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Apple Cranberry Tart Recipe

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After making some homemade Apple Cider Cranberry Sauce, I had to experiment and see how many uses I could come up with for it – and these Apple Cranberry Tarts with White Chocolate Drizzle are definitely a delicious way to use up any leftover cranberry sauce from the holidays!

Apple Cranberry Tart

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A little bit tart, a little bit sweet and completely delicious, these apple cranberry tarts have so much going for them – from that buttery crust, to the perfect homemade jelly filling and just the right amount of white chocolate drizzle… Are you turning on your oven yet?

Apple Cranberry Tart

These tarts are a welcome bite-sized treat after a large turkey dinner, or make a great homemade hostess gift.

Apple Cranberry Tart

My daughter even enjoyed them in her lunch along with all of that leftover turkey!

Apple Cranberry Tart

We used pre-made tart shells for ease, but if you want a foolproof pie crust recipe, check out our version that I always make with my little helpers. (It’s the same recipe we used for our Kid-made Strawberry Tarts this summer.)

Apple Cranberry Tart

Apple Cranberry Tart

You can check out step-by-step pictures of how to make the apple-cranberry sauce here.


Apple Cranberry Tart


Apple Cranberry Tart

Pin this easy Cranberry Apple Tart recipe for the holidays!

Grab your free printable version of our Cranberry Apple Tart recipe here:

Cranberry Apple Tart Recipe

Cranberry Apple Tarts

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Prep Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Calories: 10815kcal
Author: Jennifer Tammy


  • 2 apples chopped
  • 2 cups cranberries fresh or thawed
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 12 tart shells thawed
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips or candy melts
  • 1/2 Tablespoon shortening


  • Place the chopped apples, cranberries, apple cider and brown sugar in a saucepan over medium heat.
  • Cook for about 20 minutes, stirring constantly until you reach a uniform, sauce-like consistency.
  • Squish all of the cranberries or apple bits with a spatula or masher - they should give easily.
  • Take off of the heat - it will thicken as you prepare the tart shells.
  • Poke your thawed tart shells with a fork to prevent the pastry from expanding drastically in the oven.
  • Bake according to package directions.
  • Fill the tart shells with 2 Tablespoons of the apple-cranberry sauce.
  • Melt the white chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl along with the shortening, heating for 25 seconds, then stirring, and repeating as needed.
  • Using a spoon (or a piping bag if you're fancy), drizzle the white chocolate over the tarts - leave a couple plain for those who don't want the drizzle.
  • Serve warm or cold - either way they are delicious!


Calories: 10815kcal | Carbohydrates: 1270g | Protein: 135g | Fat: 576g | Saturated Fat: 188g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 332g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 8616mg | Sugar: 227g
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Plus, check out Homemade Apple Cider Cranberry Sauce

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