Apple Cranberry Pie


Crust ( From Veganomicon )

* 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

* 1 Tb sugar

* 1/2 tsp salt

* 1/4 tsp baking powder

* 1/3 cup nonhydrogenated vegan shortening

* 1/4 cup cold water, plus 2 Tb if needed

* 2 tsp apple cider vinegar


* Juice of 1 orange

* Zest of 1 orange

* 5 cups of peeled, sliced apples ( about 5 apples )

* 1/2 cup sugar

* 1/2 cup fresh cranberries, chopped

* 1/4 cup all-purpose flour

* 1 tsp cinnamon


* 1/4 cup all-purpose flour

* 1/4 cup sugar

* 2 Tb oats

* 2 Tb vegan butter, melted

* 1/2 tsp cinnamon


Preheat oven to 400 F.

1. First prepare the crust...

In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, salt and baking powder.

2. Add the shortening by the teaspoon, but you don't need to be precise about this. You just want to add it in small chunks in three batches and then cut it into flour with each additional. Cut the shortening in until the dough in crumbly and pebbly.

3. Combine the vinegar with 1/4 cup of the water. Add the mixture to the dough in three batches, gently mixing it into the dough with a fork, until the dough holds together when pinched. If need be, add up to 2 tablespoons more water.

4. Gather the dough into a ball and knead gently a few times, just until it holds together. Sprinkle a clean work surface with flour, then flatten the ball into a disk. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for about an hour.

5. When ready to roll out the crust, place a large piece of baking parchment on your work surface. Unwrap the dough and place it on the parchment. Sprinkle your rolling pin with flour and roll the dough into a 12 inch circle. It may slip around a bit from the parchment, but that's okay, just work steadily and gently. Your crust is now ready to use.

6. Lift the parchment and flip the crust into a pie plate. Tuck in and trim the edges. Refrigerate while you make your filling.

7. Make the filling by mixing all the ingredients together in a medium bowl.

8. Making the toppings by mixing all the ingredients together in a small bowl.

9. Add filling to cold pie crust and scatter the toppings over the filling.

10. Bake at 400 F until the juice in the center of the pie is bubbling, about 1 hour. ( If the crust or toppings is becoming too dark, cover the pie loosely with foil ).

11. Transfer to a wire rack to cool before serving.