Mom's Harvest Apple Pie
- 3 large Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
- 1 orange, zested
- 1 cup fresh cranberries
- 1/3 cup raisins
- 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- Pie crust dough, enough for top and bottom (from your own favorite recipe)
- 1/4 cup half-and-half
- Sugar, for sprinkling
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
In a large bowl, combine the sliced apples, orange zest, cranberries, raisins, walnuts, flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg and mix well. Roll out the bottom dough and place it into a 9-inch pan, leaving 1-inch of pie dough hanging over. Pour the pie filling into the crust. Roll out the top dough and cut it with a scalloped pastry wheel into 15 strips. Gently twist the strips 2 or 3 times, beginning with the longest ones, and place them on top of the pie, working outward and in various angles. Gently fold the bottom crust up over the edge of the pie and flute the edges with your fingertips. With a pastry brush, gently brush the half-and-half over the entire top crust and edges and then sprinkle generously with sugar.
Bake until apples are cooked, about 45 to 50 minutes. (You can check the apples with a fork to make sure they are tender). Remove to a rack to cool. Serve warm or at room temperature.
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Recipe courtesy Picnics Restaurant and Bake Shop