garlic pistachio cranberry tarts

by Kristina Sloggett

in appetizers,baking,recipes,Vegan

I expressed an unpopular opinion on twitter and facebook the other night. Honestly, I knew the backlash would come.

I asked – what is the appeal of The Princess Bride?

Eeep, I know, what was I thinking? It was early in, I was a little distracted (this was my first time seeing it!), and it did get better as I started to give it my full attention. I laughed out loud several times.

While I did have a couple replies that said they felt the same, most joked that “I can’t even look at you now” and “I don’t know if I can be friends with you”. Several clever people simply said “As you wish.”

People love their pirates, princesses and giants.

I promised to watch again soon, while not doing anything else. Oh, and from the beginning. We missed the several minutes.

On to something I liked the very first time…

My ginger cranberry sauce.

These tarts are one of those recipes I cannot wait to make again, we all liked them that much! The garlic onion pistachio filling is one I keep thinking of, coming up with new ways to use it.

Although ‘by the spoonful’ is a good choice.

These have such amazing flavors, people that actually like turkey may not miss it. I only wish I had thought of these years ago – I’ve never eaten turkey.

savory garlic pistachio spread

vegan, gluten free

1/2 cup raw pistachios, shelled and soaked
1/2 cup raw cashews, soaked
1 or 2 small garlic cloves, minced*
1 tablespoon onion powder
sea salt to taste
water as needed 

*I used 2 garlic cloves, they were small, and I like garlic. 

Combine soaked pistachios and cashews in food processor, blend until almost creamy. While blending, add garlic, onion powder and salt. Add water as needed to reach desired consistency, 1 tablespoon at a time. For this recipe, I wanted it thick enough to pipe into tart shells, and used 2 tablespoons.

garlic pistachio cranberry tarts:

Cook packaged (vegan!) tart shells according to package. Pipe (about 2 tablespoons) garlic pistachio spread into each, and top with (about a tablespoon) ginger cranberry sauce. These are great served warm or room temperature.

Do you love The Princess Bride?

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