Cranberry Pear Tarts

  • Yield 30 servings
  • Prep 10 mins
  • Cook 15 mins

These tiny tarts are a smart alternative to pie.

California Walnut Board

By using honey and natural fruits, this recipe replaces traditional large quantities of granulated sugar. No question about it, this dessert is a great alternative—and delicious too!


1/2 cup fresh cranberries
1/4 cup honey
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
2 -- ripe pears, peeled, cored and chopped
2 -- (2.1-oz.) boxes mini Fillo (Phyllo) shells, thawed
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
-- Finely grated orange zest


  1. Place cranberries, honey, allspice and cinnamon in a small saucepan.
  2. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in pears and simmer for 10 minutes or until excess liquid has cooked off.
  3. Let cool, then spoon mixture into Fillo cups. Top with walnuts, then lightly grate orange zest over the top.

Recipe courtesy of Patty Mastracco, I Do Food



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