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Move over cranberry sauce: Crimson cranberry-orange tart recipe

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A sweet tart!

Not just a side dish to turkey, cranberries go great with dessert, too! See for yourself: Check out this recipe for crimson cranberry-orange tart.

A sweet tart!

Bright, beautiful and delicious, this crimson cranberry-orange tart is the perfect treat for a Thanksgiving dessert. Sometimes cranberries get relegated to relish or simply tossed into muffins, but this dessert adds a nice flair to family gatherings and holiday celebrations. Serve it topped with whipped cream or your favorite vanilla ice cream.

Crimson cranberry-orange tart recipe

Serves 8


  • 1 prepared refrigerated pie crust, set out to room temperature
  • 2 cups fresh cranberries, divided
  • 2 large oranges, peeled, sectioned and pith removed, and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • Zest from one orange
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger


  1. Preheat your oven according to pie crust package directions. Gently lay the pie crust into a 9-inch tart pan, pressing the dough up the sides of the pan. Remove any overhanging dough.
  2. Prick the base of the crust with a fork several times. Bake according to package directions, or until lightly browned.
  3. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
  4. In a heavy saucepan over medium heat, combine the oranges, half the cranberries, sugar, orange juice and ginger.
  5. Cook for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the cranberries open and the orange pieces dissolve.
  6. Remove from the heat, stir in the orange zest and the remaining cranberries, and allow the mixture to cool.
  7. Once cooled, spoon into the tart shell and chill until ready to serve.
  8. Serve with your favorite vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

This dessert is sweet, tart and delicious!

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