Cranberry-Apple Pie Squares

Combine two holiday fruit favorites in this inviting pie, with a basic crust and a special caramel and ice cream topping.

  • prep time 40 min
  • total time 2 hr 40 min
  • ingredients 17
  • servings 12

Ingredients

Crust

1 1/2
cups all-purpose flour
1
tablespoon sugar
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/2
cup butter or margarine
1
egg yolk
1/4
cup milk

Filling

8 1/2
cups thinly sliced, peeled baking apples (3 lb.; about 9 medium)
1
cup sugar
1/4
cup all-purpose flour
2
teaspoons cinnamon
1/2
teaspoon salt
1
cup chopped fresh or frozen cranberries, thawed

Topping

1
cup all-purpose flour
1/2
cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
1
cup caramel ice cream topping, heated
Vanilla or cinnamon ice cream, if desired
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. In large bowl, combine 1 1/2 cups flour, sugar and 1/4 teaspoon salt; mix well. With pastry blender, cut in 1/2 cup butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • 2 In small bowl, combine egg yolk and milk; beat well. Add to flour mixture; stir just until dry ingredients are moistened.
  • 3 On lightly floured surface, roll dough to form 15x11-inch rectangle. Place in ungreased 13x9-inch pan. Press in bottom and 1 inch up sides of pan.
  • 4 Place apples in large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH for 6 to 8 minutes, stirring every 2 minutes, or until apples are fork-tender. Add 1 cup sugar, 1/4 cup flour, cinnamon and 1/2 teaspoon salt; mix well. Spoon apple mixture over crust. Sprinkle with cranberries.
  • 5 In medium bowl, combine 1 cup flour, brown sugar and 1/2 cup butter; mix until crumbly. Sprinkle over fruit.
  • 6 Bake at 375°F. for 45 to 60 minutes or until topping is deep golden brown, apples are tender and filling is bubbly. Cool 1 hour.
  • 7 To serve, cut warm dessert into squares; place on individual dessert plates. Top each with caramel topping and ice cream.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1/12 of Recipe
    Calories
    480
    (
    Calories from Fat
    145),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    16g
    16%
    (Saturated Fat
    10g,
    10%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    60mg
    60%;
    Sodium
    350mg
    350%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    80g
    80%
    (Dietary Fiber
    3g
    3%
      Sugars
    50g
    50%
    ),
    Protein
    4g
    4%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    12%;
    Vitamin C
    4%;
    Calcium
    4%;
    Iron
    10%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 4 Other Carbohydrate; 3 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    5
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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