Harvest Tart
Course : Tarts
From: HungryMonster.com
Serves: 12


  Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
--------  ------------  --------------------------------
  1 1/2           cups  dried cherries
     1/2           cup  seedless raisins
     1/3           cup  brandy
  4                     granny smith apples -- peeled,
                        cored -- diced (2 1/2 cups)
  1                     orange -- seedless, ground
                        peel and all
     1/4           cup  lemon juice
  1 1/4           cups  sugar
     1/2      teaspoon  salt
  1           teaspoon  cinnamon -- ground
     1/2      teaspoon  mace -- ground
     1/4      teaspoon  cloves -- ground
     1/4      teaspoon  ginger -- ground
  2                     pie shells -- 8-inch, unbaked
                        if desired -- pastry for top
                        crusts or lattice
     1/2           cup  butter -- unsalted, melted


Preheat oven to 450 degrees. in mixing bowl combine cherries, raisins, and brandy and set aside.(in the time it takes to prepare the apples and dough for crust, fruit should absorb brandy.) Add apples, ground orange, and lemon juice to cherry mixture and blend well. Sift together sugar, salt, cinnamon, mace, cloves, and ginger and add dry mixture to blended fruit and mix evenly. divide batter and fill pie shells. Pour 1/4 cup melted butter evenly over each filled pie shell. If using top crusts, cover tarts, crimp edges of pastry, and cut slits in tip pastry; or cover tops with lattice strips as desired. Bake tarts at 450 degrees for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake 25 minutes longer, until crust is dry and turning golden. Serve tarts warm. (They can be refrigerated and reheated in the oven at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes.) Makes 2 tarts,each about 6 servings.


Nutritional Information:

403 Calories (kcal); 16g Total Fat; (36% calories from fat); 3g Protein; 61g Carbohydrate; 21mg Cholesterol; 366mg Sodium