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Thursday, December 4, 2014

Smart, Sweet and Tart (Cranberry Nut Dessert)

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I've had few curious folk interested in what this dessert is...


Well.  Today is the day to find out, especially if you love anything Cranberry!  :)  It's Cranberry Nut Dessert.
 I think it honestly, deserves a fancier name... but, who am I?
It's Tart.
Sweet.
Simple.
And, Smart.
Little bit crunchy with the nuts...and a wonderful hint of almond flavoring.

This is that one recipe when you need a festive pie type of dessert but you don't really have time to make a pie crust.  Wow, what a time saver. And, a delicious one at that.  I am thrilled to have found this recipe!  Thank you, very much!

Cranberry Nut Dessert

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup (one stick) melted butter
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 - 1 tsp. almond extract

Whipped cream or ice cream, optional

In a bowl, (I used a wooden spoon, to stir), combine the flour, sugar and salt.  Add cranberries and nuts; toss to coat.  Stir in the butter, eggs, and extract.  The mixture will be very thick, especially if using frozen cranberries.  Spread into a greased 9" pie plate.

Bake at 350* for 40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.  Serve warm with whipped cream or ice cream, if desired.

Yield: 8 servings

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I just had a slice of this, with my morning coffee.  I'm counting it as breakfast!  It works!!
Let me know if you try this with the whipped cream!!

7 comments:

  1. Bevy, you have the BEST recipes!!

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  2. Thank you Julia... I'll tell you what I was originally looking for. A Cranberry Pie Recipe that when you take the pie out of the oven - you put a Large Bowl over top (with the pie inside) in which it "bakes" the streusel on top. Of course, this said recipe is a lot more complicated timewise - due to making pie crust (which I don't mind!) but do you know that I cannot find that recipe anywhere. So - in my looking for it. I stumbled onto this one... and it's certainly a keeper.

    If you make - I know you'll enjoy!!

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  3. Hmmmm...I'm going to have to give this recipe a try. I made a Cranberry Meringue pie from the Eating Well magazine last week when our family was with us for Thanksgiving week. It was tasty, too...and a no roll crust!

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  4. Thanks Bevy for sharing... I have to say, I don't know why I didnt think about it being Cranberry... I actually thought Cherry... silly me... Thanks again... :)

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  5. I'm going to save this recipe. I bake every week for a treat at my husband's Wednesday Night Bible Study (we're studying discipleship right now) and I'm always looking for something easy and good. This sounds and looks great!

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  6. I am going to try this using honey. It sounds wonderful with the cranberries. :)

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  7. Yum! I love cranberries this time of year! And so pretty!
    Gina

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