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Pecan Cranberry Tart

Makes: 20 servings Yield: 2 tarts (10 servings each)
Prep 30 mins Bake 350°F 35 mins to 40 mins Chill 2 hrs
Pecan Cranberry Tart
Ingredients
  • 1  Recipe  Tart Shells, recipe below
  • 3  egg whites
  • 2  whole eggs
  • 1/3  cup  butter
  • 1 1/2  cups  packed brown sugar
  • 1  cup  light-colored corn syrup
  • 1  vanilla bean, halved lengthwise or 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2  cups  pecans halves, toasted
  • 1  cup  cranberries
Directions

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare Tart Shells. In medium bowl beat egg whites and whole eggs until combined; set aside.

2. In small saucepan combine butter, brown sugar, and corn syrup. Scrape seeds from vanilla bean; add to pan with bean. Bring just to boiling over medium heat. Gradually whisk into egg mixture. With slotted spoon remove and discard vanilla bean.

3. Arrange pecan halves and cranberries in cooled tart shells. Pour syrup mixture over.

4. Place tarts on large baking sheet. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until filling is set. Makes 2 tarts (10 servings each).

From the Test Kitchen
  • Bake tart shells 1 day ahead. Wrap; store at room temperature.
Tart Shells
Ingredients
  • 2/3  cup  softened butter
  • 1 1/3  cups  powdered sugar
  • 1  teaspoon  kosher salt
  • 2  eggs
  • 2  egg yolks
  • 3  cups  all-purpose flour
Directions

1. In mixing bowl beat butter with electric mixer on medium-high until light. Add powdered sugar and kosher salt; beat 1 minute. Beat in eggs and egg yolks; beat 1 minute more. Gradually beat in flour. Divide dough in half. Wrap in plastic; refrigerate 1 hour. On lightly floured surface, roll each half to 16x6-inch rectangle about 1/4 inch thick. Transfer to two 14x5-inch rectangular tart pans with removable bottoms. Trim edges. Chill 1 hour. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Bake 10 minutes or until edges begin to brown; cool.

Nutrition Facts (Pecan Cranberry Tart)
  • Servings Per Recipe 20,
  • cal. (kcal) 369,
  • Fat, total (g) 19,
  • chol. (mg) 88,
  • sat. fat (g) 7,
  • carb. (g) 48,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 7,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 3,
  • Trans fatty acid (g) 0,
  • fiber (g) 2,
  • sugar (g) 27,
  • pro. (g) 5,
  • vit. A (IU) 340,
  • vit. C (mg) 1,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 1,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 44,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 196,
  • Potassium (mg) 118,
  • calcium (mg) 40,
  • iron (mg) 1,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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