Joe's Awesome Pear Apple Cranberry Pie with Gingersnap Topping
Cuisine: American
Author: Cookie Madness
Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 90 mins
Total time: 1 hour 50 mins
Holiday pie made with pears, apples and cranberries
Ingredients
  • 9” unbaked pie crust
Topping
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 6 gingersnaps (crushed)
  • pinch of salt
  • 4 tablespoons butter
Filling
  • 2 Bosc pears
  • 1 very large (12 oz) Granny Smith apple or 2 small
  • 3/4 cup cranberries
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
Instructions
  1. Making the topping:
  2. In a bowl, mix flour, sugar, brown sugar, gingersnaps, ginger, and salt. Stir in melted butter until large crumbs form.
  3. Making the filling:
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl toss pears, apples, cranberries, lemon juice, lemon zest, and vanilla. In a small bowl toss sugar with cornstarch and then stir this mixture into the fruit.
  5. Pour filling into pie crust, cover with topping. Set pie on foil lined baking sheet. Bake for 1 ½ hours or until golden brown and filling is bubbling over.
  6. Excellent served hot with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!
Recipe by Cookie Madness at http://www.cookiemadness.net/2012/12/joes-awesome-apple-pear-cranberry-pie-with-gingersnap-topping/