Cranberry pear tart

Try this fruit-filled dessert instead of the traditional array of pies this Thanksgiving — you’ll be amazed how many calories you’ll save without knowing it.


  • 1/2 cup fresh cranberries
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 ripe pears, peeled, cored and chopped
  • 2 (2.1-ounce) boxes mini-phyllo shells, thawed
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • Finely grated orange zest


  1. Place cranberries, honey, allspice and cinnamon in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in pears and simmer for 10 minutes or until excess liquid has cooked off.
  2. Let cool, then spoon mixture into phyllo cups. Top with walnuts, then lightly grate orange zest over the top.

Yield: 30 tiny desserts

Nutrition (per three tarts): 110 calories, 21g carbohydrate, 2gprotein, 2.5g fat, 0g saturated fat and cholesterol, 60mg sodium,2g fiber and 12g sugar.

Recipe courtesy of Patty Mastracco of I Do Food.

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