I started my holiday baking with a cranberry crackle tart from Baking Chez Moi by Dorie Greenspan. Not a single doubt in my mind that Dorie’s sweet and tart dessert creation is a keeper. Looking for a not so overly rich dessert to end a heavy meal like Thanksgiving? This could be the one. Looking for a way to use up some of your Summer stash of homemade jam? I spread a few generous spoonfuls of my coveted rhubarb strawberry jam on the crust of this cranberry crackle tart and that was pretty close to heavenly in my humble opinion…Which begs the question….exactly what is a ‘crackle’ tart?… I was just about to talk about that. This recipe features a tart brimming with fluffy meringue laced with fresh cranberries spread over your favorite jam in a delicate pre-baked tart pastry..then the whole thing goes into a low oven and bakes until slightly browned and cracked or voilà ‘crackled’ on top. I think my tart is pretty but it’s always fun to guild the lily… the left over tart dough can either be cut into small leaves to decorate your tart or enjoyed as small cookies…just perfect with a dusting of powdered sugar and sprinkling of cranberries. Looking for new holiday recipes for both Thanksgiving and Christmas? I think that could be a great reason to join in the fun with the Tuesdays with Dorie baking group. Please check out the baker’s results here. Dorie was so kind as to share her tart recipe on The Splendid Table, so if you haven’t picked up your copy of Baking Chez Moi, you’re in luck as you can easily find this week’s assigned recipe here.
Cranberry Crackle Tart from Baking Chez Moi
November 25, 2014 · 23 Comments