Fabulous Combination

Mini makes everything better! Plus, the very traditional apple pie meets up with cranberries to make the perfect combination!

Mini cranberry apple pies

There is nothing more classic than apple pie. That is why we decided to take that classic and step it up a notch. We added fresh cranberries and then topped it with an oatmeal topping. It's a perfect bite of sweet and tart! Plus, it's cute and minature. Who doesn't love everything in miniature form? If you want to make these little pies for the masses just double the recipe, and it can be made in a traditional 9-inch pie plate.

Mini cranberry apple pie recipe

Yields 4 mini pies

Ingredients:

  • 1 (9 inch) store-bought unbaked pie crust
  • 2 large apples (about 1 pound), peeled and thinly sliced
  • 4 ounces fresh cranberries
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon fresh orange zest

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl add all ingredients and toss to combine. Set aside until ready to fill pie shells.
  3. Divide the pie shell into four pieces and press into 4 miniature pie plates or tart pans. We used 4-3/4 inch minature tart pans.
  4. Equally fill pie shells with filling. Sprinkle with topping and bake for about 35 minutes until topping is browned and crispy.

Crumble topping for pie recipe

Yields 1 cup

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup quick-cooking rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup cold butter

Directions:

  1. In a medium bowl whisk together brown sugar, flour and oats.
  2. Chop butter into small pieces and add to mixture. Cut in the butter with a pastry blender or two forks. Work the butter into the mixture until you get pea-size crumbs.
  3. Keep cold until ready to top pie.

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Comments on "Mini cranberry apple pies"

vance November 17, 2013 | 1:01 PM

Would like to know if the bake time increases in pie form. A good combo for Thanksgiving Day with Turkey.

Katie December 27, 2012 | 5:59 PM

These look really good! And I totally agree - everything is better as a "mini"

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