Winter Fruit and Walnut Pie
1 Cup fresh or frozen cranberries
1 cup golden raisins
2 cups roughly chopped peeled tart apples such as Granny Smith
2 tbsp cornstarch'
2 tabsp butter, cut into small piesces
zest of one orange
1/3 cup orange juice
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/8 ground allspice
3/4 cup plus 2 tsp sugar
1 double-crust pie shell, homemade or store bought
1 cup toasted walnut pieces
1 tbsp whole milk
sweetened whipped cream
1. Preheat oven to 425* Put cranberries, raisins, apples, and 3/4 cup water ina medium saucepan. Heat over hight heat until boiling and fruit starts to soften, about 4 minutes.
2. Mix cornstarch with 1/4 cold water. Stir into boiling fruit; mixture will thicken slightly. Remove from heat and add butter, zest, juice, spices, and 3/4 sugar.
3. Line a 9-in pie pan with one of the crusts. Sprinkle crust evenly with walnuts, pressing gently so they adhere to dough .Fill crust with walnuts, pressing gently so they adhere to dough. Fill crust with fruit mixture. Lay second crust over the top. trim edges to seal and cut a few decorative steam holes in the top crust. Brush with milk and sprinkle with remaining 2 tsp. sugar.
4. Set pie on foil-lined baking sheet and put on bottom rack of oven. Back 10 minutes, then reduce oven temperature to 375*. Back until golden brown and juices are bubbling around edge, 35-45 minutes total (check halfway through and cover rim with foil if crust is getting too dark) Let cool 30 minutes before cutting. Serve with whipped cream.
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