I’m making an Apple Cranberry Pie to bring to Lon’s aunt Ilene’s house for Thanksgiving. I’ve made this pie several times and always use different apples depending on what’s available in the farmer’s market. I love baking with Mutsu apples and Granny Smith’s but I didn’t see good ones available so I used Cameo’s and Jonagold’s. It’s a perfect Thanksgiving pie to share because it makes a nice presentation and tastes great.

Of course you also need a good pie crust. The recipe I used for a double crust calls for 2/3 cup shortening. I used 1/3 cup butter and 1/3 cup vegetable shortening in attempt to get the best of both worlds. Vegetable shortening (like Crisco) has a a higher melting point than butter and is easier to work with but, has no taste. Using some butter, gives the pie crust that buttery flavor we love.

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