Serves 6 to 8
30 minutes prep, 1 hour 30 minutes cooking, 2 hours total
  • 1 Piecrust
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1/2 cup dark raisins
  • 1/3 cup dark rum
  • 2/3 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 apples (about 1 pound), peeled, cored, and cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 2 large pears (about 1 pound), peeled, cored, and cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 2/3 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • Pinch kosher salt

For the crumb topping:

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup chopped toasted walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, chilled and cubed

1. On a lightly floured surface or between two sheets of plastic wrap, roll the pie dough into a 3/8-inch-thick round. Line a 9-inch pie pan with the dough, use your thumb and forefinger to flute the edges, and chill in the refrigerator while you prepare the filling (or for up to 1 day; lightly cover the dough with plastic if leaving for more than 2 hours).

2. In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, combine the raisins and rum with 1/3 cup water. Stir in the brown sugar and bring to a boil. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until the sugar is dissolved, then remove from the heat, cover, and let cool to room temperature.

3. In a large bowl, combine the apples, pears, cranberries, granulated sugar, cornstarch, lemon juice, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and salt. When the raisin mixture has cooled, scrape it into the fruit mixture, tossing well to combine. Allow the fruit mixture to rest at room temperature while you bake the crust.

4. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line the crust with foil, fill with pie weights, and place on a foil-lined baking sheet. Bake the crust until light golden brown, about 20 minutes. Take the pan out of the oven and remove the foil and weights.

5. Scrape the filling into the crust, piling the fruit into a mound in the center so it does not spill out. Return the pie to the oven and bake for 30 minutes.

6. Meanwhile, prepare the crumb topping. In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, oats, brown sugar, nuts, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Using your fingers, rub the butter into the flour mixture until large crumbs form. Carefully remove the pie from the oven and sprinkle the crumb topping all over the filling. Return the pie to the oven and bake until the fruit is very tender and the juices are bubbling, another 30 to 35 minutes. Check after 20 minutes; if the crumb topping looks too brown, tent the pie with a sheet of foil. Allow the pie to cool for 25 to 30 minutes on a wire rack before serving.

From In the Kitchen with a Good Appetite by Melissa Clark. Copyright © 2010 Melissa Clark, Inc. Published by Hyperion. All Rights Reserved.