Cranberry Tarts

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Cranberries glisten like edible jewels in these sweet and tart Christmas desserts.

Cranberry Tarts
Photo: Charles Schiller
Prep Time:
45 mins
Bake Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
85 mins
Servings:
8

Ingredients

  • 2 cup all-purpose flour

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • cup shortening

  • cup cold butter

  • 7 - 9 tablespoon cold water

  • 2 ½ cup fresh cranberries

  • cup water

  • 2 tablespoon dry red wine or orange juice

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 2 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon butter, cut up

  • Sweetened whipped cream (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In a large bowl, stir together the 2 cups flour and the salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in shortening and the 1/3 cup butter until pieces are pea-size. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of the cold water over part of the mixture; gently toss with a fork. Push moistened dough to one side of bowl. Repeat, using 1 tablespoon water at a time, until all the dough is moistened.

  2. Form dough into a ball. Divide dough into eight equal portions. Roll each portion into a 5-inch circle. Line a 4-inch tart pan that has a removable bottom with one dough circle. Trim dough even with rim of tart pan. Repeat with remaining dough circles and seven more 4-inch tart pans.

  3. For filling, in a medium saucepan, combine cranberries, the 1/3 cup water, and the wine or orange juice. Bring to boiling. Cook, stirring frequently, for 2 to 3 minutes or until berries begin to pop. In a small bowl, stir together sugar and the 2 tablespoons flour. Add to hot cranberry mixture. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Stir in the 1 tablespoon butter until melted.

  4. Spoon about 1/4 cup filling into each dough-lined tart pan. Place pans on a large baking sheet. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until filling is bubbly and edges of tarts are golden brown. Place tarts on a wire rack to cool. Remove tarts from pans to serve. If desired, serve with sweetened whipped cream. Makes 8 servings

To Bake Ahead:

Tarts can be baked, cooled, covered, and stored at room temperature for up to 24 hours or in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. For longer storage, place tarts in a freezer bag; seal and freeze for up to 4 months. To serve, thaw, covered, at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

378 Calories
18g Fat
52g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 378
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 24mg 8%
Sodium 139mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 52g 19%
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 4.7mg 24%
Calcium 10.1mg 1%
Iron 1.4mg 8%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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