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Cranberry Grapefruit Cheese Tarts with Zesty Thyme and Pink Peppercorn Sprinkles Recipe

Cranberry Grapefruit Cheese Tarts with Zesty Thyme and Pink Peppercorn Sprinkles


These unique puff pastry tarts are filled with a sweet and savory grapefruit-cranberry jam and topped with mascarpone glaze and pink peppercorn 'sprinkles.'


  • 1 cup Ocean Spray® Craisins® Dried Cranberries
  • 1 cup finely chopped fresh grapefruit
  • ¾ cup Ocean Spray® 100% Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon roughly chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • ½ teaspoon coarsely ground pink peppercorns
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 sheets frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 3 ½ ounces crumbled goat cheese
  • 2 ounces mascarpone cheese
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Grapefruit zest
  • Chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • Coarsely ground pink peppercorns


  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, whisk together all jam ingredients. Bring to a simmer, then reduce heat to maintain a gentle simmer. Cook for 35 to 45 minutes or until a thin jam-like consistency is reached. Jam will thicken further upon cooling. Cool completely, 20 to 25 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Unroll 1 sheet of puff pastry and cut along the lines to make 3 sections. Cut each section in half to form 6 rectangles. Spread cooled jam over each rectangle to about 1/2 inch from the edges. Top with goat cheese. Brush edges lightly with water.
  3. Cut remaining sheet of puff pastry in the same manner and place one over each filled rectangle. Gently press edges down with the side of a fork, then use the tines to crimp edges. It is okay if a bit of jam seeps out, but try to avoid it if possible. Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until pastry reaches a golden brown color and bottoms are no longer doughy. Cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes, then move to a wire rack to cool completely, about 35 minutes.
  4. Whisk together all glaze ingredients. Spread a thin layer over each pastry. Top pastries with a couple pinches each of grapefruit zest, thyme, and peppercorns.

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Nutritional Information

Cranberry Grapefruit Cheese Tarts with Zesty Thyme and Pink Peppercorn Sprinkles

Servings Per Recipe: 6
Calories: 893.5
% Daily Value *
protein: 21 %
carbohydrates: 37 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 8 %
fat: 66 %
saturated fat: 76 %
cholesterol: 12 %
vitamin a iu: 18 %
niacin equivalents: 41 %
vitamin b6: 2 %
vitamin c: 24 %
folate: 16 %
calcium: 9 %
iron: 14 %
magnesium: 7 %
potassium: 4 %
sodium: 12 %
thiamin: 33 %
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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