Cranberry Tarts

This combines two recipes that I have already shared with you and you will not be disappointed. This is a great way to use your left over cranberry sauce and to get a delicious treat with it. I love fruit filled deserts. 

Last year we made a delicious cherry cranberry sauce and now that you have made it for your celebrations this week I am expecting you will have some extra, just like I did. These lovely cranberry tarts are the way to go to turn this healthy side dish into a delicious desert as well.

The tart base consists of only three ingredients. Flour, sugar, butter. I used a gluten free flour and dairy free butter and they both worked just great. For 12 tarts use the following quantities.

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar

Preheat your oven to 350. Cream together your ingredients and roll into a ball. The warmth of your hands will gently melt the butter to allow the ingredients to mix mix well. Divide this into 12.

In a muffin tin put baking cups and one portion of dough in each cup. Using your fingers, create a shell in each cup about 1/4 in thick. Be sure to pull the dough up the side of each shell to create a cup. When you have done this to all shells scoop in 1-2 tbsp of cranberry sauce into each cup. I recommend not letting your cranberry sauce be higher than the dough sides.

Bake for 10-15 minutes or until the edge of your dough is a toasted color. Remove muffin tin from the oven and allow to cool on the counter before removing from the tin. I recommend putting your tarts in the fridge to firm up the butter before removing the paper and enjoying them.

Jillian Carnrick, founder and manager of The Dancing Herbalist, has a Masters of Science Degree in Herbal Medicine, practices as a nutritionist, and is a Certified Personal Trainer and Exercise Is Medicine Professional through the American College of Sports Medicine. The Dancing Herbalist posts on this blog every Thursday. For more of our posts, join us on Patreon. Jillian also presents regular live classes in The Dancing Herbalist’s home herbalist courses online. For more learning opportunities or to work one-on-one with Jillian with her wellness and herbal consultationsvisit The Dancing Herbalist.com.

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