Cranberry Pear Tarts

California Walnut Board
  • Yield: 30 servings
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins

By using honey and natural fruits, this recipe replaces traditional large quantities of granulated sugar. No question about it, this dessert is a great alternative—and delicious too!


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


  1. Place cranberries, honey, allspice and cinnamon in a small saucepan.
  2. 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.
  3. Let cool, then spoon mixture into Fillo cups. Top with walnuts, then lightly grate orange zest over the top.

Recipe courtesy of Patty Mastracco, I Do Food

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 70
  • Glycemic Load 8
  • Fat 1g
  • Saturated Fat 0g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 20mg
  • Potassium 30mg
  • Carbohydrate 17g
  • Fiber 1g
  • Sugars 14g
  • Protein 1g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Vitamin A 0%
  • Vitamin C 2%
  • Calcium 0%
  • Iron 2%