Rustic Apple Cranberry Tart
Bright red cranberries and crisp fall apples make a pretty dessert. The flavors of fall come together in this flavorful tart, sweetened with brown sugar and orange zest.
Recipe type: Dessert | Fruit Tart
  • ¾ cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons grated orange zest (zest of one orange)
  • 4 large tart baking apples, such as Granny Smith
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
  • Approximately 1 teaspoon milk (preferably whole milk)
  • Approximately 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  1. Prepare Classic Pie Pastry for a 9 inch single-crust pie. Roll out the pastry at least 4 inches larger in diameter than the size of the pie pan. Line one 9 inch pie pan with the bottom pastry; do not cut off the excess pastry. Set aside.
  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, and orange zest. Set aside.
  2. Peel, core, and slice apples, about ¼ inches thick. Toss apples into sugar mixture, stir until well mixed. Add cranberries, stir until mixed
  3. Spread apple and cranberry mixture in the pastry-lined pie pan. Fold the excess pie pastry up over the filling, leaving the middle open.
  1. Using a pastry brush, lightly brush milk over top of pastry, sprinkle with granulated sugar.
  2. Bake: Bake 15 minutes. Reduce oven to 350 degrees F. Bake an additional 60 minutes, or until the apple juices are bubbling and the crust is a golden brown. Tip: During baking, if crust is getting too brown, loosely place a piece of foil over the top to prevent the crust from over-browning.
  3. Remove from oven. Cool on a wire cooling rack before cutting and serving.
Recipe Notes
Pan: One 9" Pie Pastry: Classic Pie Pastry Prep: Unbaked Starting Oven Temp: 425° Storage: Covered, Cool Place or Refrigerate

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