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Holiday Fruit Pie Trifecta: Apple, Pear, Cranberry Pie

December 17, 2014

My typical Thanksgiving pie is Carmel Apple Pecan Pie. It is amazing and you can find it HERE. When I asked my Dad what sort of dessert he wanted for Thanksgiving he said something with out nuts (he has a tendency to get diverticulitis… nuts and seeds can be contributors to that) so I decided to make a different type of pie. I looked through my recipe books, searched Pinterest and the some other places and couldn’t find exactly what I wanted. So I ended up combining about four different recipes and made my own: Apple/Pear/Cranberry pie. I liked it, it was very tasty… but I didn’t love it. For two reasons. 1) I don’t LOVE pear. I tolerate it, but I love apple and cranberry. Pear seemed like a fun idea and it was good, but not something I would crave enough to have again. 2) I hate nutmeg and for some reason I made a last second decision to toss some nutmeg into the filling. The fact that I bought the nutmeg over a year ago and actually had to break the seal to put it into the pie should have been my reminder that I don’t like it…. but I was trying to be festive. I won’t do that again, so I will say the nutmeg in this recipe is optional. Regardless, it was a very yummy pie.

Apple, Pear and Cranberry Pie

Apple, Pear and Cranberry Pie with ice cream!

Ingredients- Pie and Filling

  • 1 pie crust (I buy them in the dairy section, but you could make them from scratch)
  • 3 apples ( I like granny smith). Peel and slice into small slices
  • 3-4 pears (it depends on the size). Peel and slice into small slices
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 heaping teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar (plus a pinch)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • optional: nutmeg

Ingredients- Crust

  • 1 and ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup flour (maybe a smidge more than a half cup)
  • 1/2 cup of oats
  • ½ cup of butter, cut into squares.
Pie filling all in the pan

Pie filling all in the pan


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Grease pie pan and roll pie crust into the dish
  3. Mix flour, sugar, brown sugar, salt and cinnamon in small bowl and set aside
  4. Toss sliced apples and pears with cranberries and lemon juice in a large bowl
  5. Slowly mix the dry mixture into the large bowl with the fruit. Toss until mixed well.
  6. Spoon filling into pie crust
  7. Mix the brown sugar, flour and oats from the crust recipe in a medium sized bowl.
  8. Wash your hands
  9. Add in cut butter pieces and mix well with hands so it all sort of crumbles together. It almost makes a crumble/ paste.
  10. Cover the pie with the topping, there should be enough to cover it completely, but you have to apply it with your hands
  11. Cover pie with aluminum foil, bake on a cookie sheet for 40 miutes
  12. Remove foil from pie and bake for another 10 minutes

Hot out the oven

Hot out the oven


This best served warm and with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream!


2 Comments leave one →
  1. December 17, 2014 8:17 pm

    Oh wow it looks amazing! I love your foodie posts, they all look so good 🙂 ❤

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