Beverly’s Cranberry Tart

Photo credit Paula Leedom

I came across this recipe in the “grandmother’s best” recipe contest I entered last summer. This was submitted by another contestant, and even back then I knew I’d be trying the recipe. Well, I tried the recipe this past weekend – twice! I made two versions of this tart, and set them on my coworkers for a taste test. The results are fairly even. At the end I’ll share some of the feedback I received as well.

Beverly’s Cranberry Tart (O.C. Register/Paula Leedom)

12 oz fresh or thawed frozen cranberries

1/2 cup butter – melted & cooled

3/4 cup sugar

1 cup flour

1 cup whole pecans

Cream butter and sugar. Add flour, then fold in cranberries and pecans. Pour into greased glass pie dish. Bake at 350 1 hour or until brown. Serve topped with dollop of whipped cream. Fantastic warm!

My variation

Chop the cranberries & pecans, increase sugar to 1 1/4 or 1 1/2 cup. Cream butter & sugar, add flour. With a spoon, add cranberries and pecans, rest is the same.

Taste-tester comments

Original version is more tart, robust flavor of cranberries like a surprise in your mouth

Second version is very even flavored, less of a dessert more like a breakfast item, a bit sweeter

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