This is a wonderful twist on the traditional apple pie - great for fall! It calls for Pippin apples, but I usually use a combination of several kinds. Occasionally I add a bit of cinnamon, too!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
1 hr 5 mins
total:
1 hr 25 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 - 9 inch pie
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C.) Position oven rack in the bottom third of the oven.

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  • In a medium bowl, toss together the dried cranberries, sugar, flour and allspice. Mix in the apples, brandy and vanilla. Place bottom crust into a 9 inch round pie pan so that it hangs 1 inch over the edges. Pour filling into the crust and cover with top crust. Seal and flute the edges. Cut slits in the top using a small knife.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 60 to 65 minutes, or until apples are tender and crust is golden.

Nutrition Facts

424 calories; protein 3.4g 7% DV; carbohydrates 69.6g 22% DV; fat 15.2g 23% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 235.3mg 9% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2004
One pound of apples equals 2 large 3 medium or 4 small apples. You need 4.5 large apples or 6.75 medium or 9 small apples for this recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/26/2004
I used Fresh Cranberries and a little more spice. The apples were fresh frozen and I left the peel on my Father-in-law loved this pie. Try putting a little cinn. in the crust too Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2004
One pound of apples equals 2 large 3 medium or 4 small apples. You need 4.5 large apples or 6.75 medium or 9 small apples for this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2004
This pie was outstanding. I didn't have any brandy (imagine that I'm from Wisconsin) so I added Kahlua instead. I didn't have allspice so I added cinnamon and nutmeg. I used a combination of Rome and Jonathon apples. I made one with a double crust and another with a crumb topping. Both were delicious. I was afraid the dried cranberries (Craisons) would be too chewy but they were just perfect and a delicious addition. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/25/2004
I used Fresh Cranberries and a little more spice. The apples were fresh frozen and I left the peel on my Father-in-law loved this pie. Try putting a little cinn. in the crust too Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Yum... this filling was terrific! I've served it at 2 family occasions and it was a huge hit both times. Tasty and not TOO sweet. I changed the cooking directions so that I cooked the pie at 450F for 10 minutes and then turned it down to 360F for another 50 minutes. Perfect! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2005
I love the different ingredients in this pie. I've made it several times and it always comes out great. I use half the cranberries though. Just enough to get a little kick! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2009
This pie was a hit at our Thanksgiving! I'm not a fan of allspice so I used cinnamon instead. I also used Granny Smith apples for a little extra tart kick. The filling is a perfect combo of sweet spicy and tart with the cranberries. Definitely a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
this pie was wonderful i added cinimon and a cup of water...it was delicious perfect for fall with all of the fresh apples.....I will make this again...... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Great Pie! Tried it for Thanksgiving and it was a champ. I had extra of the filling though but hey good for a new half size pie. My apples they were crunchy... I cheated by not cooking the filling long enough and my family loved it that way. My boyfriend can't resist it specially if I serve it hot with Ice Cream on top of it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
This pie is great. Even the kids loved it. I don't have a working scale so the apples measured by number of apples or number of cups of apples would have made this easier for me. I had to guess on the amount. I used a mixture of Harelson and Cortland. Yummy!! I will be making this pie for the holidays. Read More
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