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Apple, Pear and Cranberry Tart

Prep time 25 mins
Stand time 30 mins
Cook time 1 hr, 15 mins
Yield Serves: 8


  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • Pastry for 1 9-inch pie, homemade or store-bought
  • 1 large or 2 medium Golden Delicious apples, peeled, halved, cored, thinly sliced
  • 1 large Bosc pear, peeled, halved, cored, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, cut into small pieces

Nutrition Information

  • calories 226
  • fat 9 g
  • satfat 3 g
  • protein 1 g
  • carbohydrate 37 g
  • fiber 2 g
  • cholesterol 7 mg
  • sodium 111 mg

How to Make It

  1. Pulse berries and sugar in a food processor until finely chopped. Transfer to a sieve set over a bowl. Drain for at least 30 minutes, or up to 2 hours. Reserve juices.

  2. Preheat oven to 425°F. Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface into an 11-inch round. Press into a 9-inch tart pan with removable bottom. Trim edges of dough. (You can prepare dough to this point up to 2 hours ahead; refrigerate.) Line dough with parchment; fill with pie weights. Bake until crust is firm, about 10 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 375°F; remove parchment and weights. Bake until crust is lightly browned around edges, about 7 minutes more. Cool for at least 10 minutes.

  3. Spread cranberry mixture over tart crust (reserve juices). Arrange apples and pear in a circle over berries; dot with butter. Bake until fruit has softened and edges are golden brown, 45 to 50 minutes. Let cool.

  4. Pour reserved juices into a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium-low heat. Cook until syrupy and reduced to about 3 Tbsp., 5 to 10 minutes. Brush tart with glaze. Cool before serving.