Cranberry Tarts

Cranberry Tarts

Bite size cranberry tarts! Press pastry into mini muffin cups, then fill with fresh cranberries and a glistening, sweet topping.

40 min. prep time
36 tarts
959 Ratings



1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
3 ounces cream cheese, softened


1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup (48 to 72) fresh cranberries, washed, drained, cut in half*


1 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 to 3 tablespoons milk


Heat oven to 325°F.

Combine flour, 3/4 cup butter and cream cheese in bowl. Beat at medium speed in until dough forms a ball.

Divide dough into 36 equal pieces. Place 1 piece of dough into each ungreased mini muffin pan cup. Press dough evenly onto bottom and up sides of cup.

Combine sugar, pecans, egg, 1/4 cup butter and vanilla in bowl. Place 4 or 5 cranberry halves into each pastry-lined cup. Spoon 2 teaspoons sugar and pecan mixture over cranberries.

Bake 22-25 minutes or until golden brown. Loosen tarts from pan while hot by running knife around inside of rim. Cool completely. Remove from pans.

Combine powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla and enough milk for desired drizzling consistency in bowl; mix well. Drizzle over cooled tarts.


*Substitute frozen cranberries, thawed, drained, cut in half.

Nutrition Facts (1 tart)

Calories: 120

Fat: 8g

Cholesterol: 25mg

Sodium: 60mg

Carbohydrates: 11g

Dietary Fiber: 1g

Protein: 1g

Recipe #10775©1999Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

I made this for Thanksgiving, and the whole family loved it! Even got requests for the recipe!
This recipe is amazing! Everyone loved them...
Best dessert! Sweet yet tart. I ommitted the glaze and topped with orange flavored whipped cream for a dazzling finish.
I made these for a New Year's party and they were fun, easy and delicious! I bought the ingredients to make the glaze, but they were so good without it that I decided to skip it because they are sweet enough already.
I would rate this a 5 star recipe. I fixed for an open house and not only did they win everyone over, they looked beautiful on the dessert trays.

These are awesome, I make them every year for the holidays. Not sure why they added a glaze to the recipe this year but they are perfect without the glaze.
I made this for a neighbor's holiday get-together and they quickly disappeared. My husband, who usually doesn't eat dessert, loved these. This tasty little dessert is easy to make and a nice change from the usual.
I made these and used White Chocolate Chips
instead of the pecans > > awsome !
I made these for the first time last Christmas and gave them to friends and family. I had requests for more of these from almost everyone I gave them too, along with the recipe.

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