This cranberry orange tart is made with fresh fruit and is surrounded by a spicy gingersnap crust. The flavors are perfect for the holidays.
Keyword: Christmas, cinnamon, cranberry, fresh fruit, gingersnaps, orange, tart, Thanksgiving
12ounceswhole fresh cranberries
1/4cupfreshly-squeezed orange juice
zest of 1 large orange
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Place the gingersnaps in a food processor and process until they are in fine crumbs. Pulse in the cinnamon and salt. In a small, microwave-safe bowl, melt the butter in the microwave. Stir in the molasses until it's smooth, and then add the mixture to the food processor. Pulse until everything is well combined.
Dump the crust mixture into a 12-inch tart pan (you can substitute a deep pie pan or a springform pan). Press the mixture with the bottom of a glass or measuring cup to spread it evenly, making sure to press it up the sides of the pan.
Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until the crust is golden. Set it aside.
For the filling, combine the cranberries with 1/4 cup water and the orange juice in a saucepan. Cover the mixture and let it cook for about 15 minutes or until the cranberries are soft.
Position a fine mesh strainer over a bowl and drain the cranberries into it, pressing to get the puree into the bowl and leaving the berry skins in the strainer. Once you're finished, return the puree to the saucepan.
In another bowl, whisk the egg yolks and sugar until the mixture is a pale yellow.
Add a little of the hot cranberry puree into the egg mixture and stir to temper the eggs, and then dump all of it into the saucepan over medium heat.
Whisk constantly until the mixture thickens enough to coat the back of a spoon.
Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the butter and orange zest. Continue stirring until the butter is melted and the mixture is smooth.
Pour the filling into the prepared crust and smooth it out. Chill it in the refrigerator until it's set (30 minutes to an hour), and serve.
Cranberry Orange Gingersnap Tart https://spiceupkitchen.net/2021/11/18/cranberry-orange-gingersnap-tart/ November 18, 2021 "Spice Up Your Life" by Lindsey Young