Thanksgiving: Apple-cranberry pie

WHAT A COMBO: Apple-cranberry pie. (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)


Total time: 1 hour, 45 minutes, plus chilling time

Servings: 6 to 8

Note: The crust recipe is adapted from Deborah Madison's "Local Flavors." This recipe calls for a standard 9-inch pie plate.

8 cups thinly sliced ( 1/8 inch), peeled and cored apples (7 to 8 apples), such as Gala, Granny Smith or Braeburn

Juice of 1 lemon

3/4 cup brown sugar

1 teaspoon sea salt, divided

1 teaspoon cinnamon

2 1/4 cups flour

Zest from 2 oranges, divided

1 cup (2 sticks) butter, divided

1/2 teaspoon cider vinegar

1 egg, separated

2 cups dried cranberries

1 cup orange juice

1/4 cup maple syrup

1 vanilla bean, split

Slice of fresh ginger