Cranberry Walnut Tart…again

So by now we have all established that I am a slacker.  I am ok with it, I really am.
All the cool bloggers have posted their awesome Thanksgiving spreads in advance.
Well, not me. Last year while preparing Thanksgiving, it did not even dawn on me to document my 3 day Thanksgiving cooking marathon. I will try to be more prepared this year to take pretty little photos, so next year you can come here in advance and get yummy recipes. K?
So in true slacker style, I am going to post a repeat dessert.
But you must make it for Thanksgiving, or just any-other random Thursday.
It is the Cranberry Walnut Tart. My husband says it is his favorite dessert of all times, and last year he about cried when I left the leftovers at my Moms house for Christmas.
Its easy and can be made a day in advance.
*on a side note, many of you have contacted me saying you are not able to print my recipes using the link I provide. I am sorry for this. Turns out my printable site has been “suspended” by Google for violation of terms of service”. Hmmmm, not sure what that is all about. Maybe my site is more scandalous than I thought. I have contacted them, but have not had a response. So until I can get it figured out, you can just copy and paste the recipes from my site. Sorry for the inconvenience.


1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 stick (1/2 cup) cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 large egg yolk
1 1/2 tablespoons ice water
Whisk together flour, sugar, and salt in a large bowl. Blend in butter with your fingertips or a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal with some small (roughly pea-size) butter lumps. Beat together yolk and water with a fork and stir into flour mixture until combined well.

Gently knead mixture in bowl with floured hands just until a dough forms. Turn out dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead gently 4 or 5 times more. Form dough into a ball, then flatten into a 5-inch disk. Chill, wrapped tightly in plastic wrap, at least 1 hour


3 large eggs
2/3 cup packed dark brown sugar
2/3 cup light corn syrup
1/2 stick (1/4 cup) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/4 cups chopped fresh or frozen cranberries (7 oz; thawed if frozen)
1 cup chopped walnuts (1/4 pound)(TOASTED)

Special equipment: a 10- to 11-inch round tart pan (1 inch deep) with a removable bottom; pie weights or raw rice
Make shell:
Roll out dough into a 13-inch round (1/8 inch thick) on a floured surface with a floured rolling pin and fit into tart pan. Trim edge of dough, leaving a 1/2-inch overhang, then fold overhang inward and press against side of pan to reinforce edge. Lightly prick bottom of shell all over with a fork, then chill 30 minutes.

Put oven rack in lower third of oven and preheat oven to 425ยฐF. Line shell with foil and fill with pie weights.

Bake until pastry is set and pale golden on rim, about 15 minutes. Carefully remove foil and weights and bake shell until pale golden all over, 5 to 10 minutes more. Transfer shell in pan to a rack.

Make filling:
Move oven rack to middle position and reduce oven temperature to 350ยฐF.

Whisk together eggs, brown sugar, corn syrup, butter, salt, and vanilla in a bowl until smooth, then stir in cranberries and walnuts.

Pour filling into shell and bake tart until filling is set and golden, 40 to 45 minutes. (If pastry edge darkens before tart is done, cover edge with a pie shield or foil.) Cool completely in pan on rack.
Can be made one day in advance and stored covered at room temperature.


  1. 1

    'Tis a gorgoeous tart and remarkable from a slacker mom! lol

    Have a fab Thanksgiving.

  2. 2

    Yeah, I didn't post a Thanksgivinng spread, either. I did post 20 pumpkin recipes in the last 7 weeks and a sweet potato pie, so maybe that counts? hahahaha ๐Ÿ™‚

    Your tart looks divine! Definately a recipe to bookmark for the holidays! YUM!

  3. 3

    This one is getting saved! I love tarts! Yum!

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    chayacomfycook says:

    This looks perfect for Thanksgiving and then afterwards, also.

  5. 5

    Well, let's establish that you are a fantastic slacker then, ok? I didn't do Thanksgiving postings either and left that to everyone else. Wishing you and your family the best this Thanksgiving. Save me a slice of tart, ok?

  6. 6

    Silly you! You do what you can do- I always make this tart- hubby loves it because its not congealed and has no can marks LOL

    Happy Thanksgiving Girlie!

  7. 7

    Beautiful! I love the flavors and textures of this lovely tart. Happy Thanksgiving Leslie.

  8. 8

    This looks amazingly beautiful!!!

  9. 9

    Hey slacker! It looks delish. Could I perhaps slather chocolate on top? ha. No? Doesn't need it! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Happy Thanksgiving Les!

    The other Les
    Leslie Loves Veggies

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    Me and My Pink Mixer says:

    Beautiful looking tart Leslie! I may have to make this since I just purchased my first ever bag of fresh cranberrys yesterday. I've always left that dish to my mom ๐Ÿ™‚

    I found an apple/cranberry salad recipe that looked really good, so I'm going to make that with half of the bag & maybe use the other half for your tart. We'll see how the evening goes! Happy Thanksgiving.

  11. 11

    i welcome the return of this beaut. it's as lovely as ever. happy turkey day, leslie!

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    โ™ฅpeachkinsโ™ฅ says:

    it doesn't matter if its a reapeat dessert! it looks fantastic!

  13. 13

    Happy Thanksgiving to you!

  14. 14

    Great looking tart, Slacker. ๐Ÿ˜‰ jk
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  15. 15

    Repeat or not, I love the way this sounds. Have a wonderful holiday. Blessings…Mary

  16. 16

    Gee, I am glad to know I am not the ONLY slacker out there! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Happy Thankgsiving!

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    Olga @ MangoTomato says:

    oh how I wish I would have seen it earlier so I could have printed it out and made for Thanksgiving. Instead I'm seeing it while I'm flying to Seattle….shits.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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    Olga @ MangoTomato says:

    I just found a pen in my bag and wrote the recipe on the back of my boarding pass. Hope my sister will agree to let me stop at a store when she picks me up so I can buy stuff to make it! Will cheat and buy the crust though ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. 19

    this looks so good! happy thanksgiving!

  20. 20

    It looks so good and something I know I'd love. I'll try it for sure! happy Thanksgiving !!

  21. 21

    You might be a slacker, but you're our slacker. ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. 22

    This tart can be made any day of the week. This is a great recipe this time of year. I gave you an award today:

    Have a great weekend!

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    Healthy and Homemade says:

    I'm the same way! I always forget about taking pictures. This year I actually forgot to bring my camera to Thanksgiving dinner, whoops!

    The tart looks amazing.

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    Nutmeg Nanny says:

    What a great looking tart! I'm a slacker all the time with my blog. It happens ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. 25

    Slacker bloggers unite! lol, I'm one too. I say you lead us.