Late Fall Apple & Cranberry Pie

Apple Pie

Made the crust with Crisco classic pie crust recipe a couple weeks ago and it has been sitting inside the fridge waiting for the right filling.  Finally I saw really a large bag of local BC Spartan appples and I knew I have found the perfect filling.  The apples were small (only 2 inches tall).  it was a lot of work to peel and cut the apples but it all worth every single minutes peeling & cutting!

Started with rolling out half of the double crust recipe for bottom of 9″ glass pie dish (which is a cheap *must have* bake ware!)

Bottom of pie crust

Bottom of pie crust

6 cups of apple peel and sliced.  I also added a bit of lemon zest (for added fresh favour) and juice from one lemon to prevent the apple from browning.   I have also added 1/2 cup of dried sweeten cranberries into the apple to naturally sweeten the pie filling without adding more sugar.

Prepare 6 cups of apples

Prepare 6 cups of apples

In a small mixing bowl, add 1/4 cup of all purpose flour, 1/3 cup of brown sugar, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg.  Mix until everything is all blended and no more lump of brown sugar

Thickening sugar/flour mixture for apple filling

Thickening sugar/flour mixture for apple filling

Mix flour mixture with apple + cranberries and the filling is DONE!  Cannot get any  simpler than this eh!

Fillings ready

Filling ready

Cover the top with remaining pie crust – do remember to roll out the top crust a bit larger than bottom. Since the filling is pretty high, you need large to to fully cover.  I did very very basic side trimming so it looks a little interesting.  But after baking, the side trimming pattern did not show =P

Covered top crust with slightly decorate the edge

Covered top crust with slightly decorate the edge

Brushed with 1 teaspoon of melted butter and sprinkle about 1 tablespoon of sugar on top.  This ensure the top of crust will brown nicely.   Covered the edge with foil to avoid over-baking the side.

Ready for baking!

Ready for baking!

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