Deep-Dish Apple-Cranberry Pie

In the 1600s, pilgrims brought their favorite pie recipes to America and adapted them to work with ingredients that were available. Cranberries, fruits, and nuts went into pies like this one, with a sugary mixture spread over the top.

Deep-Dish Apple-Cranberry Pie
Photo: Dera Burreson
Hands On Time:
25 mins
Bake Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
Cool Time:
30 mins


  • 1 recipe Pastry for Single-Crust Pie

  • 1 12 ounce pkg. fresh or frozen cranberries or frozen unsweetened pitted tart red cherries

  • 1 ½ cup chopped, peeled cooking apples (2 medium)

  • 1 ½ cup sugar

  • ½ cup chopped walnuts or pecans

  • 2 eggs

  • cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup butter, melted

  • Vanilla ice cream

Pastry for Single-Crust Pie

  • 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ cup shortening or lard

  • ¼ cup butter, cut up, or shortening or lard

  • ¼ cup ice water


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare Pastry for Single-Crust Pie. On a lightly floured surface use your hands to slightly flatten pastry ball. Roll pastry into a 13-inch circle. Line a 9-inch deep-dish pie plate with pastry circle. Trim and flute edge. In a medium bowl toss together cranberries and apples; add to pastry shell. Sprinkle 3/4 cup of the sugar and the nuts over top.

  2. In a medium bowl whisk together next three ingredients (through butter) and remaining 3/4 cup sugar until combined. Spoon over fruit mixture; spread evenly.

  3. Place pie on a baking sheet . Bake 1 hour or until golden and bubbly. Cover loosely with foil and bake 15 to 25 minutes more or until center is nearly set. Cool on a wire rack at least 30 minutes before cutting. Serve warm or at room temperature with ice cream.

Pastry for Single-Crust Pie

  1. In a medium bowl stir together flour and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in shortening and butter until pea-size. Sprinkle 1 Tbsp. of the ice water over part of the flour mixture; toss gently with a fork. Push moistened dough to side of bowl. Repeat moistening flour mixture, gradually adding ice water (1/4 to 1/3 cup total) until mixture begins to come together. Gather pastry into a ball, kneading gently just until it holds together.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

557 Calories
30g Fat
69g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 557
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 30g 38%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Cholesterol 92mg 31%
Sodium 303mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 69g 25%
Total Sugars 42g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 6mg 30%
Calcium 29mg 2%
Iron 1.9mg 11%
Potassium 142mg 3%
Fatty acids, total trans 2g
Folate, total 67mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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