Sweet apples and tart cranberries collide to make these delicious Apple Cranberry Tarts. These mini apple pies are the perfect recipe for your fall celebration.
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Once fall rolls around here in the great state of New Jersey, there are a few things that I look forward to. Pumpkin and apple season on our farm is definitely my favorite time of year. Another thing I love about fall in New Jersey is the local cranberry harvest.
Just 12 short miles from our farm, nestled in the Pine Barrens of Chatsworth, are some of the largest, oldest and most prolific cranberry bogs in the United States. Yes, it’s cranberry heaven. The cranberry harvest is in full swing and these Apple Cranberry Tarts are the perfect way to enjoy their bounty.
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Cranberries will keep in the refrigerator for at least one month and sometimes longer. I like to use Rubbermaid® FreshWorksTM containers to store my fruits and vegetables. Cranberries store perfectly in them. FreshWorks is a food storage container that uses patented FreshVent technology to keep produce fresher up to 80% longer* than traditional produce packaging.
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What Ingredients Do I Need To Make Apple Cranberry Tarts
These tarts are the same thing as mini-pies. Here are the ingredients needed to make apple mini-pies.
- 1 Recipe Perfect Pie Crust or 1 Package refrigerated pie crust
- 3 large apples – I like to mix the varieties for a depth of flavor
- Fresh cranberries
- Light brown sugar
- Pure vanilla extract
- Fresh lemon juice
- Pinch of Salt
- 1 beaten egg
How Do I Make Mini Cranberry Apple Pies?
Sweet apples and tart cranberries are the perfect duo. I picked these apples just for this recipe. These Apple Cranberry Tarts are really simple to make. You can easily make them and serve as a Thanksgiving or Christmas dessert.
I took a shortcut in making these tarts by using store-bought pie crust. If you want to make your own pie crust, you have to try my Perfect Pie Crust Recipe. Measure the size of your tart dish and cut out a circle a little larger so you can fold over the apples. They have a rustic look so no need to worry about perfecting the perfect crust.
Bake these Apple Cranberry Tarts until golden brown. This recipe has the perfect blend of sweetness mixed in with the tart cranberries. I like to serve them with a nice scoop of vanilla ice cream.
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- 1 package refrigerated pie crust
- 3 large apples peeled and sliced
- 2/3 cup fresh cranberries
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup light brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- Pinch of Salt
- 1 beaten egg
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- In a medium bowl, add sliced apples, cranberries, sugars, cinnamon, cornstarch, vanilla, salt and lemon juice. Mix together and set aside.
- Unroll pie crust and measure each tart dish. Cut out a circle one-half inch larger than the dish.
- Center pie crust in each tart dish. Add apple-cranberry mixture and fold over the crust. Brush crust with egg wash.
- Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown.