Apple- Cranberry Pie with Oatmeal Cookie Crust

This recipe has been featured in a post on The Recipe Girl blog: Apple-Cranberry Pie with Oatmeal Cookie Crust.

Yield: 8 servings

Prep Time: 30 min

Cook Time: 50 min

Apple- Cranberry Pie w/ Oatmeal Cookie Crust

This is a super delicious pie recipe. I love the fact that it's almost like an apple crisp made as a pie!


3 cups old fashioned (rolled) oats
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
6 Tablespoons light brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup butter, melted

7 cups Granny Smith apples, peeled & thinly sliced
1 cup cranberries, fresh or frozen
3 Tablespoons lemon juice, freshly squeezed
1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon lemon zest, grated
3 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup sour cream


1. Prepare crust: Combine all crust ingredients in a medium-sized bowl, and mix well. Press firmly and evenly into the bottom and sides of a 9 or 10-inch pie pan (or 9-inch deep dish), forming a thick crust. Reserve about a cup of the crust mix for the topping.

2. Preheat oven to 375°F.

3. Prepare filling: Place sliced apples and cranberries in a large bowl. Drizzle with lemon juice and sprinkle with spices; toss until well coated. Add rind. Sprinkle in flour and mix again. Gradually add brown sugar and sour cream as you mix. Don't worry if the apple slices break a little while being mixed and tossed.

4. Distribute the filling into the unbaked crust. Sprinkle the reserved crust crumbs over the top and pat neatly into place.

5. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until the apples are soft and the crust is nicely browned on the edges. Note: If the top appears to be browning too quickly during baking, cover loosely with foil (check after about 30 minutes).

6. Serve hot, warm or at room temperature.


*if you use a smaller pie pan, 7 cups of apples might be slightly too many apples- use your judgment... they should mound nicely.
*Depending on how thick you'd like the crust, you may have some crust mix left over. Use any remaining crust crumbs in little ramekins to make a couple of extra "apple crisps!"
*This is doubly good with a nice scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Source : (Adapted significantly from The New Enchanted Broccoli Forest)

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

  1. postedSep 10, 2009 11:40 AM

    This looks sooo good! I Cannot wait to try it! One question…could this be adapted so that blueberries could be used?

  2. postedSep 11, 2009 6:49 PM

    Carly- I think blueberries would make a nice substitute for the cranberries!

  3. postedOct 26, 2009 7:03 AM

    I just found this and can’t wait to try it! I absolutely love cranberries.

  4. postedOct 9, 2010 9:55 AM

    Do you store at room temp or in the Fridge and how long will it stay good?

    • postedOct 10, 2010 8:05 PM

      @Breanna, It should be ok at room temp for a few days. Store in the fridge if you prefer.

  5. postedNov 29, 2010 9:11 AM

    Going to make this for a friend’s birthday tonight…do you think I could sub greek yogurt for the sour cream?

    • postedNov 29, 2010 12:46 PM

      @Kristen, Wish I could give you a definite “yes,” but since I haven’t tried it then I’m not sure. I’ve had good success in subbing yogurt for SC in cakes and breads, but in a pie I’m not sure about the consistency & flavor. Let me know if you try it and it works out ok!

  6. postedNov 23, 2011 2:51 PM

    Made this today for Thanksgiving tomorrow. This pie smells A~MA~ZING! Its hard to keep from cutting into now to sample it!

  7. postedFeb 12, 2012 4:27 PM

    Just made this & it’s in the oven! Smells like heaven! Can’t wait to taste it, thank you so much!!!

  8. postedFeb 25, 2012 7:04 AM

    I made this last nite it came out great and I love the oatmeal pie crust. I love apples and cranberries, my only concern was that it wasn’t sweet but tart. How can I get it to be sweeter with out ruining it? Please advise.

    • postedFeb 28, 2012 4:00 PM

      The Granny Smith variety tends to be a little more tart. Try another variety for more sweetness: Braeburn, Cox’s Orange Pippin, Jonathon, Golden Russet

  9. postedMay 3, 2012 2:42 PM

    I came across your website looking for something different to plain old fashioned apple pie and found this recipe. THANK YOU! This was great and easy…I love the combination of cranberries, apples and oatmeal. I used greek yogurt in place of sour cream as someone suggested and came out just fine.
    This recipe made me a fan of your site 🙂
    I can’t wait to try out more of your dessert recipes!

    • postedMay 3, 2012 4:00 PM

      Glad you found something you enjoyed!

  10. postedNov 20, 2012 8:26 PM

    My pie doesnt really have juice to it, other than the sour cream which isnt muxh…did I do something wrong?

    • postedNov 21, 2012 6:27 AM

      Been a long time since I made this one, but I don’t recall it being excessively juicy.

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