I love cranberries, so any recipe with cranberries catches my attention. This is one of my favorites (so far) but I couldn't remember where I put it. That's a problem I have with recipes - I find them, try them, like them, and then forget. I'm hoping that posting them here will help me. Then again, I posted this on my previous recipe blog, and I still didn't know where it was until I stumbled across it just now. Yep, I'm good!
1-1/2 sticks butter, melted
2 cups cranberries, rinsed and drained (I used frozen)
1-1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 cup all purpose flour
2 large eggs, beaten
1 tsp. pure almond extract (or, 1 tsp. vanilla and zest of one orange)
Lightly brush a 9-inch glass or ceramic pie pan with melted butter.
Scatter the cranberries in an even layer in the bottom of the pan. Sprinkle 1/2 cup of the sugar and the pecans over them.
Place the butter, flour, eggs, almond extract, and the remaining 1 cup of sugar in a large mixing bowl and stir with a wooden spoon to combine well. Pour the butter mixture over the cranberry mixture.
Bake the tart at 350° F until it has risen, is lightly browned, and the center has nearly set, 40 to 45 minutes.
Place the tart on a wire rack to cool for about 20 minutes, then slice and serve warm with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. Or, let the tart cool completely, about 1 hour, before serving. For a final touch, dust the tart with a little confectioners sugar, if desired.
Like apples? Make an apple and cranberry tart with 1 cup chopped apple and half of the cranberries (1 cup).
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