Apple Cranberry Crumb Pie

Flavorful apple cranberry crumb pie featuring an easy homemade crust, filled with fresh apples and cranberries and topped off with a crumbly cinnamon-sugar and oat mixture.

If you’ve been around for a while, or at least since September, you know how much I am completely obsessed with apples…and pie. There are worse things to be obsessed with of course, but did you know that my love for cranberries is right up there too? It’s even well above pumpkin. I know that pains many of you to hear, but it’s true. I still love pumpkin dearly, it just holds third place. A bronze medal is totally acceptable, then again… maybe if you’re not the one getting it. So sorry pumpkin.

So, I have a bag of apples still sitting in my kitchen because when I buy apples I don’t buy a mini bag. I buy the biggest bag they offer at my absolute favorite local apple farm, which just so happens to be big enough to hold a large baby or exactly a 1/2 bushel. It’s a lot. The beauty of buying local is they last an insane amount of time too. I’ve had these babies for easily a month or more!

The other day I decided I’d whittle down my supply of apples and make a pie, but then I got to thinking… why not throw in something else equally as tasty and seasonally appropriate which is where cranberries come in to play! Everyone loves pie. If you don’t, you should go see the doctor because clearly there is something wrong with you. Then again, it’s totally okay because it means I can have your slice!

An easy homemade crust is lightly flavored with cinnamon, then topped off with a sweet and tangy mixture of fresh apples and cranberries. The finale is a cinnamon-sugar oat mixture sprinkled over the entire pie. It’s so good you won’t want to share.

Apple Cranberry Crumb Pie

An easy homemade crust, filled with fresh apples and cranberries and topped off with a crumbly cinnamon-sugar and oat mixture.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time1 hour 30 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pie
Servings: 8


Dough ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 C all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 C cold unsalted butter cubed
  • 3 Tbsp ice water

Pie ingredients:

  • 4 large apples 5-6 cups
  • 3 Tbsp all purpose flour
  • 3/4 C granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 C cranberries fresh or frozen

Topping ingredients:

  • 1/4 C old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 C granulated sugar
  • 1/4 C all purpose flour
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 C cold unsalted butter cubed


  • Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • Combine first 4 dough ingredients in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until small pea size balls form. Add ice water, blending until mixture holds together forming a smooth ball of dough. Transfer to a silicone work mat, or floured work station. Lightly cover with plastic wrap, roll out to 1" or more beyond the size of your pie plate. Carefully transfer to pie plate, flute or crimp edges as desired.
  • Prepare your filling by peeling, coring and slicing apples into thin pieces. Add to a large bowl with cranberries and remaining dry filling ingredients. Toss to coat. Add to prepared pie dish.
  • In a medium bowl add topping ingredients, work with a pastry blender until mixture is crumbly. Spoon mixture over entire pie.
  • Bake at 425°F for 10 minutes, then reduce heat to 350°F for 60-70 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool before slicing. Enjoy with fresh sweetened whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. Store any remaining pie in the refrigerator.


Yields 1: 9 1/2" pie or serves roughly 6-8.
An original recipe from Baked by Rachel
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12 Responses to “Apple Cranberry Crumb Pie”

  1. #
    Rachel Cooks — December 12, 2012 at 7:24 am

    This looks so perfect, Rachel! Wish I was eating it for breakfast!

  2. #
    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — December 12, 2012 at 8:29 am

    You slay me! I want a cold piece right now- I like my pie cold. Is that weird?

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    Alaina @ Fabtastic Eats — December 12, 2012 at 8:52 am

    This looks incredible! I want it right now..why can’t we see a picture of food and have it appear in front of us?

  4. #
    amy @ fearless homemaker — December 12, 2012 at 9:37 am

    This sounds just wonderful! I could go for a slice for breakfast right now… =)

  5. #
    Mr. & Mrs. P — December 12, 2012 at 10:13 am

    So glad we ran into your blog. Now following.. Love your photos.

  6. #
    Roxana | Roxana's Home Baking — December 12, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    this looks amazing Rachel. i love both apples and cranberries. a pie by my own heart

  7. #
    Cassie | Bake Your Day — December 12, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    Love this fruit combo! The crumb has me weak in the knees!

  8. #
    Julie @ Table for Two — December 12, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    look at that TOPPING!! how about you crumble some of that in my mouth? that sounded really wrong, but you know how much i love crumbles, streusels, etc. cranberry apple just sounds like a fantastic combo too – the tart and sweet. one of my favs :)

  9. #
    Patricia — December 12, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    Hi Rachel

    Beautiful looking pie! And I completely agree, there is something wrong with you if you don’t like pie (or cake).

  10. #
    amanda @ fake ginger — December 13, 2012 at 10:53 am

    I love the crumb topping! And I’m crazy jealous that you can get apples locally.

  11. #
    Karen — December 14, 2012 at 12:47 am

    Pie, apple, and cranberries are also my food favorites- definitely going to make this pie this month!

  12. #
    kari shifflett — December 14, 2012 at 9:51 am

    Yum, I am so making this, this weekend!!

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