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Rustic Pear and Cranberry Tart
Remember this is a Rustic Tart
When making this recipe for rustic tart, feel free to use any homemade pie filling you have on hand. If you don’t have homemade pie filling, don’t fret! You can still make a rustic tart. Simply use your favorite canned pie filling, apple, cherry, blueberry or even lemon. I would suggest that you use 1 1/2 cans to 2 cans pie filling. This depends on your own personal preference. Rustic tarts are best served warm with ice cream.
A rustic and delicious pie made with a pear and cranberry pie filling.
- 1 quart pear and cranberry pie filling
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup well chilled shortening
- 4 to 8 tablespoons cold ice water
- 2 tablespoons milk and 2 tablespoons sugar garnish
Preheat oven to 375°
Combine flour and salt in medium bowl.
Cut in shortening using a pastry blender until all flour is blended to form pea-sized pieces.
Sprinkle with cold (ice) water, 1 tablespoon at a time. Toss lightly with a fork until dough forms a ball.
Form dough into a small circle. Wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or up to 1 hour.
Roll dough into a rustic 12-inch circle, adding more flour as needed to prevent sticking.
Carefully transfer the crust to a baking sheet (preferably one without sides) lined with parchment paper.
Spoon pear cranberry pie filling into center of crust, spreading it out slightly.
Fold crust up and over pie filling, crust will not completely cover pie filling.
Using pastry brush, brush milk over crust. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons sugar over crust.
Bake at 375° for 40 to 45 minutes or until crust is golden brown and pie filling is bubbly.
Remove from oven and cool on baking sheet for 10 minutes.
Serve warm with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.
*Recipe: Pear Cranberry Pie Filling