Apple Cranberry Pie
The crumbly brown-sugar-and-walnut upper crust is one you could use to upgrade any apple pie. The real highlight of this recipe, though, is the cream cheese mixture that sits under the fruit. Cranberries & apples are a delicious combination.
Dessert & Baking
What you’ll need:
8 ounces cream cheese
1/2 cup firm packed brown sugar, divided
1 unbaked pie crust
2 cups sliced, peeled apples
1/2 cup halved cranberries
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/3 cup flour
1/3 cup oatmeal
1/2 stick butter
1/3 cup chopped walnuts
How to make it:
Mix cream cheese and 1/4 cup brown sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until well-blended. Blend in egg. Pour into pastry shell in pie dish.
Toss apples, cranberries, and 1/2 teaspoon of the cinnamon. Spoon over cream cheese mixture.
Mix flour, oats, remaining 1/4 cup brown sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Stir in nuts and spoon over fruit mixture.
Bake at 375 degrees for 40 to 45 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool slightly before serving.
Meghan G. Loftus for Runners World Magazine Oct 23, 2012