Apple Cranberry Tart

It’s apple season at the Murrieta Farmer’s Market. This tart is extra easy to make, the hard part is deciding what kind of apples you want to use. We went to the apple professionals aka Jaime & Lee of Lim’s Produce. We chose Pink Lady’s because they were crisp and tart, plus Patti liked the name. Our Pacific Living Outdoor oven has a smoke box so we could add another layer of flavor. Delicious and festive.

Patti and I have set one night a week just for us. It’s our date night. We usually put something special on our Pacific Living Outdoor Oven but sometimes we cook inside. We always eat outside on our patio where it is very comfortable with a rainforest theme. Wood Pellet Patio Heater, little lights, candles, lanterns and surround sound. We enjoy a little wine, or strawberry margaritas using frozen strawberries for ice, good food, music and sometimes a dance or two…

Apple Cranberry Tart
A Outdoor Oven Recipe

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes at 425 degrees (217c)
Grill: Pacific Living Outdoor Oven

Pellets: Lumberjack Maple

Ingredients: Apple Cranberry Tart

  • 1 ½ lbs. Pink Lady apples, peeled and sliced thin
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 can whole cranberry sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 readymade pie crust
  • Fresh mint leaves, optional

Apple Cranberry Tart
A Outdoor Oven Recipe

Directions: Apple Cranberry Tart

In a small saucepot melt cranberry sauce with honey, add cranberries and vanilla. Place pie crust in tart pan. Arrange apple slices over crust. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. Brush on cranberry mixture.

In a small Saucepot Melt Cranberry Sauce with Honey

Place Pie Crust in Tart Pan

Apple Cranberry Tart
A Outdoor Oven Recipe

Arrange Apple Slices Over Crust

Add Cranberrys

Into The Pacific Living Outdoor Oven

Apple Cranberry Tart
A Outdoor Oven Recipe

Cooking Directions: Pacific Living Outdoor Oven

Cooking in the Pacific Living Outdoor Oven is a snap. If you are going to use the smoke box fill it up first with either wood chips or pellets. I like Lumberjack pellets because there are so many different kinds and low ash. (Easy clean up.)

Turn on the propane tank. Open the oven door so you can see and hear when the burner lights. Turn the control knob to the high position and hold it in. At this time press the igniter button. You’ll be able to hear and see the burner light. Continue to hold the control knob for about 10 seconds for the burner to get hot.

Close the door and preheat the oven to your desired temp. You may have to adjust it up or down until you reach your temperature. But, once you hit it the oven will hold it. Bake for 30 minutes at 425 degrees (217c).


The bottom stone and it gets “HOT” so you need to stay right with it or you will burn what your are cooking. I only use heavy cast iron or baking dishes here. For most things I have found that it is better to use the middle shelf. You can use a stone here or not depending on your cook.

Apple Cranberry Tart
A Outdoor Oven Recipe

Let’s Eat!!!

About our Recipes

We do our recipes on our patio where we have a lineup of grills, including Louisiana, Green Mountain, Royall, Memphis, Traeger pellet grills, Char Griller side box smoker, Saber, Charmglow, Char-Broil, The Big Easy, Pacific Living Outdoor Oven, Lodge Sportsman’s, Brinkman and Weber. I call it our “Wall of Grill”. Our grilling styles are healthy and low fat and will fit pelletheads, gas, natural wood and even charcoal purists. Almost any of our recipes can be done on any kind of good BBQ.

The important thing to keep in mind is TIME & TEMPERATURE. You can even do some of them in the oven or crock pot, but, then you lose all the flavors you get from cooking outdoors. But sometimes it does rain.

Remember that a recipe is simply an outline; it is not written in stone. Don’t be afraid to make changes to suit your taste. Take it and run with it….

Live your Passion,
Ken & Patti
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