Tuesday, November 25, 2014

TWD - Cranberry Crackle Tart


For our second Baking Chez Moi TWD recipe, our assignment was Cranberry Crackle Tart.  This tart comprises a shortcrust shell, filled with a layer of jam, and topped with meringue mixed with fresh or frozen cranberries. 

Sadly, cranberries, whether fresh or frozen, are not easily acquired in Australia.  I read online that cherries might be a good substitute for the cranberries, so that is what I used.  They are bigger than cranberries, so my tart is a bit lumpier than the one in the book, but it tasted pretty good:


A lot of people at work complimented me on it, which rarely happens because I bake so often, so this recipe obviously hit the spot.

To see what the other TWD bakers thought of this recipe, visit the LYL section of the website.

23 comments:

Pam said...

This sounds different and delicious! It's perfect for Thanksgiving, thanks for the recipe.

Cheri Savory Spoon said...

Cherries are my favorite, I bet this was delicious!

Mardi Michels said...

Oooh I love the sound of this with cherries - I also thought raspberries might be nice in this!

Johanna GGG said...

looks like an impressive tart - I am amazed with all the cranberry recipes that no one sells frozen cranberries here (wonder if they do in USA Foods which I think is in moorabbin - I have never been there)

K / Pure & Complex said...

I've never heard of this cake before, but I love learning new things everyday. This looks amazing

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

I once saw frozen ones-I should have definitely stocked up on them as they are so hard to get a hold of!

Adriana said...

I love the idea of this tart with cherries. Meringue goes well with so many ingredients.

Golden Life PHX said...

I'm not a huge cranberry lover but I adore cherries and I thought about substituting them in but they are out of season here. I bet this was great!

oneclevermom said...

I think cherries sound delish! Great improv!

Ei said...

Ooh, sounds good with cherries!

Zosia said...

The cherries sound like a delicious substitution!

Kayte said...

Oh, I love cranberries, but I love cherries even more!! I bet a cherry version would be oh-so-wonderful. Looks great, especially with those big knobs of cherries peeking out! :-)

Patty Price said...

Great idea usIng cherries, I'll bet it was good!

kitchen flavours said...

Cherries sounds good! Fresh and frozen cranberries are not easily available over here too! I used dried cranberries which works out great.
Glad to know that your co-workers gave the thumbs up for this! :)

EmilyC said...

Cherries are an lovely option! Looks good!

steph- whisk/spoon said...

cherries sound like they'd be good in this (maybe raspberries or blueberries, too). I can't believe they've stopped complimenting you on your sweets at work --they are surely taking your baking for granted! :)

margaret said...

Cherries sound fantastic. I was thinking it would be nice with blueberries in the spring. And maybe peach jam. Cranberries are rare everywhere if it's not November.

Guyla Mayo said...

Intersting. I might like it even more with cherries. Good for you for trying something different!

Karen Kerr said...

Cherries sound great! We are so lucky in the US to have cranberries be so plentiful!

Peggy the Baker said...

Cherries sound great! Did you also use cherry jam to spread on the crust? I love the swirls of meringue--mine wasn't really swirl-able consistency.

Katrina said...

Cherries sound really good. I'd have to add some mini chocolate chips to it as well. Love chocolate and cherry. Love the look of your tart!

Teresa said...

This would be great with cherries, too. We loved this tart and I can imagine why your co-workers made special note of it. It's a bit different from what most home bakers attempt (at least outside of France).

Cathleen | My Culinary Mission said...

I imagine your tart tasted wonderful with cherries!