These Cranberry Apple Walnut Tarts would be the perfect addition to your holiday dessert table! Perfect for when you want to make individual desserts!
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As soon as I saw cranberries in my grocery store I grab two bags! I LOVE using fresh cranberries in recipes and I am so happy they are in season right now!
HOW TO MAKE THE RECIPE:
Confession time. These started out as palmiers. After making them once I decided I didn’t really like how they looked, so I changed it up a little and that is how these cranberry apple walnut tarts came about!
Now making them will take a few steps but it is so worth it in the end.
- One thing you have to do is score the edges. What does that even mean? Basically you want to cut a little line about a ½ inch from the edge. This way when the pastry cooks it will separate just a little from the edge. This helps when wanting to make a well in the center of the pastry.
- When you are done cooking the puff pastry then you need to recut the line and remove the tops. You now have a little center or hole in your pastry where your filling will go.
TO MAKE THE FILLING:
The filling is simply amazing! I was eating it with a spoon because it was so good!
I used cortland apples that I bought from the store.
They were local and freshly picked. They are also super white inside, which kind of freaked out my kids. It had been a long time since we saw these type of apples. You can definitely use any variety you want but these worked well.
MORE RECIPES WITH CRANBERRIES:
Because I love using cranberries right now, here are a few more recipes to enjoy! These cranberry pecan muffins sounds so delicious! Just perfect for breakfast!
- If you like cranberries with puff pastry try this cranberry apple strudel! It’s so good!
- Looking for something savory? Try these pear and ginger brussels sprouts!
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Cranberry Apple Walnut Tarts
- 1 sheet Puff Pastry, thawed
- 3 small Apples, cored, peeled and diced
- 1 cup Fresh Cranberries
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
Preheat oven to 400°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
On a lightly floured surface roll out puff pastry into a 10x10 inch square.
Cut 9 (3 inch) circles and place on parchment paper.
With a sharp knife lightly score about a half inch from edge in a circle shape careful not to cut through pastry.
Bake for 10 minutes.
Remove from oven. Using sharp knife carefully rescore the edges and remove centers to make a well. Set aside.
In small pot add apples, cranberries and butter. Cook on medium heat for 2 minutes or until butter is melted. Stir often.
Add brown sugar and cinnamon. Continue stirring and cook for 4 minutes. Set aside to cool.
When pastry has cooled, evenly divide cranberry mixture into the center of each pastry.
Sprinkle with walnuts.
Serve and ENJOY!