I'm about to tell you something scandalous about this pie. It's not too sweet, it's bursting with apples and tart cranberries and it's not about the crust. Wait...did I just say that? I, who am famous for eating the crust right out from under the filling? Yup, though it pains me a bit to say it. But, it's not so much that this pie is about the fruit but rather about how amazingly good the fruit tastes when it's slathered with the rum gingerbread sauce. Actually, I think cardboard might be good slathered with this sauce. One spoonful on top of each bite of fruit, one spoonful right into my mouth, repeat. Seriously, someone take this sauce away from me right now.
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1 1/2 Sticks unsalted butter, chilled and cut into 1" pieces
1 1/2 Cups all purpose flour
1/4 Cup sugar
1/2 Teaspoon baking powder
3/4 Teaspoon salt
6 Tablespoons ice water
3 Golden Delicious apples (or other sweet apples)
3 Granny Smith apples (or other tart apples)
1 Cup fresh cranberries
1/2 Cup sugar
1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/4 Cup all purpose flour
1/4 Teaspoon salt
Rum Gingerbread Caramel:
1/2 Cup sugar
1 1/2 Cups heavy cream, at room temperature
1 Tablespoon unsalted butter
1 Teaspoon cinnamon
1 Teaspoon ground ginger
1 Teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 oz. Captain Morgan Spiced Rum
Pinch of sea salt (1/4 - 1/2 Teaspoon)
Peel, core and slice the apples. Toss them in a bowl with the lemon juice and combine with the cranberries, sugar, flour and salt.
While the pie is baking, make the sauce by melting the sugar in a pot over a low to medium flame. Do not walk away. When the sugar has completely dissolved, remove it from the heat and add the heavy cream. The mixture will bubble up. Return to a low heat and stir vigorously until all lumps are gone and the sauce is a light golden brown. Stir in the butter, cinnamon, ginger, vanilla and sea salt. Remove from the heat and immediately stir in the spiced rum. Serve the pie warm or at room temperature and with lots of warm caramel sauce. Makes approximately 10 servings.