Flat Cranberry Apple Pie

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Saturday I got together with my friend Holly for some fun in the kitchen. I did the baking and she did the picture taking. Part way through our fun Madeline woke up from her nap (or maybe she decided she didn’t want to go down for a nap and was tired of being in her room?) so we were able to get some fun mommy/daughter baking pictures.

If you want to see more of the people pictures, head over to Holly’s photography blog: Naturally Sweet Photography. Holly is such a professional and has a great eye. She’s got a few previews up and I can’t wait to see the rest! Here is one of my favorites.

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We knew we wanted lots of colorful things in the photos, so I picked up a bunch of big, bright green apples, clementines, and cranberries. Flipping through Ree Drummond’s – aka The Pioneer Woman – new cookbook, I saw a recipe for Flat Apple Pie that I thought would be perfect for our afternoon in the kitchen.

I’ve never made a flat apple pie and I’ve only recently become comfortable making pie crust, but this recipe was a cinch! It hardly took any time to put together and it was absolutely delicious. I am excited to share this new recipe for Thanksgiving in addition to our usual Pumpkin Pie with Caramel Pecan Topping.

The kids and I are heading out early Monday morning. I haven’t decided if I’ll try to blog or not while gone, but I will have my camera and computer access if the occasion arises. I will be checking email, but I can’t guarantee I’ll be able to respond to all messages. I hope you all have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

Flat Cranberry Apple Pie
adapted from The Pioneer Woman Cooks

  • 1 recipe All Butter Pie Crust
  • 3 large granny smith apples – peeled, cored and sliced
  • 2 handfuls fresh cranberries, about 2/3 cup
  • 2 Tbs flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 Tbs butter

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Stir the apples, cranberries, flour, granulated sugar, brown sugar, salt, and cinnamon together in a large bowl. Set aside.

Roll out the pie crust into a large circle and place on a baking sheet. (I used my round baking stone for this and dusted with flour underneath). Place the apple mixture on the crust. Fold the edges over so that it covers about 3 inches of the apple mixture.

Dot the top of the pie with chunks of butter. Bake for 30-40 minutes, until the mixture is golden and bubbly (I had to up it to about 50 minutes, but we are at sort of high altitude).

Allow the pie to cool slightly, then slice into wedges with a pizza cutter.

Optional: I garnished with the slices with a spring of rosemary. It looked and smelled pretty!

Photos used in this post and profile pictures used throughout GoodLife Eats copyright Holly of Naturally Sweet Photography.

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Katie’s lifelong interest in cooking good food has shown her that part of the goodness in life is enjoying delicious food with friends and family. She is: Mom. Writer. Photographer. Recipe Developer. Website Founder. Lover of all things good in life. A mix of great recipes, family memories, and yummy photography is what Katie serves up each week at GoodLife Eats™. Katie and her family reside in Colorado.

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  • 1
    Maria - November 23, 2009 @ 3:04 am

    I love the photos! I have this one marked in PW's book. I love apple and cranberries together. Have a great Thanksgiving!


  • 2
    GF Gidget - November 23, 2009 @ 3:44 am

    Adorable picture and delicious sounding recipe!


  • 3
    Kristen - November 23, 2009 @ 5:11 am

    What gorgeous photos! What kind of camera does she use? I can't believe those were all natural light indoors. Beautiful!!


  • 4
    Barbara Bakes - November 23, 2009 @ 5:11 am

    What a gorgeous angel your daughter is! Great pictures! I really like the one of your with the fork.


  • 5
    Amanda - November 23, 2009 @ 2:48 pm

    BEAUTIFUL photo! I have been wanting to make a flat pie since I bookmarked the one on Smitten Kitchen. One of these days LOL


  • 6
    Abby - November 24, 2009 @ 12:28 am

    You guys are so pretty! What a sweet afternoon you had. Happy Thanksgiving!


  • 7
    Jan (Mixing Bowl Kids) - November 24, 2009 @ 3:21 am

    I love how the apple has made it's way into your little munchkin's mouth and thanks for sharing Ree's recipe with us all!


  • 8
    Amy - November 24, 2009 @ 1:18 pm

    What a beautiful, beautiful picture, Katie!! She's adorable and that sounds delicious too!


  • 9
    Katie @ goodLife {eats} - November 24, 2009 @ 2:02 pm

    Kristen – Holly used a Nikon D90 with a Nikon 50 1.4 lens, she says she keeps a lens filter on it as well (mostly to protect it). The pictures were in my kitchen from 1-3 pm. It has great light!


  • 10
    We Are Not Martha - November 25, 2009 @ 2:18 am

    Such beautiful photos!! And the pie looks totally delicious :) Sues


  • 11
    Charles Atlas Sheppard - December 06, 2009 @ 6:00 pm

    That link you provide for the pie crust looks easy enough that even I can make a pie. Finally!


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