Cranberry Streusel Tart

Cranberry Streusel Tart
adapted from
1- 12 oz. pkg of fresh cranberries
3/4 cup white sugar
1/4 cup flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup walnuts, finely chopped
1/4 cup flour
1 tbsp. shortening
pie dough for a 10" tart pan- Pate Brisee

Roll out pastry and press into a 10" tart pan with a removable bottom.  Place in the refrigerator to rest while you prepare the filling.

Smash the cranberries in a large bowl with a potato masher just until about half or so of the berries are popped.  Stir in the white sugar and 1/4 cup flour.  Set aside.

In a separate bowl, stir together walnuts, brown sugar and 1/4 cup flour.  Using a pastry blender, cut the shortening into the nut mixture.  This mixture will be crumbly. 

Remove the tart shell from the refrigerator and pour cranberry mixture into the tart.  Then top with the nut/brown sugar mixture.  Dot with very, very small pieces of shortening, maybe five pieces total.  Place tart pan on a cookie sheet.  Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until done.  After 45 minutes, check the tart.  If there are any remaining sugary looking areas you can dot with a tad more shortening and place the tart back in the oven until those areas do not look sugary anymore.