Popped Cranberry Tart

Total Time:
3 hr
Prep:
2 hr 30 min
Cook:
30 min

Yield:
8-3 inch tarts
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • Nut Crust:
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • Pastry Cream:
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • Cranberries:
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup currant jelly
  • 1 orange, zested
  • 1 pound cranberries
Directions
Nut Crust:
  • Mix butter, sugar, pecans, whole egg, egg yolk, and salt with a wooden spoon until barely blended. Add flour and knead until a small ball forms. Wrap in plastic and chill about 4 hours.

  • After chilling dough, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Roll chilled dough to about 1/4 inch thickness or divide into 8 parts and press into 8 individual tart pans, 3-inch round x 1 inch deep. The crust should be thick.

  • Bake empty tart shells 12 to 15 minutes, or until edges begin to brown. Set aside to cool. Meanwhile make pastry cream, and prepare berries.

Pastry Cream:
  • Mix 1/4 cup sugar and cornstarch in a bowl until smooth. Add egg yolks and mix until a paste is formed. Stir in 1/2 cup milk.

  • Combine remaining milk and sugar in a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Pour hot mixture into mixture in bowl, whisking constantly. Pour back into pan.

  • Cook over moderate heat, stirring constantly, until smooth and thick. Remove from heat and stir an additional minute. Stir in vanilla and transfer to a bowl. Cover with buttered parchment paper touching top and chill a minimum of 2 hours or as long as 2 days.

Cranberries:
  • Combine sugar, jelly and orange zest in sauce pan and boil until thick, about 5 minutes. Fold in cranberries, and cook another 1 or 2 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool, then assemble tart.

  • To Assemble:

  • Spread prepared nut crust with a layer of chilled pastry cream and top with cooled cranberries. Serve chilled.


CATEGORIES:
View All

Cooking Tips
More Recipes and Ideas
Loading review filters...
BROWSE REVIEWS BY KEYWORD
    Reviews

    Not what you're looking for? Try:

    Tart Cranberry Dipping Sauce

    Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown