This Cranberry Orange Tart has a smooth, cream cheese filling flavored with dried cranberries and fresh orange zest in a soft cookie-like shell.
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I am a pie and tart girl. I will take them over cake any day. I love to take a simple tart base recipe and have been experimenting with fun and new flavors. Cranberry and orange are such a great flavor combination, and I love to use them especially during the holiday season. Both fruits bring just enough sweetness balanced by a little tartness, it is just perfect! And I am a huge citrus fan so anything with a tangy, fresh citrus taste is delicious. I also like a good amount of filling, so I like to double the filling portion of the recipe below. This is especially helpful if you use the larger tart shells like 12″ rounds.
I made a few different tarts at the same time, and this one was the favorite from most because of its balance between sweet and tart. It holds over well in the refrigerator, too, so it is great to make in advance. I love to use a rectangle tart pan which you can find here! Square, long skinny rectangles, or the traditional circle pan shapes also work.