Apple- Cranberry Pie with Oatmeal Cookie Crust


The ‘Sea of Apples’ from our family apple-picking venture is almost entirely depleted. It has been an apple-recipe-a-day around here for the past couple of weeks, and it’s been fun selecting some new and unique recipes that utilize this fall fruit favorite. My family urged me to make a pie. Can’t have a bunch o’ apples without makin’ a pie, right? I begrudgingly set forth to find a recipe. I’m crust-challenged, you see, so the pie recipes have not been calling to me. Because of this, here’s a recipe that finally provided some pie inspiration: Apple- Cranberry Pie with Oatmeal Cookie Crust.

Oatmeal cookies in an apple pie? What could be better! Knowing we would enjoy the cookie part especially, I created a substantial crust base for this pie.

The original recipe calls for just apples, but I preferred to add a handful of cranberries… just because they added a splash of color and a little tartness to to counteract all that sweet stuff. I dug up cranberries that I froze last fall, using up the final bag just in time to buy some new ones to store for use during the next year. You could certainly use all apples to make this pie (but it wouldn’t be nearly as pretty!)


The apples and cranberries are tossed with lemon juice & rind, as well as spices, a bit of flour, and a small amount of sour cream. More delicious cookie crumbs are sprinkled on top.

The baked product turns out one amazing pie. The crust is very much cookie-like, and its pairing with the apple pie filling is wonderful. Serve it warm, and add a scoop of vanilla ice cream if you’re feelin’ a little wild and crazy. I would liken this to a really good apple crisp, rather than a classic apple pie.

There are just enough apples remaining to create a couple more recipes… I’ll be scouring my cookbooks and magazines for more apple inspiration, and I’ll be avoiding those crusty pies for certain.

This recipe can be found here:  Apple- Cranberry Pie with Oatmeal Cookie Crust

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73 Responses to “Apple- Cranberry Pie with Oatmeal Cookie Crust”

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    Rhyleysgranny — October 15, 2008 @ 8:26 AM

    You must have a lot of well tended apple trees. The fruit looks wonderful. I have never seen a crust like this. It looks lovely. I like the idea of using oats. Nice change from pastry. Your photos as always are stunning
    xxx

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    HoneyB — October 15, 2008 @ 8:59 AM

    This looks delicious and I love the crust!

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    Clumbsy Cookie — October 15, 2008 @ 9:16 AM

    I love the idea of a oatmeal crust, it’s like a gigantic oatmeal filled cookie!

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    Peter M — October 15, 2008 @ 11:08 AM

    I’ll have one scoop of the pie with some vanilla ice cream…please!!!

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    Katrina — October 15, 2008 @ 11:19 AM

    Recipe Girl, you’re amazing. I may have said that before. This looks SO good. Love the idea of an oatmeal cookie crust! Printing…I need a recipe book just for your recipes alone!

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    Nina Timm — October 15, 2008 @ 11:28 AM

    What a lovely pie.I love the crunchy crust…..just keep those apple recipes comin’

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    Patsyk — October 15, 2008 @ 12:26 PM

    Oh, I think you’ve solved my crust problem… cookie crust! Oh yeah… gonna have to try ANOTHER one of your recipes! :)

    I must tell you… your photos are OUTSTANDING! Simply beautiful to look at.

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    RecipeGirl — October 15, 2008 @ 12:51 PM

    PatsyK- Thank you. That’s quite a compliment to wake up to :)

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    Happy cook — October 15, 2008 @ 1:36 PM

    Wow they looks absloutley delicious.
    I have never ever made a pie. SHould try to make them once.

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    Patricia Scarpin — October 15, 2008 @ 1:38 PM

    That is a pie crust I have never seen before! What a nice idea!

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    Barbara Bakes — October 15, 2008 @ 1:41 PM

    What a perfect combination!

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    Maria — October 15, 2008 @ 1:44 PM

    Apples and cranberries, what a great filling for a pie…especially with this oatmeal cookie crust! Genius recipe!! Your pie is stunning!

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    Dawn — October 15, 2008 @ 2:28 PM

    A hearty crust indeed!!
    How did you get the crust to stay put and collaspe? Was it the butter that holds it together?
    Gorgeous pie!!!

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    Laurie — October 15, 2008 @ 2:31 PM

    I always go to Yucaipa but Julian is so much closer. I’m going to have to make it out there this month! Does Julian have antique markets too? :)
    Love the Cranberry Apple Pie.. looks so delicious!

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    Sangeeth — October 15, 2008 @ 3:15 PM

    oatmeal crust is just the right one! loved the recipe too

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    Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer — October 15, 2008 @ 3:27 PM

    WOW that looks amazing – I love your crust. What a great idea… Thanks for sharing this one as I will make it your way for the holidays!!
    Like Peter said – With Ice cream !!

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    Pam — October 15, 2008 @ 3:34 PM

    This looks so good, I can’t wait to make it. The crust is perfection!

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    Gretchen Noelle — October 15, 2008 @ 3:47 PM

    What a fun pie! Thanks for sharing!

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    Deborah — October 15, 2008 @ 4:14 PM

    I have to try this crust! What a great twist on an apple pie.

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    CookiePie — October 15, 2008 @ 4:40 PM

    Wow – your apple recipes keep looking better and better! That pie looks simply divine!

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    Jessy and her dog Winnie — October 15, 2008 @ 5:05 PM

    Omg that looks awesome!

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    Colleen — October 15, 2008 @ 5:23 PM

    What a great idea for the crust! This pie just says “fall” all over the place – delicious!

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    Sandie — October 15, 2008 @ 5:29 PM

    Ok, I'm seriously loving this. From the oatmeal cookie crust to the apple/cranberry combination—this is a bit of pie heaven. I haven't seen this combination before, and now I'm totally smitten—I love cranberries & oatmeal!

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    We Are Not Martha — October 15, 2008 @ 6:16 PM

    omg. This looks absolutely amazing!! And pretty much my pie from heaven. Definitely adding it to my list and will be making it in the next couple weeks. I can only hope mine is as pretty as yours!

    Sues

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    Adam — October 15, 2008 @ 6:49 PM

    Oatmeal cookies in an apple pie? That is heaven. I golden crusted, sweet smelling heaven of a pie. I am going to use this crust for a bunch of stuff :)

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    Teresa Cordero Cordell — October 15, 2008 @ 7:36 PM

    Lori, what an excellent idea for a crust. Apple pie is what I have on my birthday and I think I’ll try this one this year. Sounds delicious. Thanks for the great recipe. I printed it out.

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    Cakebrain — October 15, 2008 @ 7:48 PM

    Ohhh wow! these are such gorgeous pics! I love fall and I love all apple desserts! The colours in your pictures are amazing! great shots!

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    Stacey Snacks — October 15, 2008 @ 8:09 PM

    That crust is scary good!!!
    Very impressive!

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    Lori — October 15, 2008 @ 8:32 PM

    Hooray for cranberries! I love it when they start to come around in recipes. This crust looks amazing!

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    Mike of Mike's Table — October 15, 2008 @ 8:32 PM

    For a crust-o-phone, I’d say you improvised a real beauty in its place! This looks really tasty and the cranberries sound like a great addition

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    Ivy — October 15, 2008 @ 8:34 PM

    I have never seen a crust like this before. It looks great.

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    anudivya — October 15, 2008 @ 9:02 PM

    Crust is awesome, and never seen such bright and plump cranberries before… they lend a lovely color to the pie.

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    noble pig — October 15, 2008 @ 9:22 PM

    This is so cool. Yeah we both have apple-cranberry on the brain today. But I love this crust, so cool and no dough!

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    Girl Japan — October 15, 2008 @ 11:06 PM

    What a nice topping, Oatmeal crust, crispy, the snaps are … fab, fab!

    I wish apples were not so expensive here = ( The crust alone… wow

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    hateful — October 15, 2008 @ 11:11 PM

    This is easily the most beautiful pie I’ve ever seen.

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    Jan — October 15, 2008 @ 11:16 PM

    That looks absolutely divine!

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    Rindy R — October 16, 2008 @ 12:04 AM

    This looks like a work of art! Yum – I want a piece of this with my morning coffee!

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    Robin Sue — October 16, 2008 @ 12:43 AM

    That oatmeal cookie crust is fantastic. What a beautiful pie. I will keep that crust in mind for my next pie!

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    Mandy — October 16, 2008 @ 1:36 AM

    the pie looks fantastic. I really like the cookie crust idea.

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    Obsessive Foodie or Food Addict....You Decide — October 16, 2008 @ 2:04 AM

    Quit posting all these yummy recipes….I am getting way behind in things I want to make. The choices are too abundant.

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    Ari (Baking and Books) — October 16, 2008 @ 2:04 AM

    Oatmeal cookies in an apple pie crust? Brilliant! I totally love it.

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    eliza — October 16, 2008 @ 2:40 AM

    how wonderful! to have oatmeal cookies with apple filling, those are a mighty combo.

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    That Girl — October 16, 2008 @ 3:52 AM

    I love the addition of cranberries!

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    susan — October 16, 2008 @ 4:17 AM

    looks so healthy and delicious! YUM :)

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    Dana — October 16, 2008 @ 5:29 AM

    WOW! I’m so glad I found you!!! Great pictures!

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    the southern hostess — October 16, 2008 @ 6:15 AM

    Mmmm…looks so good and autumn-y.

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    Grace — October 16, 2008 @ 8:47 AM

    what a tremendous idea for a pie crust!!! i like dried cranberries in my oatmeal cookies, and the addition of apples can never be wrong. this one’s a keeper, to be sure. :)

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    VeggieGirl — October 16, 2008 @ 10:14 AM

    Ahhh, I adore apple-picking :0) Such a fantastic fall treat, yet again!!

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    Katherine Aucoin — October 16, 2008 @ 12:57 PM

    Your pie looks amazing. I can feel the crucnh throught your photos!

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    Parker — October 16, 2008 @ 1:01 PM

    That is so beautiful and delicious looking. A great idea for the crust.

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    Jessie — October 16, 2008 @ 2:51 PM

    Oh my goodness, that looks amazing! What a great idea. (And beautiful pics!)

    +Jessie
    a.k.a. The Hungry Mouse

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    Maria — October 16, 2008 @ 3:01 PM

    What a gorgeous pie!

    Maria
    x

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    Stephanie — October 16, 2008 @ 3:03 PM

    That looks so delicious! I love the idea of using an oatmeal crust. Somehow it seems healthier and heartier than a regular pastry crust. :-)

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    Lo — October 16, 2008 @ 4:39 PM

    I’m loving your collection of apple recipes… what really lures me in with this one is the oatmeal crust.

    That fruit looks fab!

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    Rosie — October 16, 2008 @ 5:06 PM

    WOW – looks delicious and that crust looks so good!! I’m loving your fall recipes :)

    Rosie x

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    Tara — October 16, 2008 @ 5:41 PM

    oh that is to die for…..I hope my looks that pretty??

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    Chris — October 16, 2008 @ 6:11 PM

    The oatmeal cookie crust is what really grabs me! I have enjoyed your website for quite a while….how did it take me so long to visit your blog!!

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    Helene — October 16, 2008 @ 8:03 PM

    What a great combo, I love the colors.

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    Alexa — October 16, 2008 @ 8:50 PM

    That’s an inspired pie… It sounds so good!

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    Bridgett — October 16, 2008 @ 10:30 PM

    The crust on this looks amazing. All of your photos make it all the more inviting. This would be decadent with a scoop of ice cream alongside!

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    Anonymous — October 16, 2008 @ 11:23 PM

    Does this crust stay crisp or does it get soggy after a day or two?

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    RecipeGirl — October 17, 2008 @ 12:05 AM

    Anonymous- good question! We actually ate this all up in one day (with other people eating too, of course!) I don’t think it would tend to get soggy after a day or two though. The apple filling wasn’t overly wet or anything. Good luck!

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    Big Boys Oven — October 17, 2008 @ 12:45 AM

    those apples look so refreshing and yummy! so well captured!

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    Bunny — October 17, 2008 @ 1:45 AM

    Apples and oatmeal and cranberries equal yummy!

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    Leslie — October 17, 2008 @ 2:53 AM

    yum! I hate making pie crusts, but refuse to by the store stuff, so this one sucks me right in!!!

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    Heather — October 17, 2008 @ 3:53 AM

    mmmm that looks good. the crust looks amazing!!!!

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    Maggie — October 17, 2008 @ 3:58 AM

    I can’t believe how beautiful the oatmeal crust looks and it sounds so delicious!

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    Kevin — October 18, 2008 @ 1:57 AM

    The oatmeal cookie crust sounds amazing and it would work so well with an apple pie type of filling!

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    Cookie baker Lynn — October 19, 2008 @ 12:49 AM

    Yum, this looks fabulous! I love the no-stress pie crust.

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    Sylvie — October 19, 2008 @ 5:49 PM

    That’s a brilliant idea for a pie crust!

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    Psychgrad — October 21, 2008 @ 3:56 AM

    Looks so good! I really like the crust – unlike anything I’ve tried before.

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    Anonymous — October 30, 2008 @ 8:08 PM

    I WAS LOOKING FOR A OATMEAL CRUST AND I FOUND YOUR RECIPE AND I ABSOLUTLY LOVE IT THANKS FOR THE RECIPE!!!!

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    adrianne w — November 4, 2008 @ 8:50 PM

    I made this last night and did not like it. The seasoning was good but I don’t think putting Granny Smith’s in was a good idea. Maybe I’ll try it again. The crust was great.