Apple cranberry pie with a moist and flaky cannabutter crust

Published Dec 9, 2019 02:00 p.m. ET
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This apple cranberry pie recipe covers all the bases from a flaky and light cannabutter crust, to a sweet fruit-filled filling. If you’re looking for a way to spice things up this year, then why not deviate from the traditional apple pie and experiment with some other holiday-themed flavors with this cannabis-infused apple cranberry pie.

Cannabutter pie crust recipe

If you’ve ever purchased pre-made edibles and noticed that they had a really strong taste, that is because the entire thing is generally infused, which leaks the naturally earthy cannabis tastes into every inch of the dish. As such, for this holiday pie, we recommend a cannabis-infused crust instead, as the strong fruity flavors of the filling are left untouched, resulting in a discreet infusion that leaves everyone’s taste buds intact.

Preparation time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Calories: 500

Makes: Enough dough for 1 double pie crust


  • 2 ½ cups of flour
  • 1 cup of cold cubed cannabutter
  • 5 tablespoons of cold water
  • 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of table salt


  • Food processor
  • Spoon
  • Medium mixing bowl
  • Saran wrap


  1. Add 2 cups of the flour along with the granulated sugar and salt into a food processor and pulse it on high until thoroughly combined.

  2. Toss the cannabutter cubes into the food processor and continue to blend the ingredients together until they form a dough texture.

  3. Use a spoon or silicone spatula to scrape the top-insides of the food processors bowl to ensure that any dry, unmixed pieces are moved towards the middle, then pulse everything together on high until the flour looks like it is evenly combined with the cannabutter.

  4. Transfer the dough to a mixing bowl and add 4 tablespoons of ice-cold water to the mix.

  5. Fold the dough until the water is absorbed, and if necessary, add the final 1 tablespoon to thin out the dough.

  6. Roll the cannabutter dough into a large sphere then split it into two parts before wrapping each portion in saran wrap and placing it in the freezer for one hour.

Cannabis-infused apple cranberry pie filling recipe

If you have made it this far, then you have a delightfully potent cannabutter crust ready and waiting, but if you want an extra boost of strength, then you can replace the regular butter in this recipe with its cannabis-infused counterpart.

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 50 minutes

Calories: 172

Servings: 6



  • Crust from above
  • Flour (for dusting)
  • 3 large apples (cored and sliced)
  • 1 ½ cups cranberries (fresh or frozen)
  • ¾ cup white granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter (or cannabutter)
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon of ground cloves
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon milk


  • Pie pan
  • Small mixing bowl
  • Whisk
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Rolling pin
  • Knife
  • Spoon
  • Sauce brush
  • Aluminum foil


  1. Add the apples, granulated sugar, cranberries, nutmeg, cinnamon, cornstarch, cloves and orange zest to a large bowl and combine them with a spoon before placing the mixture aside.

  2. Preheat the oven to 400°F.

  3. Coat a clean surface in flour, then roll out one of the dough discs until it is the ideal shape to fit the pie pan.

  4. Gently place the pie crust into the pan and use a knife to cut away any jagged or hanging edges.

  5. Fill the pie crust with the filling mixture then dust the surface with a fresh layer of flour before rolling out the second disc of crust batter.

  6. Use a knife to cut the crust into strips.

  7. Spread the cubes of butter evenly across the filling before placing the strips in a weaved pattern.

  8. Whisk the egg and milk together in a small bowl until it is light and fluffy.

  9. Brush the egg soak into the top layer of the apple cranberry pie crust.

  10. Bake the pie in the oven for 30 minutes at 400°F.

  11. Cover the pie gently with a layer of aluminum foil then toss it back into the oven for an additional 20 minutes.

This apple cranberry pie can take up to 3 hours to thicken enough to cut it into slices without making a gooey mess, so keep that in mind, and don’t forget to use a spoon if you do decide to indulge a bit before it’s ready.

How long do edibles take to kick in?

One slice of this apple cranberry pie can take up to 2 hours to kick in, which means it might take that long before you notice any type of effects after enjoying a piece.

How long do edibles last?

Edibles inject cannabinoids into the bloodstream through the stomach, which takes much longer than it does through the lungs, and this slower process is why the effects can last so much longer, with the average edible providing up to 12 hours of relaxation.

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