This smooth and creamy tart bursting with the fresh bite of cranberry is the perfect holiday dessert to serve this year and it’s gluten-free.
If you follow my blog, you know I am a big fan of America’s Test Kitchen. I am inspired by their creative recipes, but like to simplify when I can. This recipe is one of those times that every step is worth the tiny bit of effort. You will need a few kitchen tools to make this tart: a food processor, a fine mesh sieve, a 9- inch tart pan with removable bottom and piping bags with large tips for piping the whipped cream.Jump to Recipe
You can make this tart up to 24 hours in advance. Just cover loosely with plastic wrap. Do not pipe on the whipped cream until just before serving. Store leftovers on the tart pan and cover with plastic wrap or under a glass dome.
I hope you will give this recipe a try. It is so different that the typical gluely pumpkin and pecan pies that just weigh you down even more after a big holiday meal. A glass of sparkling champagne would be perfect with this dessert.
What makes this recipe so special:
- The almond flour crust is a breeze to make and pops out of a tart pan so easily exposing the gorgeous fluted edges.
- The sharp cranberry taste is the perfect light and refreshing dessert after a big holiday meal.
- You can adjust the sugar to your liking- I think the sugar about is just perfect, but less will make it even sharper.
- This tart can be made ahead making it perfect for busy days when you have lots of dishes coming out of the kitchen.
- This recipe is Gluten-Free. The almond flour crust has no gluten and the filling is made without gluten as well.
I am posting the almond crust I made in another post just in case you want to use your own recipe. I like the lightness of the almond crust. Watch it closely while it bakes because it can brown very quickly. I think any flakey pie crust molded into a tart pan would be lovely. I added a few things to this curd recipe. After making one batch, it was very tart- very. I added a bit more sugar, less almond extract and the rinds of one orange for a little citrus taste.
Other Cranberry dishes to try:
- Orange Cranberry muffins with walnut crumble
- Tipsy Cranberry Sauce
- Jammy Cranberry Moscow Mule
- Cranberry Champagne Cocktail