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!

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!

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French Apple-Cranberry Pie

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
This classic French Apple Cranberry Pie is a fantastic way to impress friends and family. Heck, even total strangers will love it. 😉


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


  • 4 cups sliced peeled cooking apples, 4 medium
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg


  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • cup packed brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ cup butter


  • Heat oven to 375°F. Place store bought pie crust in 9-inch glass pie pan and bake as directed on the box.
  • 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.
  • In small bowl, mix all topping ingredients except butter. With pastry blender or fork, cut in butter until crumbly. Sprinkle evenly over filling.
  • 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.

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Amanda Rettke is the creator of I Am Baker, and the bestselling author of Surprise Inside Cakes: Amazing Cakes for Every Occasion – With a Little Something Extra Inside.Over the course of her 15+ year blogging adventure, she has been featured in and collaborated with the Food Network, New York Times, LA Times, Country Living Magazine, People Magazine, Epicurious, Brides, Romantic Homes, life:beautiful, Publishers Weekly, The Daily Mail, Star Tribune, The Globe and Mail, DailyCandy, YumSugar, The Knot, The Kitchn, and Parade, to name a few.

Reader Comments

  1. Amanda, I don’t think this pie is overly browned at all!!! It looks perfect! and those apple layers in the pie. . oh my gawd!!! delicious. . and yes, I will happily take a slice and be transported to Paris with you. . we can eat pie and baguettes all afternoon! 😛

  2. I just threw a pie in the garbage last week, and it didn’t even require any baking and I still messed it up!! I’d still eat yours for sure!!

  3. Oooh la la! (That’s about all the French I know.) 😉

    This looks beautiful, Amanda! And I would totally eat a slice even if it’s a little toastier than you intended. Looks great to me!

  4. Apples and cranberries sound so good together. I think your pie looks amazing, and I’m so glad you didn’t trash it! Unfortunately I had to throw a whole pie out last week…my own stupid mistake though! LOL!

  5. I make a french coconut pie and have no idea why there’s french in the title. I just eat it and love it and don’t analyze. PIE is my life – love this one!!

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