Cranberry Tarts
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Cranberry Tarts

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

36 tarts
40 min
1 hr 35 min



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 large Land O Lakes® Egg

1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter

1 teaspoon vanilla

3/4 cup fresh cranberries,  washed, drained, cut in half


1 cup powdered sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 to 3 tablespoons milk


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

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 325°F.

  2. STEP 2

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

  3. STEP 3

    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.

  4. STEP 4

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

  5. STEP 5

    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.

  6. STEP 6

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


8Fat (mg)
25Cholesterol (mg)
60Sodium (mg)
11Carbohydrates (g)
1Dietary Fiber
1Protein (g)


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  November 17, 2017

These tarts are so so good... so good I can't make them often because I can't stop eating them. They are good heated or cold. You won't be disappointed !!!

— says Pam

I added more cranberries than it calls for ( I did this without ever trying the regular amount.. I just like tons of fruit)

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  November 24, 2016

I made these, I used mini Fillo shell (bought prepared). I did not make the dough. But made the filling and it was delicious. I did not make the glaze because it would be too sweet. My said that these tasted amazing

— says America
  December 02, 2013

I made this for Thanksgiving, and the whole family loved it! Even got requests for the recipe!

— says Charity B.
  November 23, 2013

This recipe is amazing! Everyone loved them...

— says Diane
  December 26, 2012

Best dessert! Sweet yet tart. I ommitted the glaze and topped with orange flavored whipped cream for a dazzling finish.

— says Kat
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