Apple Cranberry Crumble Pie

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This sweet, but oh so simple Apple Cranberry Crumble Pie is an absolute must-have dessert this Fall! Loaded with freshly sliced Fuji apples, in-season sweet cranberries, sugar, and a touch of cinnamon to really bring out the best flavors in this pie. Then, before baking, this pie is finished with the best-ever oat and brown sugar crumble topping. Every bite is juicy, perfectly sweet, full of the best Fall flavors, and truly so delicious. Perfect for Fall weekends when you have lots of apples or when you’re in need of a simple, but impressive and crowd pleasing pie for Thanksgiving! So. GOOD.

overhead shot of apple cranberry crumble pie in pie plate with a slice dolloped with whipped cream. Two slices of pie on white plates around pie plate.

About The Recipe

It’s our first pie of the season and we have been so excited to share this recipe with all of you! It’s a little bit different than all the other pies we’ve shared in the past, but let me just say that this one…it might just be one of our best!

Apple pie has always been one of our favorite pies to make (and eat!) during the holiday’s. It’s so cozy and so full of flavor!

Which is what inspired us to make this pie! Apple cranberry is a classic flavor combination that we’ve been wanting to try out for a little while, but we wanted to make this a little bite more special…and just a little bit easier.

I mean, is there really anything better than a crumble? It’s buttery, crunchy, sweet, and kind of tastes like a cookie. Oh, and not to mention that, with a crumble topping, there is no top crust to worry about.

It’s the simplest but most delicious apple pie EVER!

Plus, it’s super simple to make. Whether you use our Tender Pie Crust recipe or use a store-bought crust, this pie comes together relatively quickly and without much effort!

What is Crumble Pie?

A crumble pie is one of the simplest pies to make! It’s your basic pie, crust and filling, but instead of a second crust on top, you use a crumble topping! The crumble topping is a basic mix of ingredients (oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, butter).

Reasons You Will Love This Apple Cranberry Crumble Pie

  • A pie that everyone will love!
  • Perfectly balanced between apples and cranberries.
  • No top crust! Which means, super simple to make.
  • Perfect for Thanksgiving.
  • Gorgeous with minimal effort.
  • The crumble is almost like eating a cookie on top of your pie. It’s SO good!
angled front shot of apple cranberry pie with two slices beside, on cheesecloth, with cranberries and a pie plate around.

Equipment Needed

Ingredients

(Full ingredient amounts and instructions can be found in the recipe card at the bottom of the post)

For The Pie:

  • Sliced Apples
  • Lemon Juice
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Cornstarch
  • Salt
  • Ground Cinnamon
  • Whole Cranberries
  • Unbaked Pie Crust
sliced apples, unbaked pie crust, cranberries, sugar, cinnamon, cornstarch, salt, and lemon juice on marble surface.

For The Crumble Topping:

  • Rolled Oats
  • Brown Sugar
  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Ground Cinnamon
  • Salted Butter
oats, butter, flour, brown sugar, and cinnamon on marble surface.

How To Make Apple Cranberry Crumble Pie

Step 1: Mix filling

In a large bowl, combine apples, lemon juice, sugar, cornstarch, salt, cinnamon, and cranberries. Toss gently to mix.

Pour into prepared pie crust.

pie filling added to unbaked pie crust.

Step 2: Make topping

In a medium bowl, whisk together oats, sugar, flour, and cinnamon.

Cut butter in with a pastry blender or fork.

Step 3: Bake

Sprinkle on top of pie. Bake for 50 minutes. Cover with foil. Bake for an additional 50 minutes, or until done.

What’s The Best Apple To Bake With?

With so many different variations of apple out there, it can be a little overwhelming to try and decide on which one to use. Granny Smith is by far the most common baking apple, as well as Honeycrisp, but we found that Fuji apples actually taste and work REALLY well for this particular recipe! It lends a nice sweetness to help counter-act the tartness of the cranberries.

3 Tips For The Perfect Pie Crust

If you’re making your own pie crust, here a few quick tips to help ensure the perfect pie!

  1. Remember, the fridge is a pie dough’s best friend! You really need to keep it cold to ensure the best experience.
  2. Preheat the oven! I know this sounds simple, but when you put the cold dough into the hot oven, it creates steam. Therefore, flakier crust!
  3. Keep the butter chunks bigger and, when you’re rolling, if you see any chunks of butter on the edge, cut it off and place it back in the middle. Butter is your dough’s best friend!
overhead close up of slice of pie with a dollop of whipped cream and pie crust cut like an apple on top.

What To Serve With This Apple Cranberry Crumble Pie

Whether you’re planning out a holiday dinner or just looking for some topping ideas, here are a few of our favorite things to serve with this delicious apple pie!

How To Store

You can keep this pie covered, in the refrigerator, for 3-5 days. You can also slice this pie and freeze the individual slices in a freezer safe container or zip-top bag and keep in the freezer for 1-2 months.

Substitutions

  • Frozen cranberries can be used instead of fresh.
  • If you would like, you can use apple pie spice in the filling and in the topping.
  • Any kind of baking apple can be used for this recipe!

Looking for more recipes like this? Here are a few you may like: Mini Apple Pies, Apple Pie Crumble Bars, Pecan Pie Bars, Apple Pie Coffee Cake

slice of apple cranberry crumble pie on white plate with dollop of whipped cream on top, two more slices and whole pie around on white cheese cloth.

Expert Tips

  • 6 cups of sliced apples is about 4-5 large apples or about 2 pounds.
  • Make sure to use a baking apple for this recipe! Fuji, Granny Smith, or Honeycrisp work best for this pie.
  • You can use our homemade pie crust recipe or store-bought.
  • Do NOT use instant oats for the crumble. Make sure you have rolled (also known as old fashioned) oats for this recipe.
  • If you’re unsure the pie is done after baking, you can use an instant read thermometer. Insert in the middle and, if it’s done, it should read about 160°F.

When you make this Apple Cranberry Crumble Pie, leave a comment down below! We love hearing from you and answering any questions you might have! Also, be sure to tag us on social media and hashtag it #BakersTable.

overhead shot of apple cranberry crumble pie in pie plate with a slice dolloped with whipped cream. Two slices of pie on white plates around pie plate.

Apple Cranberry Crumble Pie

Traci
Juicy, perfectly sweet, full of flavor, and SO DELICIOUS! This Apple Cranberry Crumble Pie is not only easy to make, but it's the perfect pie to bake this holiday season.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 35 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 40 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 15 mins
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 439 kcal

Ingredients
 

Pie

  • 6 cups peeled, cored, and sliced apples
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 6⅔ Tablespoons cornstarch
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • cups cranberries, fresh or frozen
  • 9 inch unbaked pie crust

Crumble

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 3 Tablespoons all purpose flour
  • teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • cup cold salted butter, sliced

Instructions

Pie

  • Heat oven to 375 °F.
  • In a large bowl, combine apples, lemon juice, sugar, cornstarch, salt, cinnamon, and cranberries.
  • Toss gently to mix.
  • Pour into prepared pie crust.

Crumble

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together oats, sugar, flour, and cinnamon.
  • Cut butter in with a pastry blender or fork.
  • Sprinkle on top of pie.
  • Bake for 50 minutes.
  • Cover with foil.
  • Bake for an additional 50 minutes, or until done.

Notes

Substitutions:
  • Frozen cranberries can be used instead of fresh.
  • If you would like, you can use apple pie spice in the filling and in the topping.
  • Any kind of baking apple can be used for this recipe!
 
Expert Tips:
  • 6 cups of sliced apples is about 4-5 large apples or about 2 pounds.
  • Make sure to use a baking apple for this recipe! Fuji, Granny Smith, or Honeycrisp work best for this pie.
  • You can use our homemade pie crust recipe or store-bought.
  • Do NOT use instant oats for the crumble. Make sure you have rolled (also known as old fashioned) oats for this recipe.
  • If you’re unsure the pie is done after baking, you can use an instant read thermometer. Insert in the middle and, if it’s done, it should read about 160°F.

Nutrition

Serving: 1sliceCalories: 439kcalCarbohydrates: 75gProtein: 4gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 242mgPotassium: 204mgFiber: 5gSugar: 43gVitamin A: 300IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 35mgIron: 2mg

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

When you make this recipe, remember to tag @bakerstble or hashtag it #BakersTable!

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