Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Cranberry Crackle Tart

The photo in BCM of this Cranberry Crackle Tart was the reason why I wanted to try it out for myself - not so much for the baking experience, but to see what this combination of flavors would be like.  It's a tart with a layer of jam, topped off with a combination of meringue and cranberries.  Luckily it is Thanksgiving week, so there are a lot of fresh cranberries available.

As the title suggests, the top of the tart cracks while baking.  The meringue crisps up on top, and keeps its light fluffiness under that shell.

The sweetness of the meringue and jam is balanced by the tartness of the cranberries.  This recipe is definitely a keeper.

Cranberry Crackle Tart recipe on page 135 and Sweet Tart Dough recipe on page 414 of Baking Chez Moi.


  1. Your crackles are wonderful, the tart is beautiful. I also wanted to see what all this was going to taste like so I thought the whole process was exciting and fun!

  2. Your tart is perfect! The combination of ingredients, particularly the cranberries with sweet meringue, piqued my curiosity as well; together they made one delicious tart.

  3. Your tart turned out lovely with a perfect "French bake"! I think I was a little too eager and took my crust out a tad early.
    Happy baking!

  4. Beautiful swirls you achieved! Your tart looks fabulous!

  5. Gorgeous photos - your tart turned out perfectly!