Cranberry Pear Tartlets

Cranberry Pear Tartlets

Try this smartened-up treat featuring California walnuts. Cranberry Pear Tartlets offer less saturated fat and sugar than traditional apple tartlets.

This recipe offers 100% less saturated fat and 50% less sugar than a traditional apple tartlet. 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!


  • 1/2 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 Fillo (Phyllo) shells, thawed
  • 1/4 cup chopped California 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. Let cool, then spoon mixture into Fillo cups.
  3. Top with walnuts, then lightly grate orange zest over the top.