Spiced Cranberry and Apple Pie


  • 1 1/2 cups soft whole wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup soft brown sugar
  • 2 tsp ground allspice
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup margarine
  • 1/2 cup nuts, finely chopped
  • 1 egg, beaten



  • 4 cups baking apples, peeled, cored and sliced
  • Finely grated rind and juice of one orange
  • 2 cups cranberries (best fresh)
  • 1/3 cup sugar



  1. To make pastry dough, put the flour, sugar and spice in a bowl and mix well. Add margarine in pieces and rub into flour until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  2. Stir in nuts, then 2 Tbsp of beaten egg and mix to a firm dough. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead lightly, then cover and chill until required.
  3. To make the filling, put all the ingredients in bowl; mix well. Have an 8 or 9 inch deep pie dish ready.
  4. Roll the dough on the lightly floured surface into a shape that is 1 inch larger than the circumference of the pie dish. Cut a 1/2 inch strip of dough from around the edge and press it into the moistened rim of the pie dish.
  5. Fill with prepared fruit. Moisten the strip; then place the large piece of dough on top. Press firmly to seal, then trim and flute the edge.
  6. Decorate the top of the pie with the trimming rolled and cut; and make a slit in the centre. Brush with the remaining beaten egg.
  7. Bake in a preheated moderately hot oven (400F) for 30 to 40 minutes or until pastry is crisp and brown. Serve hot.
Posted on September 9, 2015 and filed under desserts & sweets.