Almond Cranberry Tart Recipe
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Almond Cranberry Tart Recipe

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"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.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES:8-10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES: 8-10 servings


  • 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

Nutritional Facts

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


  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. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Originally published as Almond Cranberry Tart in Taste of Home December/January 1996, p67

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aed220 User ID: 4022958 9024
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2013

"The crust was very good, but the filling was just ok. It wasn't a huge hit with the kids, but I'm sure adults would appreciate it more."

tkarinas User ID: 4389335 8914
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2010

"Almond cranberry tart is delicious and so easy to make, we make it any time we have all the ingredients. It's so good hot or cold that we don't argue as to how it's served, we simply serve it and eat it as is. It's a keeper for sure and going in my recipe box."

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