pie

Makes: 10 servings
Prep 45 mins Bake 375°F1 hr 20 mins
Alan's Apple-Cranberry Pie
Ingredients
  • 2  portions  Alan's Pie Pastry (recipe below), or 2 rolled refrigerated piecrusts
  • 6  Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 1/2  cup  cranberries
  • 2  tablespoons  lemon juice
  • 1 1/4  cups  sugar
  • 1/4  cup  all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2  teaspoons  ground cinnamon
  • 1/4  teaspoon  ground allspice
  • 1/8  teaspoon  salt
  • 1  recipe Pastry Cream (recipe below)
  • 1  egg, beaten
  • 1  tablespoon  whipping cream
Directions

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. On a floured surface, roll one pastry portion to a circle 14 inches in diameter. Transfer pastry to a 9-inch deep dish pie plate. Trim pastry even with rim of pie plate; cover and set aside. On a floured surface roll remaining pastry to a 12-inch circle; cover and set aside.

2. In a large bowl combine apples, cranberries and lemon juice. In a small bowl combine sugar, flour, cinnamon, allspice and salt.

3. Spread bottom of crust with Pastry Cream. Toss apple mixture with dry ingredients; add to pie tin. Immediately add top crust. Trim to 1/2-inch beyond edge of pie plate. Fold top pastry under bottom pastry. Crimp edge as desired. Cut 4 small openings, so the steam is released. Combine egg and whipping cream; brush liberally on pie. Place pie on a baking sheet.

4. Bake for 1 hour and 20 minutes. Cover edges of pie with foil, if necessary, to prevent overbrowning. Cool on wire rack.

Pastry Cream
Ingredients
  • 1  cup  milk
  • 1/4  cup  sugar
  • 2  egg yolks
  • 3  tablespoons  sugar
  • 3  tablespoons  cornstarch
  • 1/4  teaspoon  salt
  • 2  tablespoons  butter
  • 1/2  teaspoon  vanilla
Directions

1. In a small saucepan combine milk and 1/4 cup sugar; cook over medium heat just until bubbly on edges. Meanwhile in a medium mixing bowl beat egg yolks, 3 tablespoons sugar, cornstarch, and salt until combined. Gradually beat in 1/3 cup hot milk mixture; quickly beat in remaining milk mixture. Return to saucepan; cook and stir over medium heat until mixture is thick and comes to a boil. Remove from heat; stir in butter and vanilla. Transfer to bowl; cover surface with plastic wrap. Cool. Chill to store.

Nutrition Facts (Alan's Apple-Cranberry Pie)
  • Servings Per Recipe 10,
  • cal. (kcal) 560,
  • Fat, total (g) 27,
  • chol. (mg) 131,
  • sat. fat (g) 16,
  • carb. (g) 76,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 7,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1,
  • Trans fatty acid (g) 0,
  • fiber (g) 2,
  • sugar (g) 44,
  • pro. (g) 6,
  • vit. A (IU) 875,
  • vit. C (mg) 5,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 2,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 73,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 205,
  • Potassium (mg) 175,
  • calcium (mg) 71,
  • iron (mg) 2,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Alan's Pie Pastry
Makes: 10 servings
Ingredients
  • 3 3/4  cups  all-purpose flour
  • 1  tablespoon  sugar
  • 1/2 - 1  tablespoon  Kosher salt
  • 1/2  teaspoon  baking powder
  • 1 3/4  cups  cold unsalted butter
  • 2/3  cup  ice-cold water
  • 2  tablespoons  sour cream
  • 1  teaspoon  vinegar
Directions

1. In a very large bowl combine flour, sugar, kosher salt, and baking powder. With a pastry blender cut in butter leaving chunks the size of peas. Combine ice-cold water, sour cream, and vinegar. Add liquid all at once to the flour mixture. Quickly stir to distribute; do not overmix. The dough should be slightly crumbly. Let rest in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight. The finished dough should break, not stretch. Divide into three portions; shape into disks. Use at once or wrap and refrigerate up to 3 days. Or freeze up to 1 month. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator if frozen. Makes 10 servings.

Nutrition Facts (Alan's Apple-Cranberry Pie)
  • Servings Per Recipe 10,
  • cal. (kcal) 560,
  • Fat, total (g) 27,
  • chol. (mg) 131,
  • sat. fat (g) 16,
  • carb. (g) 76,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 7,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1,
  • Trans fatty acid (g) 0,
  • fiber (g) 2,
  • sugar (g) 44,
  • pro. (g) 6,
  • vit. A (IU) 875,
  • vit. C (mg) 5,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 2,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 73,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 205,
  • Potassium (mg) 175,
  • calcium (mg) 71,
  • iron (mg) 2,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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