A Christmas baking tray isn’t complete without a delicious, gooey butter tart… at least if you’re Canadian. There are many thoughts about what makes the perfect butter tart–homemade or pre-made crust, plain, with nuts, or with raisins?
I present a fourth filling option–dried cranberries. Cranberries add a nice sweet-tart taste to the butter tart and are an unexpected option. So get out your recipe cards and add this one to your Christmas tart recipes section. You do have a section for Christmas tarts, don’t you?
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Full disclosure: I have no interesting story about these cranberry butter tarts. They were literally created because I didn’t have nuts or raisins and I wanted to try something different. I don’t want to insult your intelligence by adding a story that has no purpose in this post. So scroll on down and get your recipe!
Cranberry Butter Tarts
A Christmas variation on classic butter tarts.
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 beaten egg
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 tbsp flour
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 tbsp cream
- 1 cup dried cranberries
- 16 tart pastry shells
1. Combine all ingredients (except shells) into a med high pot.
2. Stir until combined and melted and remove from heat when boiled.
3. Fill tart shells.
4. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes.
5. Cool and serve.
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