Thursday, October 23, 2014

Chocolate-Cranberry Pecan Tartlets - NEW RECIPE ALERT!

It's a bright, beautiful FALL day here and only 63 degrees outside at lunch time. Finally, we have a day that actually feels like its supposed to for this time of year. 

As promised, today I'm going to share my new dessert recipe with you that I created as a guest post for Honevyille. Honeyville's blanched almond flour is my most favorite grain free baking ingredient. I've been using it for over 2 years now and it's usually at the center of most of my grain-free baking. I love it...period. 

My new dessert has all the "right stuff" and some of my most favorite flavors...chocolate, pecans, and CRANBERRIES! Yay!!! I am so obsessed with cranberries that it isn't funny! Seriously, I just need to move to Maine and buy my own cranberry bog and be done with it! I would much rather have cranberries in my backyard than grass. Back to my new dessert recipe (I get distracted when talking about cranberries). I am excited to debut my Chocolate-Cranberry Pecan Tartlets with you. If you are from the south, they are very similar to pecan tassies, only better. I used Honeyville's blanched almond flour to create the miniature crusts and they turned out tender and beautiful! 

I used my homemade sugar-free Cranberry Orange Sauce as the method to add the cranberries to these little beauties. The tartlets are not overly sweet and you get a little burst of cranberry, chocolate and pecan flavor in every bite. Rather than ramble on and on...I'm going to give you the link to the recipe for these. Click this link to get the recipe for: Chocolate-Cranberry Pecan Tartlets. Enjoy!

Baked to perfection and cooling off for a few minutes in the pan
Transferred to a wire rack to finish cooling

Every single one came out perfectly from my mini-muffin tin by USA Pan



Ditamac MI/FL said...

These tarts look wonderful and with only 2 net carbs are a real treat. I love your recipes. Thanks for all your hard work!!!

Gourmet Girl Cooks said...

Thanks so much Ditamac! :-)

tanita✿davis said...

Wow, FANCY! More for the Thanksgiving file!

I'm kind of obsessed with cranberry right now, too. I knew we were of the same mind when I saw the cranberry power bagels. I'm putting orange zest in mine, too. YUM.

Happy autumn. ☺

Gourmet Girl Cooks said...

Hi Tanita,

Orange zest sounds awesome! In my next batch of these (probably this weekend since I finished the last one today), I'm going to see if I can squeeze in some more cranberries without making the bagels soggy. Hope you enjoy them and Happy Autumn to you too! :-)

CyberSis said...


Another one of your wonderful cranberry recipes ... Yipee! This one looks extra special. These will be great for Christmas "gifting."

It's not hard at all to go through a bag of cranberries, is it! That reminds me ... gotta pick up some more ... soon!

Gourmet Girl Cooks said...

Hi CyberSis,

You are is easy to go through a bag of them...a big bag at that! So far I have 2 in the freezer and I've gone through almost 2 bags (4 lbs total). I have a small bowl left in the fridge from one of the bags. Of course, I also have a huge bowl of cranberry sauce in the fridge too. I want to have it ready to go when I have a whim. ;-)

samudra said...

hey GG,
made the tartlets yesterday…am just finishing my FOURTH tartlet of this pm…oh dear!! so small/bite-sized…just toooo easy to pop in.
they are quite delicious as is, altho cranberry taste not very predominant. wondering if it might be possible to add more intense cranberry flavor. it's YOUR FAULT…you've got me on the cranberry bandwagon lol!!

Gourmet Girl Cooks said...

Hi Samudra,

Glad you are enjoying them! Yes, I think you could easily boost the percentage of cranberries in them and maybe reduce the pecans. Rather than 3/4 cup pecans and 1/4 cup cranberry sauce...maybe 1/2 cup pecans and 1/2 cup cranberries would work (along with the chocolate). I suppose you could remove the chocolate if you wanted and replace the volume with more cranberries (depending on whether you mind removing chocolate from anything...LOL). I would probably enjoy boosting the cranberries myself. I may try that when I make them again! ;-)

samudra said...

i'll take suggestion to reduce pecans and increase cran sauce..NOT interested in reducing or eliminating chocolate lol!!

Gourmet Girl Cooks said...

Hi Samudra,

I hear you about not wanting to reduce chocolate! If I get a chance to try boosting the cranberries before you do, I'll let you know how they turn out! :-)