Cranberry Apple Tart with Brown Sugar Topping

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Dried cranberries are available in a range of flavors. For variety, try orange- or cherry-infused cranberries in this recipe.

Difficulty: Easy

Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 1 hour

Serves: 12

Ingredients

  • 2 cups plus 3 Tbsp. all-purpose flour, divided
  • ⅛ tsp. salt
  • ½ cup chilled shortening
  • ¼ cup ice water
  • 5 large Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • ⅔ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp. plus ⅓ cup butter, divided
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Spray a 9" quiche or tart pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Combine 1 cup flour and salt in a bowl. Add chilled shortening and cut with knives or pastry cutter until mixture resembles small peas. Add ice water and work mixture with fingers until water is incorporated. Form dough into a soft ball. Place ball in the center of prepared pan. Press dough evenly across bottom and up sides of pan.
  • Place apples and cranberries in a large bowl. Mix together granulated sugar, 3 tablespoons flour, and cinnamon and toss with apples and cranberries. Sprinkle with vanilla. Spread mixture evenly over crust and dot with 2 tablespoons butter.
  • In a bowl, combine brown sugar, graham cracker crumbs, and 1 cup flour. Work in ⅓ cup butter with fingers until mixture is crumbly. Sprinkle over the apple mixture.
  • Place pan on a foil-lined baking sheet. Bake at 350ºF for 40 minutes, or until top is browned and apple mixture is bubbly.

Recipe Information

Serves: 12

Ingredients

  • 2 cups plus 3 Tbsp. all-purpose flour, divided
  • ⅛ tsp. salt
  • ½ cup chilled shortening
  • ¼ cup ice water
  • 5 large Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • ⅔ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp. plus ⅓ cup butter, divided
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Spray a 9" quiche or tart pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Combine 1 cup flour and salt in a bowl. Add chilled shortening and cut with knives or pastry cutter until mixture resembles small peas. Add ice water and work mixture with fingers until water is incorporated. Form dough into a soft ball. Place ball in the center of prepared pan. Press dough evenly across bottom and up sides of pan.
  • Place apples and cranberries in a large bowl. Mix together granulated sugar, 3 tablespoons flour, and cinnamon and toss with apples and cranberries. Sprinkle with vanilla. Spread mixture evenly over crust and dot with 2 tablespoons butter.
  • In a bowl, combine brown sugar, graham cracker crumbs, and 1 cup flour. Work in ⅓ cup butter with fingers until mixture is crumbly. Sprinkle over the apple mixture.
  • Place pan on a foil-lined baking sheet. Bake at 350ºF for 40 minutes, or until top is browned and apple mixture is bubbly.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories440
Total Fat16g
Saturated Fat7g
Cholesterol20mg
Sodium440mg
Total Carbohydrate72g
Dietary Fiber4g
Sugars42g
Protein4g