Cranberry Hand Pies and Spiced Up Butter Tarts

Cranberry Jam Hand Pies

This festive jam is delightful in the hand pies, although it is equally delicious spread on toast or served atop baked brie.  The orange blossom water adds a unique fragrant flavour, but it may also be left out of the recipe.

Spiced Up Butter Tarts:

A classic Canadian tradition made even more delicious with the addition of warm fragrant spices. Infusing traditional butter tarts with cardamom and nutmeg adds a delicious and simple twist.

If making pastry isn’t your favourite task, the filling first perfectly into store-bought pastry shells.

What To Prep In Advance

Have all your ingredients measured out and ready to go.

Take your butter out of the fridge and bring it to room temperature

Utensil List

Large mixing bowl
Small mixing bowl
2 small saucepans
2 knives (to cut butter into flour)
Measuring cups
Rolling pin
pizza cutter or sharp knife (to trim rolled out dough)
1 Baking sheets covered with parchment paper
Muffin tin 
Pastry brush or spoon