Cranberry Apple Pie


Cranberry Apple Pie
¾  cup water
½ oz brandy
1 cup sugar
12 ounces cranberries, fresh or frozen (thawed/drained)
¼ cup apple cider vinegar
1 cup golden raisins
1 apple, peeled and diced
1/4  t  allspice
1/2  t  cinnamon
1/8  t  ground cloves
1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)
Bring water and sugar to a boil in a medium pan on medium heat.  Add remaining ingredients; return to a boil.  Simmer 15 minutes til thickened.  Pour into glass bowl.  Cover and refrigerate overnight.  Must be at room temp for pie.
Pie Crust
see my best pie crust entry


Pie Topping and Assembly
4 – 5  apples, peeled and thinly sliced*
3/4  cups flour
1/3  cup  brown sugar
½ oz brandy
1/2  t  cinnamon
1/2 stick butter/margarine, chilled
350 oven.  Arrange apples in pastry shell.  Spoon chutney over apples.  Combine flour, sugar, brandy and cinnamon in bowl.  Cut in butter til crumbly.  Sprinkle over chutney.  Bake 40-45 minutes on the lowest rack.  Serve warm with ice cream or whipped cream.

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