Cranberry-Chocolate Tartelettes

Why not give your traditional cranberry tart for Thanksgiving a little twist this year? How about making individual tartelettes and substituting a chocolate crust for the regular one?

These tartelettes have a little secret

Remember that I told you I visited Shellyfish? Of course I couldn’t leave without visiting a local supermarket. I found a lot to take home there:

A huge box of baking soda, flageolet beans, plum jam, coconut jam, and chestnut spread. There is also a picture of Shelly’s homemade fig and grape jam in the picture.

The coconut jam was something I had never seen before, so of course, I had to buy a jar. It tastes just like sweetened coconut mixed with sugar syrup and yesterday I had the idea to use it for my tartelette filling. If you cannot find coconut jam, any other jam will do. You can stir in some dried coconut if you like.

The tartelette crust is not very sweet and the filling is slightly sour. Together these two components are perfect. P. remarked, that they would be even better with some whipped cream on top. I think he’s right. So to make these really awesome, you could whip up a batch of coconut cream.

Cranberry-Chocolate Tartelettes (makes 12 muffin-sized mini-tarts)

For the crust:

240 g flour (2 cups)
20 g cocoa (1/4 cup minus 2 teaspoons)
70 g sugar (1/3 cup)
120 g softenend margarine (1/2 cup)
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1-2 tablespoons soy milk

In a bowl, combine flour, cocoa, sugar, margarine, baking soda and salt. Mix with your hands until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add one tablespoon of soymilk and knead until the mixture holds together. Add more soymilk, if necessary. Form into a disk, wrap in foil and place in the fridge for an hour.

Meanwhile prepare the filling. Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F) and lightly grease a muffin tin.

Cranberry filling:

175 g fresh or frozen cranberries (1 3/4 cups)
155 g coconut jam, divided (1/3 + 1/4 cup)
2 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons maple syrup

Combine cranberries, 90 g (1/3 cup) jam, water and maple syrup in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and cook on medium until the cranberries have fallen apart (~20 min). Remove from heat and stir in remaining jam. Set aside.

Divide the dough into 12 equal pieces. Roll them out and press them into the muffin tins. Cut off any excess dough.

Bake the tart crusts for 10 minutes, remove from oven, add filling and bake for 15 more minutes. Let sit in the pans for 10 minutes before removing let cool on a rack. You can cut out some marzipan with small cookie cutters to serve as a decoration.

36 Comments

  • lostheaven
    7 years ago

    Hi, do you think I can use a normal butter instead of margarine?

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  • 7 years ago

    So gorgeous! That filling sounds amazing. :)

  • 7 years ago

    This is so beautifully photographed, very sweet.
    I’m doing Vegan MoFo on my blog too, and I’m trying to visit as many fellow MoFoer’s as possible. I’m so glad I discovered your blog, it’s wonderful!

  • Kyle
    7 years ago

    These sound great. The store bought coconut jam is vegan? I’m looking at recipes online (figuring I may not be able to find it at the grocery store), and they all include lots of eggs.

  • 7 years ago

    Those are truly some of the cutest little tarts I’ve ever laid eyes on! And the flavor combination must be heavenly. So pretty, too! And lucky you to sample some of Shelly’s homemade jam :D

  • 7 years ago

    Those are absolutely beautiful!

  • 7 years ago

    Wow! Those are gorgeous. Bookmarking this!

  • 7 years ago

    I’ve just put a bag of cranberries in the freezer – I may turn them into these delightful tartelettes around Christmas time!

  • 7 years ago

    your cranberry-chocolate tartelettes look wonderful and absolutely decadent, Mihl! i don’t know how you make all this awesomeness ALL THE TIME! i love it all! coconut jam sounds super yum – i’m gonna see if i can find me some. and i’m totally jealous of Shelly’s homemade fig and grape jam! w00t!

  • 7 years ago

    They’re beautiful!!

  • 7 years ago

    My goodness, are those dainty beauties ever charming! I’ve never been a huge fan of cranberries, but I’d love to try my hand at these with raspberry jam and dried coconut. I do wonder if I can find coconut jam in Montreal…

  • 7 years ago

    flagolet beans?!?!?! what!??!?! haha

  • 7 years ago

    Looks delicious, and I love love love your presentation!!

  • 7 years ago

    Wow, what a beautiful photograph!! Pairing cranberry with chocolate is a wonderful idea. I am jealous that you have coconut jam and chestnut spread – they both sound incredible. I need to visit Shellyfish!!

  • taleoftwovegans
    7 years ago

    Oh yum! Those little tartelettes are too cute as well! :) I haven’t heard of combining cranberry and coconut before but it sounds delicious. I am bookmarking this recipe for my christmas baking plans!
    -K

  • 7 years ago

    I say yes to the chocolate crust! The little tartelettes are so pretty, I love the marzipan flowers!

    Coconut jam? Whooooa! I want!

  • 7 years ago

    I have never heard of coconut jam before, sounds yummy though! These tartlettes are lovely, and I bet they tasted even better than they look :)!

  • 7 years ago

    Ooooh I’m loving this and how cute they are. So easy to eat when desserts are handheld ones.

  • 7 years ago

    Coconut jam sounds fabulous. I like all things coconut and I am drooling over the fact I have not had any!

  • 7 years ago

    What a great idea! And they’re so cute too!

    Coconut jam also sounds right up my alley. And I used to have that same baking soda when I lived in Belgium, I used it for everything around the apartment.

  • 7 years ago

    This is one of the prettiest mofo posts I have seen.

  • 7 years ago

    These would be perfect for Christmas! They look so pretty.

  • 7 years ago

    Those are so incredibly pretty! I love your picture, and I don’t eat cranberries very often at all, so I’d love to try these tartelettes.

  • 7 years ago

    Mihl, you make the most beautiful desserts! These tartlettes are so cute and festive, and sound tasty on top of that. Thanks for sharing.

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  • 7 years ago

    These are adorable! Great idea, and the marzipan flowers are so sweet! I’m so jealous that you can find cranberries so easily – but I know I could sub with other little berries.

    You’ll have to come back when your jams are gone!

  • 7 years ago

    We don’t celebrate thanks giving in this part of the world but I’m sure those Tartelettes are worth making for any occasion.

    • 7 years ago

      I also don’t celebrate Thanksgiving. We just had these as a dessert yesterday and today. You are right, they are great for any occasion.

  • 7 years ago

    When I saw the picture in the MoFo feed, I knew it was you before I even looked at whose blog it came from. Stunning photo and it looks fabulous!

  • 7 years ago

    They are beautiful, and I agree with phoenix–the flowers are so cute!

  • 7 years ago

    …and those cutle little marzipan flowers!!

  • 7 years ago

    Mihl – you’ve got me feeling very festive. I really like the way chocolate and cranberry flavours play off one another. I’m sure with the addition of a sweet coconut jam (what a find!) this would be one show-stopping dessert.

  • 7 years ago

    Oh yum, I’ve bookmarked this recipe – hopefully I’ll have time to try it fate MoFo!

  • 7 years ago

    Coconut jam? Cool. Would it be good on bread?

    • 7 years ago

      Of course! Mild wheat bread is best.

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