Cape Cod Cranberry Walnut Tart

Bright red cranberries and crunchy walnuts make this festive tart perfect for dessert or cut into thin wedges, it can be served as a cocktail party appetizer.  It is rich and full of butter, eggs, and sour cream but not very sweet so it complements other more sugary desserts.   The recipe makes two 6″ tarts but can also be used to make individual tiny tarts using a mini muffin tin. 

Cape Cod Cranberry Walnut Tart
Crust
1 1/4 cup flour
1/2 cup butter
4 tablespoons sour cream

Filling
2/3 cup sour cream
3 egg yolks
1/4 cup whole milk
2 tablespoons flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 tsp cinnamon
2/3 cup chopped walnuts
candied cranberries (see below) or dried sweetened cranberries

  1. Heat the oven to 350°
  2. Place flour in a bowl, stand mixer, or food processor.
  3. Chop cold butter into pieces and mix into the flour until you have bits of four coated butter the size of small peas. Don’t over mix.
  4. Blend in sour cream and mix just until the dough comes together loosely
  5. Gather the ball of dough together in your hands gently and divide into two even pieces
  6. Roll each dough ball on a floured board to about a 7″ circle
  7. Lay the dough into the tart pan.  Fix any tears by patting the dough into shape
  8. Press the dough evenly on the bottom of the pan and against the sides
    Filling
  9. In a medium bowl whisk eggs and sour cream and milk
  10. Add flour, sugar, cinnamon and whisk to combine
  11. Scatter the cranberries and nuts evenly in the tart crusts
  12. Pour the sour cream/egg mixture over cranberries & nuts
  13. Bake for about 30 minutes
  14. Remove from the oven and let cool in the tart pan placed on a rack

Cranberry Syrup and Candied Cranberries
1 1/2 cups fresh cranberries
3 cups water
1 cup sugar

  1. Simmer all the ingredients for 20 minutes or until cranberries get soft and release their juices
  2. Strain the syrup and chill (great for making cocktails or cranberry soda)
  3. Use the cooked cranberries  in Cape Cod Cranberry Walnut Tart above
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