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!

Eileen~

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!
    https://thesweetworldsite.wordpress.com/2018/11/16/apple-pockets/

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