I love Lattice top for Pies. They lend a special elegance to the pie which nothing else would. They sure are a delight to behold and a centerpiece attraction at any table.This is a recipe from my cookbook which never fails to bring that special smile onto your lips. A total winner and a definite keeper! And especially more so now that this recipe has been selected among 25 Top Thanksgiving Recipes EVER! by Baking delights in her article forGlam Mag Thanks Baking Delights :) The pie was incredible with the fruity taste of Apples and Cranberries. We don’t have a sweet tooth , so I reduced the sugar content of the pie in this case, but for those who have…Its Just for you :) Talking about which, this is my entry for the Garden Cook Event - Cranberries

The pie was incredible with the fruity taste of Apples and Cranberries. We don’t have a sweet tooth , so I reduced the sugar content of the pie in this case, but for those who have…Its Just for you :) Talking about which, this is my entry for the Garden Cook Event - Cranberries Ok now to the recipe
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  • Serves: 4 people
  • Yields: one 9 inch pie
Ingredients
  • For Pastry
  • 2 1/2 cups all- purpose flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 6 tbsp cold butter, cut into pieces ( I reduced this and increased Shortening with water for healthier reasons )
  • ½ cup shortening, cut into pieces ( Thanks to Alton Brown, I used the Crisco All-vegetable shortening which has 0 Trans Fat)
  • 4-8 tbsp cold water
  • Grated rind of 1 Orange
  • For the filling
  • 3 tbsp Orange juice ( I din’t have Oranges..I used lemons instead )
  • 2 large cooking apples ( I used the green variety )
  • 1 1/3 cups cranberries ( I used almost 2! more the merrier)
  • ½ cup raisins
  • 4 tbsp chopped walnuts
  • Generous 1 cup superfine sugar ( I used ½ )
  • ½ cup dark brown sugar ( I used 1/4 )
  • 1 tbsp flour
Method
1.

For the crust, sift the flour and salt.

2.

Add the butter and fat and rub well. Stir in enough water to make it into a dough. Divide it into 2 equal balls, wrap and chill for at least 20 min.

3.

Put the orange rind and juice in a bowl. Peel and core the apples and grate them into the bowl. Stir in cranberries, raisins, walnuts,sugar,brown sugar and flour.

4.

Preheat Oven to 400 F. Roll out one ball of dough about 1/8 inch thick.

5.

Tranfer to a 9 –inch pie pan and trim.

6.

Spoon the cranberry and apple mixture into the case.

7.

Roll out remaining dough to a circle and with a serrated pastry wheel ( I jus used a knife ) to cut into the dough into 10 strips. Place 5 strips horizontally across the top of the tart at 1 inch intervals.

8.

Weave in remaining 5 and trim.

9.

Sprinkle the top with sugar

10.

Bake for 20 min. Reduce the heat to 350 and Bake until crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbling about 15-20 min more.

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By Pragya Gupta Chopra on Feb 20, 2012

I made this recipe with only apples and raisins, and it turned out awesome!! But the pie was too runny when I cut into it - How can I fix this? Also, the pastry was a little crumbly while rolling.. Please excuse the untidy edges - will aim for a better looking pie next time!!

16 Comments

By Kruti on Nov 23, 2011

Hey.. what is shortening.. any substitute for that?? i want to try the pie..

Shortening is what we call as "Dalda" in India

By Vijaishri on Aug 3, 2010

I tried this. but one major change: instead of apples, i used bananas. turned out pretty good :D

By KayKat on Nov 2, 2007

I just got a ton of apples as part of my organic delivery - think I'm going to use your recipe for using up some of them! :)

Thanks for the idea, Dhivya!

By Lissie on Nov 2, 2007

hi divya, delicious pie! would like to have a piece right now...

By Dhivya Karthik on Nov 1, 2007

Thanks Padma :) all that hard work pays off when I get to read some wonderful comments like urs

Thanks Suganya..I sure had lots of fun making it

Thanks Cinnamon..We loved it..I thought we wont finish it..but we sure ( 4 of us ) did!

Thanks Sia

Thanks Sirisha..:)

Thanks TBC

Thanks Rina...I have this nature of trying something right from the scratch at least once..Makes me better at appreciating ready made stuff /somebody's else hard work!

Thanks Sagari

Thanks Mansi! I sure was apprehensive :)

Hi Hima..we dont too...thats why I cut down the oodles of sugar in this recipe...It had more tartiness of cranberries..:)

My thanks to you for giving me the oppurtunity :) i will for sure

By Astrid, Kashim & Othello on Nov 1, 2007

Thanks for joining the Garden Cook Event!
The round up (http://foodblog.paulchens.org/?p=1063) is online now and please don't forget to vote (http://foodblog.paulchens.org/?p=1062) for your favourite entry!

--Astrid

By Hima on Oct 31, 2007

What a lovely pie dhivya. I did not have a pie till today. I somehow don't like the extremely sweet dishes. I will surely use your puff pastry recipe though for my savory versions.

By Mansi Desai on Oct 31, 2007

Nice pie Dhivya! not at all bad for a first-timer! and you are so right about those benefits in cranberries:)

By sagari on Oct 31, 2007

your pie looks great and recipe with all details excellent

By Rina on Oct 31, 2007

Divya, this is so beautiful. Hats off to you. You have made the pie from scrap. Really appreciate this wonderful post.

By TBC on Oct 31, 2007

That's a good looking pie.

By Sirisha Kilambi on Oct 31, 2007

Excellent looking Pie Dhivya.......Thanks so much dear for the step by step instructions.....Loved it absolutely...bookmarked it :-)

By Sia on Oct 31, 2007

gorgeous....

By Cinnamon on Oct 31, 2007

Lovely looking pie... must be tasting real good :)

By Suganya on Oct 30, 2007

Beautiful recipe and a lovely looking pie. Looks like a lot of fun.

By Padma on Oct 30, 2007

I really appreciate ur patience and efforts in creating this handsome looking pie. It calls lot of work, indeed, that looks fab!