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Almond Cranberry Tart

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 25 min. + chilling

Makes

8-10 servings

"Cranberries and currant jelly make a jewel-toned filling for the cookie-type crust of this dessert," notes field editor Billie Moss of El Sobrante, California.
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Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 cups sugar, divided
  • 1 cup finely chopped slivered almonds, toasted
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 package (12 ounces) fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1/2 cup red currant jelly
  • Whipped cream and additional chopped almonds, optional

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine 1/4 cup sugar, almonds and flour; cut in the butter until crumbly. Beat egg and vanilla; add to flour mixture and stir until moistened. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  2. Coat fingers with flour and press pastry mixture into the bottom and 1-1/2 in. up the sides of a greased 9-in. springform pan. P;lace on a baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.
  3. Meanwhile, soften gelatin over cold water; let stand for 1 minute. Set aside. In a saucepan, combine the cranberries, jelly and remaining sugar. Cook over medium heat until berries pop. Remove from the heat; stir in gelatin until dissolved and cool. Pour into crust. Refrigerate at least 4 hours. Garnish with whipped cream and almonds if desired. Refrigerate leftovers.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 352 calories, 15g fat (6g saturated fat), 46mg cholesterol, 101mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (37g sugars, 3g fiber), 5g protein.

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