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Cranberry-Meringue Tart

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Ingredients

  • FOR CRUST:
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup cake flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter - (1 1/2 sticks) chilled, and cut into pieces
  • 2 tablespoons ice water or more if needed
  • FOR FILLING:
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 cups fresh cranberries or frozen thawed
  • 1/2 cup coarsely-chopped almonds
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Powdered sugar

Details

Servings 12

Preparation

Step 1

Make Crust: Combine both flours and salt in processor. Add butter; cut in, using on/off turns, until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add 2 tablespoons water; process until moist clumps form, using on/off turns. If dough is dry, add more water by teaspoonfuls to moisten. Gather dough into ball. Flatten into disk. Wrap in plastic; chill 1 hour. (Can be made 3 days ahead. Keep chilled. Let stand at room temperature to soften slightly before rolling.)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Roll out dough on floured surface to 14-inch round. Transfer to 10-inch tart pan with removable bottom. Trim to fit. Line crust with foil. Fill with dried beans or pie weights. Bake 15 minutes. Remove foil and beans; bake until golden, about 10 minutes. Cool completely on rack. Maintain oven temperature.

Make Filling: Using electric mixer, beat egg whites and salt in large bowl until frothy. Gradually beat in 3/4 cup sugar and lemon. Beat until stiff but not dry. Mix cranberries, almonds, cornstarch and cinnamon in medium bowl; gently fold into whites in 3 additions. Transfer filling to crust. Smooth top.

Bake tart until tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 30 minutes. Cool on rack. (Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover; store at room temperature.)

Sift powdered sugar over tart. Cut into wedges and serve.

This recipe yields 12 servings.

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