Nantucket Cranberry-Apple Pie

Hello friends!

Tis’ the cranberry season!

They appear on our holiday table spreads in cranberry sauce, relish, chutney, cakes, and pies.  Then they are forgotten until next year, I don’t understand!

Nantucket Cranberry-Apple Pie involves so few ingredients and so little effort. Delicious, tart cranberries are the star of this super-simple, easy, crustless pie. Mixed with crisp chunks of sweet apples, nuts, and sprinkled with sugar to balance the cranberries sweetness and tartness, making a saucy bottom for its buttery top. 

Make the cranberry more than Thanksgiving worthy. Rethink the cranberry. Yes, please!

Meet ya in the kitchen!

For the Bottom Layer:

1 tablespoon melted butter

2 cups cranberries, frozen or fresh

1 1/2 cups apple, peeled, cored, and cut into chunks

1/3 cup granulated sugar

1 teaspoon orange or lemon zest

2 teaspoons orange or lemon juice

1/2 cup walnuts or pecans, chopped

For the Next Layer:

3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, softened

3/4 cup granulated sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 teaspoon almond extract

For the Topping:

1 cup flour

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

Final topping

1 tablespoon granulated sugar

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9-inch cake pan or a 10-inch pie plate. Melt 1 tablespoon butter, and drizzle it into the bottom of the pan.

To make the bottom: Spread the cranberries, chopped apples, and nuts of the pan. Sprinkle with sugar, orange zest, and orange juice and mix to combine.

To make the topping: In a mixing bowl, beat together the butter and sugar on medium-high speed until pale and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add eggs, vanilla, and almond extract and beat until combined. Reduce speed to low add flour, spices, and salt, mix until combined. 

Spread the batter over the cranberry mix, using a spatula or your wet fingers.

Sprinkle coarse cinnamon sugar atop the batter.

Bake the cake for 40-50 minutes, until a cake tester inserted into the center comes out clean of batter.

Remove the cake from the oven. Sere warm, or at room temperature; just as it is, or with whipped cream or ice cream.

Thanks for stopping by.

Bake some Love!


One Comment Add yours

  1. Very delicious! Perfect for the holiday season! Following your blog for more great recipes 🙂 I made some delicious apple pockets which are a great treat for Thanksgiving, so I recommend checking these out!


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