Cranberry Apple Walnut Tarts Recipe

Nancy Piran | The Bitter Side of Sweet

These Cranberry Apple Walnut Tarts would be the perfect addition to your holiday dessert table! Perfect for when you want to make individual desserts!

As soon as I saw cranberries in my grocery store I grab two bags. I LOVE using fresh cranberries in recipes, and I am so happy they are in season right now.

Confession time: These started out as palmiers.

After making them once I decided I didn't really like how they looked, so I changed it up a little and that is how these cranberry apple walnut tarts came about.

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Now, making them will take a few steps but it is so worth it in the end.

One thing you have to do is score the edges. What does that even mean?

Basically, you want to cut a little line about a 1/2-inch from the edge. This way when the pastry cooks it will separate just a little from the edge.

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This helps when wanting to make a well in the center of the pastry.

When you are done cooking the puff pastry then you need to recut the line and remove the tops. You now have a little center or hole in your pastry where your filling will go.

The filling is simply amazing. I was eating it with a spoon because it was so good!

I used Cortland apples that I bought from the store. They were local and freshly picked.

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They are also super white inside, which kind of freaked out my kids. It had been a long time since we’ve seen this type of apple.

You can definitely use any variety you want, but these worked well.

Because I love using cranberries right now, here are a few more recipes to enjoy! These cranberry orange muffins sounds so delicious. Just perfect for breakfast.

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If you like cranberries with puff pastry try this cranberry apple strudel. It's so good.

Looking for something savory? Try these cranberry pecan roasted brussels sprouts.

For more cranberries and puff pastry recipes check out these orange cranberry turnovers or these cranberry palmiers, that actually turned out well. ENJOY!

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Cranberry Apple Walnut Tarts Recipe

    10 Servings


  • 1 sheet Puff Pastry, thawed
  • 3 small Apples, cored, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup Fresh Cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons Butter
  • 1/4 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup Chopped Walnuts


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. On a lightly floured surface roll out puff pastry into a 10x10 inch square.
  3. Cut 9 (3 inch) circles and place on parchment paper.
  4. With a sharp knife lightly score about a half inch from edge in a circle shape careful not to cut through pastry.
  5. Bake for 10 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven. Using sharp knife carefully rescore the edges and remove centers to make a well. Set aside.
  7. In small pot add apples, cranberries and butter. Cook on medium heat for 2 minutes or until butter is melted. Stir often.
  8. Add brown sugar and cinnamon. Continue stirring and cook for 4 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  9. When pastry has cooled, evenly divide cranberry mixture into the center of each pastry.
  10. Sprinkle with walnuts.
  11. Serve and ENJOY!



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Author: Nancy Piran
Recipe Yields: 10 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 10

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 81
Calories 178

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g
  Saturated Fat 3g
Sodium 2mg
Total Carbohydrate 19g
  Dietary Fiber 2g
  Sugars 10g
Protein 2g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Nancy Piran

About Nancy

Nancy has been writing about good food on The Bitter Side of Sweet for years now. We're pretty stoked that she's our Puff Pastry fanatic, because it's about to get deliciously epic.

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