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Cape Cod Apple Cranberry Pie

Cape Cod Apple Cranberry Pie

Both cranberries and apples are rich in pectins. Pectins can help the digestive system. For diarrhea, one of the leading medications for this problem, Kaopectate, used pectin as one its main "active" ingredients, though the ingredients changed in 2002.

As for this scrumptious pie, you couldn't ask for a better fall dessert with its maple syrup, apples, cranberries and cinnamon spice playing their usual starring roles!

Ingredients

1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons flour
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon grated orange peel
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 tablespoon butter
1-1/2 cups cranberries
3 cups sliced peeled apples
Pastry for 2 crust 9 inch pie

Directions

Bushel of fresh Cranberries Combine first seven ingredients in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook 2 minutes, stirring until sugar dissolves.

Add cranberries. Boil 2 minutes. Fold in apple slices and cool.

Pour into pastry-lined 9-inch pan. Make lattice strips of pastry dough over filling. Trim edges. Bake at 425 degrees 40 to 45 minutes.

Yield: 8 servings.

A Byte of Cranberry History

"Black Monday," November 9, 1959: On this day, the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare announced that cranberries from the Northwest had been found contaminated with a weed killer. Though later the government declared that 99 percent of the nation's crop was untainted, the Secretary said that his family would do without the berries at their Thanksgiving meal. Most Americans chose to make the same sacrifice.

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