Deep Dish Apple Cranberry Pie with Oatmeal Pecan Crumb Topping

This Deep Dish Apple Cranberry Pie with Oatmeal Pecan Crumb Topping is a great fall pie recipe and makes an excellent addition to your Thanksgiving dessert table!

Confession: I have a weakness for eating pie for breakfast.

Any time there is leftover pie in the fridge, I convince myself that there’s fruit in it so it’s not so bad for me.

A completely acceptable start to the day.

That, really, it’s probably not a whole ton worse than eating a plate full of waffles smothered in butter and Apple Cider Syrup.

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For this Deep Dish Apple Cranberry Pie I experimented with an Oatmeal Pecan Crumb Topping.

Oatmeal is healthy too, right?

I used freshly ground flour for added whole grains and old-fashioned rolled oats in the topping.

Bonus points again.

And we’ll just pretend that the pile of whipped cream is yogurt.

Regardless of whether or not it is “healthy” or “acceptable” to eat pie for breakfast, this Deep Dish Apple Cranberry Pie with Oatmeal Pecan Crumb Topping gets two thumbs up all around.

It baked up twice within less than a week.

Smelled up our house with gorgeous fall spices and the sweet aroma of baking apples.

Found itself on more breakfast plates than I could count.

And it was shared with friends.

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I love the cranberries added to this apple pie for a hint of tartness and a burst of color in an otherwise quite monotone pie recipe.

It’s the perfect end to a crisp fall day and will make an excellent addition to any holiday celebration you have coming in the next couple of months.

If preparing your own pie crust seems a daunting task.

Check out my Tips for a Perfect Pie Crust.

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Thanksgiving Recipe Ideas

If you’re looking for additional inspiration for your Thanksgiving Menu this year along with this Deep Dish Apple Cranberry Pie with Oatmeal Pecan Crumb Topping, here are a few other favorite recipes.

Be sure to check out the whole Thanksgiving Recipes Archive right here if you need help building the rest of your menu.

This Cranberry Rosemary Shrub Cocktail is the perfect Thanksgiving cocktail!

A homemade cranberry shrub with hints of black pepper, rosemary, and cinnamon is combined with bourbon and seltzer for a festive and colorful drink.

If you prefer a roasted turkey, don’t pass up this recipe for Apple Cider Sage Turkey Brine for Roasted Turkey. The brine keeps the meat so moist, and gives it classic Thanksgiving flavors.

Brining a turkey in this Rosemary Beer Brine will tenderize the meat and infuse it with a TON of flavor for Turkey Day! Cook it on a smoker for even more incredible flavor!

Learn How to Make Turkey Gravy with No Lumps for your Thanksgiving table.

If you like cranberry sauce better than gravy, try my recipe for  Cranberry Orange Walnut Relish or Red Wine Pomegranate Cranberry Sauce.

For stuffing, try this Butternut Squash and Kale Quinoa Stuffing (which is great for the health-conscious or gluten-free crowd!) or a more traditional bread based stuffing with Leek + Bacon Stuffing.

In this recipe for Baked Sweet Potatoes with Pomegranate, sliced Sweet Potatoes are baked in a spiced orange maple glaze and sprinkled with juicy, bright pomegranate arils.

Classic buttery russet potato mashed potatoes are elevated thanks to the addition of plenty of browned butter and fresh grated parmesan in this Browned Butter Parmesan Mashed Potatoes.

Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake with Chocolate Ganache is a decadent and unconventional way to get your pumpkin in for Thanksgiving.

If you’re looking for the perfect kid-friendly Thanksgiving treat, check out this Easy Pumpkin Pudding; it combines a few pantry ingredients for a perfect autumn treat and is simple enough for younger helpers to assist in preparing.

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Deep Dish Apple Cranberry Pie with Oatmeal Pecan Crumb Topping

Yield: 1 pie: 8 - 10 servings
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Additional Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 6 hours
This Deep Dish Apple Cranberry Pie with Oatmeal Pecan Crumb Topping is a great fall pie recipe and makes an excellent addition to your Thanksgiving dessert table!

Ingredients

Apple Cranberry Filling

  • 8 Gala or Honeycrisp Apples
  • 10 ounces fresh or frozen (not thawed) cranberries
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 of a stick) of butter, sliced

Oatmeal Pecan Crumb Topping

  • 2/3 cup freshly ground whole white wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned (not instant) rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon cardamom
  • 6 tablespoons of cold butter, sliced
  • 1/3 cup coarsely chopped pecans

For the Crust

Instructions

For the Crust

  1. Crust may be prepared in advance and refrigerated until ready to use.
  2. Prepare the All Butter Pie Crust: Perfect Pie Crust according to recipe instructions. Because this pie is a deep dish, not a regular pie, you are going to need 2/3 to 3/4 of the dough for the crust for this recipe.
  3. Press the dough into the deep dish pie plate and shape the edging as desired.
  4. You can freeze the extra for another use, such as making individual pot pies or something else small that doesn't need an entire pie crust.

For the Filling

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F with the rack in the lower third.
  2. Peel, core and slice the apples.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the apples, cranberries, brown sugar, maple syrup, flour, cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, salt, and lemon juice.
  4. Place the filling inside the prepared pie shell.

For the Oatmeal Pecan Crumb Topping

  1. Measure the flour and oatmeal into a food processor.
  2. Pulse to combine and blend the oatmeal.
  3. Add in the remaining ingredients: brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, butter, and pecans.
  4. Pulse until a crumbly, mixture is achieved.
  5. Dot the top with the sliced butter. Set aside until after the first bake cycle.

Bake the Pie

  1. Cover the edges of the pie loosely using foil. Bake at 425 degrees F for about 35 minutes.
  2. Then, reduce the temperature to 375 degrees F.
  3. Remove the pie from the oven. Discard the foil. Sprinkle with the crumb topping.
  4. Bake for an additional 45 - 60 minutes, or until the apples are tender, crumbs are browned and the filling is bubbly.
  5. Let cool at room tempearture for 3-4 hours before serving.

Notes

Make Ahead Tips

  • Prepare the pie crust ahead of time, place it in the pie plate and shape it as desired, then store the entire pie plate with the prepared crust in a large ziplock bag in the refrigerator or freezer (if longer than 2 days) until you plan to bake the pie. It does not need to be thawed before baking.
  • The topping can be made ahead of time and stored in the freezer in a ziplock bag. It does not need to be thawed before using.

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