Thursday, February 25, 2010

Apple and cranberry pie

I still had some cranberries in my freezer and was waiting for an opportunity to use them. So when I was waiting for some guests, I made this absolutely delicious pie and it was definitely a winner!
What we need:
for the crust:200gr of unsalted butter
400ml of flour
1 tbsp of sugar
1 teaspoon of salt
3 tbsp of water
1 beaten egg for brushing + sugar to sprinkle over the top

for the filling:5-6 Granny Smith apples, peeled and cut into slices
200 gr of frozen cranberries
5 tbsp of sugar
1 tbsp cinnamon
3 ground cloves
2 tbps of corn starch
1 tbsp of butter

What we have to do:
1. Mix butter with salt, sugar and flour with hands until it's crumbled. Add water and make the dough. Divide into one bigger and one smaller ball, put into plastic bag and leave in a fridge for 1 hour.
2. Peel and cut apples, mix in cranberries, add sugar and spices, starch and mix again. Leave for 20 min.
3. Roll the bigger ball of dough and cover the baking bowl, make some holes with a fork, add the filling with all the juices, then add 1 tbsp of butter and cover with another sheet of dough. Carefully stick the sides. Brush the dough with an egg and sprinkle some sugar on the top. Cut the pie in several places to let the steam out.
4. Pre-heat the oven until 200C and bake the pie for about 20 min, then reduce the heat until 170C and bake 30 more minutes. Enjoy!!!
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2 comments:

  1. That looks really delicious to me. I love the idea of apples and cranberries and the crust looks so, well, crusty!

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