I made our Tuesdays With Dorie recipe for Thanksgiving. Normally we would post on Tuesdays, but since this one was so close to the holiday, we were given permission to post after the day. The color is off on my photos as most of them were taken in a hurry while the tart was sitting at the dessert table. I took a few at home right after it baked, too. I should have taken more time for better photos because I loved the way the tart looked.
First I made the crust with Dorie’s Galette Dough (page 420 of Baking Chez Moi). I made this dough twice over the holiday and love how it rolled out nicely and didn’t stick to the counter. The tart was easy to make, it was just a meringue with cranberries folded in to it. Some raspberry jam was spread on the bottom of the tart before added the meringue. The tart is then baked low and slow for an hour and it had a great crackled top. I admit to tasting one bite of the tart and I really liked it. I could have easily eaten more of this tart, but didn’t for my health’s sake. Now for fun, I want to make cranberry meringue cookies with raw honey.
This was a perfect holiday tart and would be even better for Christmas, I think. You are in luck, Dorie posted this recipe on her blog a couple years ago--Cranberry Crackle Tart. I personally think if you like great baking, you should get Dorie’s book, Baking Chez Moi. We won’t be posting recipes in the group and they won’t all be available online. Add this book to your wish list if you don’t have it yet.