Cranberry-Chocolate Tart

Cranberry-Chocolate Tart

With a homemade pastry and ruby-red topping, here’s a special pie for autumn and winter holidays.

Prep Time

50

Minutes

Total Time

2:25

Hrs:Mins

Makes

10

servings

Pastry
1/3
cup shortening
1 1/4
cups all-purpose or unbleached flour
1
teaspoon vinegar
2
to 4 tablespoons cold water
1/2
cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/4
cup half-and-half
Topping*
2
cups fresh or frozen cranberries
1
cup sugar
1/2
cup water
Filling
3/4
cup milk
1
box (4-serving size) vanilla instant pudding and pie filling mix
1
cup sour cream
1
tablespoon grated orange peel or 2 tablespoons orange-flavored liqueur
  1. Heat oven to 450°F. In medium bowl, using pastry blender, cut shortening into flour until mixture looks like coarse crumbs. Sprinkle flour mixture with vinegar; add water, 1 tablespoon at a time, while tossing and mixing lightly with fork. Add water until dough is just moist enough to hold together.
  2. Shape dough into ball. With floured fingers, press dough evenly over bottom and up side of 10-inch tart pan with removable bottom or 9-inch glass pie plate. Flute edge, if desired. Prick bottom and sides of pastry generously with fork. Bake 8 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned. In 1-quart saucepan, melt chocolate chips and half-and-half, stirring until smooth. Spread in shell. Cool slightly; refrigerate until chocolate is firm, about 15 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in 1-quart saucepan, heat topping ingredients to boiling, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Boil gently 3 to 4 minutes or until most of cranberries pop. Cool at least 30 minutes.
  4. In small bowl, beat milk and pudding with electric mixer on low speed about 1 minute or until blended; stir in sour cream and orange peel. Let stand 5 minutes. Pour over chocolate layer in shell, spreading to cover evenly. Spoon cooled cranberries over filling, covering completely. Refrigerate at least 1 hour until serving time. Let stand at room temperature 10 minutes before serving. Cover and refrigerate any remaining tart.
Makes 10 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Tips
Use a small cookie or canapé cutter to cut leaf shapes out of crust scraps. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet 6 to 8 minutes or until golden brown.
If you don't own a pastry blender, use two forks to cut the shortening into the flour.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 350
    • (Calories from Fat 140),
  • Total Fat 15g
    • (Saturated Fat 7g,
    • Trans Fat 1 1/2g),
  • Cholesterol 20mg;
  • Sodium 160mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 51g
    • (Dietary Fiber 2g,
    • Sugars 35g),
  • Protein 3g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 3 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 3 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 3 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.