Thursday, 17 February 2011

Recipe Thursday - Cranberry Nut Dessert

This is one of my favourite desserts to make.  It is extremely easy, turns out perfect every time and adults love it.  I don't think kids find it sweet enough, which is great when you don't really want to share.

It is from a long ago issue of Taste of Home and was submitted by Peggy Van Arsdale.

As shown in the first photo, this is a really stiff mix if you use frozen cranberries.  It will be tough to mix in the dry stuff, but keep working at it and it will blend in.
I use the back of a large spoon but flatten it in the pan, but it's very sticky, perhaps some of that spray oil stuff on your hand would work better.

I made this for our Valentines Dessert night at my fencing club.  It was a huge hit with the parents and I had to sneak a bit home for hubby to enjoy.
Cranberry Nut Dessert

1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
1/2 cup butter melted, you can use margarine, but I haven't tried that
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 teaspoon almond extract

In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar and salt.  Add cranberries and nuts; toss to coat.

 Stir in the butter, eggs and extract (mixture will be very thick if using frozen berries). 

Spread into a greased 9 inch pie plate.  Bake at 350 F for 40 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted near the centre comes out clean. 

Serve warm with whipped dream or ice cream if desired.

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Marie said...

I'm definitely going to make this. It looks and sounds delicious!

Marie said...

I made last night for for dessert. It was really good. I didn't have cranberries, so I used frozen raspberries. Despite folding them in at the end to avoid turning the whole thing pink, it turned pink anyway and was a bit gloopy (technical cooking term). It still tasted really good. I'm definitely going to make it again. Thanks.

Heather said...

The raspberries sound wonderful. They are a more juicy fruit; I would think that it would require about five more minutes in the oven. Will have to check it out myself.

Beth F said...

Cranberries and nuts? What could be better. Ummmmmm.

Nan said...

If I hadn't just made a cranberry cake, I'd make this today!! Oh, wow, it sounds good. The only thing I'd do different is I'd use vanilla not almond, just 'cause I don't like the taste of almond so much. Thank you! Did it really fit okay in that size pan? It didn't overflow?

JoAnn said...

I love cranberry desserts, especially with nuts. The almond extract is an added bonus! This looks easy to make, too.

Chinoiseries said...

Love this sentence: " I don't think kids find it sweet enough, which is great when you don't really want to share." xD

Hmm, not sure about this. I guess I automatically think of granola when combining cranberries and nuts. And I'm just a sucker for crumble, any kind of crumble :s

caite said...

I might try this with black raspberries, since I have some frozen...and really need to use them up.

Peaceful Reader said...

I love cranberries. If the kids don't like it-more for my husband and I. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Col (Col Reads) said...

Looks yummy!

Peppermint Ph.D. said...

mmmm...this sounds great...I keep recipes that I find in my magazines as well and sometimes forget exactly where they came from. I like Taste of the Home and of course Taste of the South :)