Cranberry-Cheesecake Tart (Adapted From Pillsbury Annual Recipes-2009)

Ingredients

Ingredients for Crust:
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (sifted)
2 tablespoons sugar
1/4 cup all-vegetable shortening (8 tbsp)
8 tablespoons ice water
Filling:
1/4 cup chopped pecans or walnuts (chopped)
6 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon corn starch
cup sugar
1 egg
Topping:
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla

Preparation

1
For Crust:
2
In a food processor combine flour and sugar and mix. Add butter and give a few good chops. Add shortening in tablespoon sized chunks and chop. Sprinkle ice water over flour mixture and give a few more chops. Pinch the dough if it holds together it is ready. If the dough doesn’t hold together add water a tablespoon at a time.
3
Remove the dough from the machine and place in a mound. Do Not Knead the dough! Dust the dough with flour, wrap in plastic and refrigerate for about an hour, or up to two days before rolling out.
4
Sprinkle a little four on a flat surface and roll out to fit the size of the pie plate. Gently lift from the edges and place in pie plate.
5
Press edges with a fork for a finished look.
6
For filling & topping:
7
Preheat oven 350 degrees:
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Bake the pie crust shell for about 15 minutes or until slightly golden on the edges.
9
Cool the pie crust before filling.
10
In a medium bowl combine the cranberry sauce, nuts, 6 tablespoons sugar and the cornstarch. Spread this mixture in the cooled crust.
11
In a medium bowl, combine the cream cheese, 1/3 cup sugar and egg. Beat with an electric mixer until smooth. Smooth this over the cranberry mixture.
12
Bake at 350 degrees 25 – 30 minutes or until set.
13
In a small bowl, mix sour cream, 2 tablespoons sugar the vanilla. Smooth evenly over filling.
14
Bake at 350 degrees for about 5 minutes.
15
Cool and refrigerate 3-4 hours or until set. Refrigerate remaining pie.

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This cranberry-cheesecake is a festive addition to your Thanksgiving feast!

Enjoy!

Yield:

8

Added:

Thursday, December 10, 2009 - 5:03pm

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