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Cranberry Tarts

Tart and tangy these mini tarts are perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas.  The tarts make a colorful addition to any party platter.

The tarts store in the refrigerator for several weeks and freeze well.

Ingredients

Pastry

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Tart and tangy these mini tarts are perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas.

3 cups flour

1 tsp salt

1/2 lb vegetable shortening

1 egg

milk

Mix flour, salt and vegetable shortening until crumbly.  To a measuring cup add 1 egg and enough milk to make 1/2 cup.  Pour wet mixture into flour mixture and combine.  Chill for at least an hour.

Cranberry Mixture

3/4 cup cranberries

1/4 cup raisins

1/4 cup sugar

1/2 tbsp flour

dash salt

1/3 cup hot water.

Combine above in blender until mixture is smooth.  Pour into prepared tart shells using the pastry recipe above.  Bake in a 400 degree Fahrenheit oven for 20 minutes.

Cranberry White Chocolate Shortbread

Christmas is the one time of year that my family always baked several kinds of cookies for guests over the holiday season.  Times have changed and we no longer need the selection of sweets we used to but I find myself still baking some of my holiday favorites.

This is probably my most favorite cookie.  The tangy cranberries, aromatic almonds and white chocolate create a sumptuous cookie. 

I’ve tried replacing the white chocolate in this recipe with milk chocolate but the recipe is not the same.   If you absolutely hate white chocolate replace it with dark chocolate.  The bitter chocolate pares well with the cranberries.

Ingredients

2 1/2 cups flour

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1/4 tsp salt

1 cup butter

1 cup icing sugar

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

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Chunky Cranberry Applesauce

This applesauce is good with pork or on its own.   Its adds a unique flavor to baking when substituted for eggs or oil.  Replace 1 egg with 1/4 cup of applesauce or replace 1/4 of the oil in a recipe with applesauce.

Ingredients

8 cups chopped mixed apples

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4 cups apple juice or apple cider

1 cup sugar

2 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp nutmeg

1 tsp allspice

Stir ingredients in a large pot over high heat just until mixture begins to boil.  Turn down and simmer until thickened and apples begin to breakdown.  Stir pot occasionally to prevent bottom from burning.