• French Apple-Cranberry Pie

    filed under: Pies + Tarts on January 27, 2016

    This classic French Apple Cranberry Pie is a fantastic way to impress friends and family. Heck, even total strangers will love it. 😉

    French Apple-Cranberry Pie!

    Confession: This pie sounded amazing for one reason. It had ‘French’ in the title.

    As far as I know it is just like any other apple-cranberry pie.  But is says french, so it sounds more sophisticated and delightful.  Like, if I eat a piece I will be magically transformed into a tall & skinny well dressed fashionable woman who pulls off bright red lipstick like nobody’s business.

    It could happen.

    French Apple-Cranberry Pie!

    Another confession:

    I am not a good pie maker.  When my friend retired and closed her bakery, she passed on this recipe with a hug and a prayer. She assured, it never fails. Even if you are not a great pie maker!

    She. Was. Right.

    French Apple-Cranberry Pie!

    I will just advise you to not make the same mistake I have made.  Be sure to cover that crust with foil about 20 minutes in. But even if you do make the same mistake I did, the flavors are so darn delicious that it will still be amazing.  I speak truth.

    french apple-cranberry pie

    French Apple-Cranberry Pie!


        • 1 box refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on box


        • 4 c sliced peeled cooking apples (4 medium)
        • 2 c fresh or frozen cranberries
        • 1 tsp. vanilla
        • 1/2 c granulated sugar
        • 1/4 c all-purpose flour
        • 1/4 c packed brown sugar
        • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
        • 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg


        • 1/2 c all-purpose flour
        • 1/3 c packed brown sugar
        • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
        • 1/4 c butter


        1. Heat oven to 375°F. Place store bought pie crust in 9-inch glass pie pan and bake as directed on the box.
        2. In large bowl, gently mix apples, cranberries and vanilla. In small bowl, mix remaining filling ingredients. Add dry ingredients to fruit; toss to coat. Pour into crust-lined pan.
        3. In small bowl, mix all topping ingredients except butter. With pastry blender or fork, cut in butter until crumbly. Sprinkle evenly over filling.
        4. Bake 45 to 55 minutes or until apples are tender, and crust and topping are golden brown. After 15 to 20 minutes of baking, cover crust edge with strips of foil to prevent excessive browning. If desired, serve warm with whipped cream or ice cream.


        French Apple-Cranberry Pie!

        I don’t often get requests for pie (apparently people think I like to make cakes or something) but when I do this is one of the most requested.  I have tried with homemade crust and it is nothing short of awesome.

        Grandma's Recipe kicked up a notch!

        Looking for more Apple Pie treats? Try these!

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        Homemade Apple Pie

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        Caramel Apple Pie Toffee Bars

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        Pies also make me nervous and I have very little experience with it. I know mine would not come out as nicely as yours. I keep eyeing that delicious topping!

        I feel the same way about French vanilla ice cream! I think I better put an extra scoop on top of this French pie. Then I will be extra classy, right?

        I’m really glad you didn’t throw this pie in the garbage. 🙂 It sounds wonderful, because of the French thing and also it’s apple cranberry pie with that streusel topping! Yum. Love your beautiful photos too!

        The flavors in this sound delicious! I’ve never made a pie with a crumb topping, I think I need to!

        I totally feel like adding the word ‘French’ takes it up a notch 😉 This looks and sounds amazing, love the photos of the pie!!!

        I have this dream that one day I’ll move to Paris, eat croissants and drink coffee at a café every day, and learn how to bake macarons. And speak French like a true Parisian. But first… I need to save up money for a plane ticket. 😉 In the meantime, I’d love a slice of your pie! I’m not too big on pie baking either (for the same crust reasons, so most of mine are crustless), but I can never resist apple pie. Pinned!

        Do you blind bake the pie crust before adding the filling to it? Looks delicious! I have never baked the crust before adding the filling and then baking again for 45 minutes.

        Don't Pass on Dessert!