How to make it

  • 350 oven
  • Butter a 9 inch pie plate or 9" tart pan with removable bottom
  • In a large bowl beat butter, confectioners' sugar, orange zest and vanilla extract on medium until well blended
  • Sift together flour, cornstarch and salt and add to bowl
  • Mix on low just until dough forms crumbs and it's well blended about 15 seconds
  • Transfer crumbs to prepared pan
  • Press dough smoothly and evenly onto bottom and sides of pan
  • Using a fork, prick top of dough lightly
  • Bake at 350 for 20 to 23 minutes, until edge of crust is lightly browned
  • cool completely before filling
  • Topping
  • In a medium saucepan combine cranberries, orange juice, sugar and zest
  • Over medium high heat bring to a boil, stirring constantly
  • Reduce heat to low and simmer gently, about 5 minutes until syrupy and cranberries start to break down, resembling a jam
  • Refrigerate for at least an hour to thicken slightly
  • Topping can be made ahead, covered and refrigerated
  • Filling
  • In a large bowl, beat marscapone, cream, confectioners' sugar, orange zest and vanilla on medium high until thickened and firm peaks form, about 3 minutes
  • Assemble tart, spreading filling in cooled crust
  • Refrigerate at least two hours or overnight
  • Just before serving, spoon cranberry topping over slices and add orange zest if desired

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  • bellsd 1 year ago
    For the first time I don't have my boy for Christmas
    Eve dinner so the hubby and I are having a more
    "Grown up"- type meal for the holiday. I never tried
    To make a tart before but man, this one sounds
    Not only delish but do-able. Thank you! Will let you
    know how it turns out. Also, okay to use my springform
    Pan??
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    mamalou ate it and said...
    Sounds and looks amazing!
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    " It was excellent "
    lunasea ate it and said...
    Gosh, Pat - this is a stunner for sure. I love how gorgeous it is but it sounds as good as it looks. I just sent this one to the printer to try. Thanks so much...high 5. :) Vickie
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    " It was excellent "
    juels ate it and said...
    Very nice! Love the flavor of this and a beautiful picture!
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    " It was excellent "
    greekgirrrl ate it and said...
    YOWZA!! I think that just about covers it! :)
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    " It was excellent "
    fizzle3nat ate it and said...
    I love the flavors in this, plus it would have a lovely contrast in textures. Thanks for sharing a wonderful recipe! - Natalie
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    " It was excellent "
    henrie ate it and said...
    Sounds and looks quite yummie, if it was sitting in my frig right now I would be getting up to have some more. You have my 5
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    " It was excellent "
    trigger ate it and said...
    I love the Vanilla Shortbread Crust that goes with this Cranberry Orange Marscapone Tart.
    Five stars from me Pat.
    I can not wait to try it.
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    " It was excellent "
    brianna ate it and said...
    This recipe sounds incredible. My mouth watered just reading through it. high 5
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    " It was excellent "
    peetabear ate it and said...
    great post... five forks coming your way.
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  • peggy_cookingfool 5 years ago
    I want some! :)
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    " It was excellent "
    annieamie ate it and said...
    This looks just lovely, Pat2me! I'll have to make this dish this year! I've never made a tart for the holidays but thanks to your recipe, I can! Thank you!
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    " It was excellent "
    jett2whit ate it and said...
    Oh my goodness! Sounds really good. Thanks for sharing.
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    " It was excellent "
    pleclare ate it and said...
    Looks wonderful!
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    " It was excellent "
    gourmetana ate it and said...
    This is just my cup of tea! Wonderful and yummy!! Big 5 from me and thank you for sharing!
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