So this one was a surprise!
I was not really into this recipe and neither were my tasters after I described it…not really cranberry people I guess and it seemed to be an odd combination. I have baked with dried cranberries, but never fresh. As I contemplated baking it or not, I came to the conclusion that this recipe is exactly why I joined BWJ in the first place…to try new things/recipes that you would never try on your own.
The recipe is actually very easy:
- I chose to make the sweet tart dough…curious how the other choice, galette dough worked for others. Using parchment paper you roll out the dough and fit a pie pan, prick the bottom, freeze for 30 min, and then pre-bake.
- After the crust has cooled, you spread jam over the bottom. Seemed like an odd addition at the time but oh wow…it really added something.
- Meanwhile, with a mixer you beat two egg whites with sugar until shiny. Gently fold in the raw cranberries and fill the crust.
- Bake for about an hour…that is it…super simple.
This is where I was surprised…I did not have high hopes and was even unsure if I would send out the text to my tasters. This is a hard tart to cut and still make the slices look pretty. As I was cutting and arranging pieces, I tried a piece of one and was amazed. It was good, really good. I tried another bite and thought, hey maybe I am a cranberry person. 🙂 I sent out the texts and let everyone know that this was worth trying.
These are a couple of the texts I received back:
“Soooo good!!! Kinda like eating a tart, pie, cookie all in one. The tastes all go together really well”
“The cranberry tart was amazing!!!”
I guess we all learned something from this recipe…you have to bake the new recipes and expect an adventure…you never know, it just might surprise you! Can’t believe I am saying it but, this one is a keeper. 🙂