Cranberry Apple Pie #LovethePie

When I think of fall desserts, I think of pie. I don’t know why. I guess I equate fall desserts to Thanksgiving, and we always have pies at Thanksgiving.

Whatever the reason, I make a lot of pies during November. It just puts me in the mood for all the deliciousness that comes with a Thanksgiving Day feast.

Some of the pies I love to make in the fall are apple, coconut, chocolate cream, blueberry (I know, not exactly a fall fruit but I usually have blueberries in the freezer), fudge, and…well, if it’s a pie, I like to make it.

I also enjoy cranberry sauce recipes in the fall.

This year, I decided to marry my favorite fall pie….apple…with some cranberries. Sound good?

I thought so, too!

I also thought I’d step it up a notch and make my crust from scratch. I used to make this crust a lot before I had kids and stuff, but it’s been a LONG TIME since I made a pie crust from scratch. Sour cream dough has always been one of my favorites. It tastes so yummy, and it’s usually a lot easier to work with than just a normal flour crust.

So, today I made you a delicious Cranberry Apple Pie with a sour cream crust and crumb topping.


Y’all are probably thinking I need some sort of Best Baker award or something.

I was thinking that too, so…..I’m joining TidyMom and Whirlpool for the 4th Annual Love the Pie Party and entering to win a new Whirlpool Gold® Induction Range.

*fingers crossed*

Cranberry Apple Pie

Prep Time: 2 hours, 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 3 hours, 15 minutes

Cranberry Apple Pie


    For the Crust:
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 (1 stick) cup butter, chilled and cut into cubes
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons ice water
  • For the Filling:
  • 3 apples, peeled, cored, and chopped
  • 6 ounces fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2-1/2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, cut into pieces
  • For the Topping:
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, cut into pieces
  • 1/2 cup oats


    For the Crust:
  1. In the bowl of a food processor, place 2 cups flour, 2 tablespoons sugar, and 3/4 teaspoon salt.
  2. Pulse until combined.
  3. Add 1/2 cup butter and shortening. Pulse until coarse crumbs form.
  4. Add sour cream and pulse until dough starts to form.
  5. Add in ice water. Pulse until dough is thick.
  6. Remove from food processor.
  7. Place on floured surface.
  8. Divide dough in half.
  9. Make a 3/4-inch circle out of each half.
  10. Wrap each dough circle in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  11. For the Filling:
  12. Combine apples, cranberries, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 3 tablespoons flour, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon salt, lime juice, and 1/4 cup butter. Mix well.
  13. Roll out one circle of dough to 13-inch circle. (Save remaining dough for another pie.)
  14. Place dough into 9-inch pie plate (NOT deep dish).
  15. Leave about a half-inch overhang and trim any excess.
  16. Fold under edges and create decorative edge with fingers or a fork.
  17. Place filling in center of dough.
  18. For the Topping:
  19. Combine 3/4 cup flour, 1/4 cup brown sugar, teaspoon of cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 cup oats into medium bowl.
  20. With a pastry blender, cut 1/4 cup butter into mixture until coarse crumbs form.
  21. Sprinkle topping over fruit in pie plate.
  22. Place a foil tent over pie and bake in a preheated 425 degree oven for 15 minutes.
  23. Remove foil and reduce heat to 375 degrees.
  24. Bake for an additional 45 minutes or until golden.
  25. Cool slightly on wire rack before slicing.


Recipe adapted from Gourmet magazine.

What kind of desserts do you enjoy in the fall?

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  • Kim

    Found you via Tidy Mom.  This pie looks delicious and I’m going to make it for our Thanksgiving, thanks for sharing!

    • Melissa | Cajun Sugar Pie

      Thanks so much, Kim! Have a great Thanksgiving!