Day 6 – Sausage and Bacon Cranberry Tarts


A little something savoury for Day 6 of our 12 Days – I’m thinking buffet table or simply scoffing them straight off the cooling rack! x

Makes 12.


1 x qty Savoury Shortcrust Pastry recipe here

225g good quality sausagemeat

100g bacon

salt and pepper

200g fresh cranberries

4 tbsps cranberry jelly


Preheat the oven to 180c (fan)/200c/Gas Mark 5.

Grease the recesses of a 12 hole tartlet tin – I love the fluted tins, they make pastry cases look so pretty!

Roll out your shortcrust pastry on your worksurface, lightly floured.


Cut out 12 circles and for now just lay them over the top of the holes in the tray, letting them sit there whilst you work.

This gives them a chance to soften a little and they start to sag into the recesses of their own accord – if you jam them in straight off the pastry will often crack and pull out of the round shape you’re after.

Once they’re all cut out gently ease them down, pressing with your fingertips to line the recess.  If they’re not playing ball and still not going in nicely put the tray into the oven for 30 seconds, out and then try again!

Pastry cases done, now on with the filling.

Dice the bacon and add it to a bowl along with the sausagemeat and a good dose of salt and pepper.  Give it a good mix up.

Now divide the filling between the 12 pastry cases.

Cut some little circles of baking paper and place on top of the filling of each one.  These little circles will stop the filling from drying out as they bake.

Now into the oven for 18 minutes.

Allow them to cool in the trays for five minutes before removing the paper circles and transferring to a wire rack.  Careful as you transfer them though there may be hot liquid fat around the filling which you can easily burn your fingers on!

Into a pan put the cranberries and cranberry jelly, heat gently, stirring often until the cranberries soften (about 5 mins)

Spoon the cranberry mixture over the tops of the tarts.

And ta dah!  They’re done!

Make them ahead of time and freeze until you need them x

Sausage and Bacon Cranberry Tarts

Ruth Clemens, Baker Extraordinaire

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481 Responses to Day 6 – Sausage and Bacon Cranberry Tarts

  1. Kirstie phillipson says:

    Ooh they look and sound scrummy. I think they will have to be added to my Christmas dinner 🙂

  2. Claire says:

    yum yum! another marvellous combination.

  3. Nicola Thomas says:

    I don’t think these will last long enough on the cooling rack in my house. lol x

  4. Alexis says:

    These look very festive x

  5. I only have one word to describe them YUM.
    xx Merry Christmas. xxx

  6. Catherine says:

    Christmas day nibbles 🙂 nom! X

  7. Joanne says:

    I love a wee savoury tart, somehow I manage to justify eating all the sweet treats if I homebake something nice and savoury. Crazy logic, but it works for me! 😉 x

  8. Linda says:

    Perfect for Christmas Eve nibbles with some mulled wine 🙂

  9. Nicola Smaller says:

    Sound nice x

  10. caroline says:

    V cute. x

  11. Oh yum! Perfect for whipping out when visitors call round!

  12. Marie says:

    Love the idea of freezing them ahead.

  13. Mairi says:

    Not a combination I would have thought of but it’s great to try new things, pretty sure my husband is going to love these x

  14. Oh my word these recipes are cracking! Thanks Ruth x

  15. Fiona McQueen says:

    wow they look lovely

  16. Aron says:

    These look great. Can you tell me where you got your baking tray with the fluted edges?

  17. Rebecca hurst says:

    Oh these would be great for my Christmas drinks party

  18. Sue says:

    Great tip about letting the pastry circles sit, I’ve always had problems when I’ve stuffed them in straight away. Thanks. X

  19. Another great idea to try – thanks

  20. Natalie says:

    Oouu Yum 🙂 x

  21. Emma Hazlewood says:

    Nice alternative to sausage rolls! Yum x

  22. Vikki Peden says:

    Sound lovely for Christmas tea time

  23. Rebecca Blake says:

    Oooo look scrummy. May well make some for new year party 🙂 Is there anything else I can replace the cranberries with?I cook for a fussy man

  24. Sandy says:

    Mmmm these look so yummy and I am betting they taste divine…

  25. Jodi says:

    Can’t wait to try these out, look very tasty

  26. Brenda Greaves says:

    loving these recipes thanks x

  27. Lynne McEvoy says:

    These look delicious, I shall be adding them to my boxing day lunch menu.

  28. Sharon says:

    must try these so far been to supermarket every day this week ,my hubby is beginning to think there’s something going on!!!!

  29. Kath Dumbleton says:

    They look yummy 🙂

  30. Ceri Jackson says:

    They look beautiful and scrummy!

  31. Rachel Hancock says:

    Lovely 🙂

  32. Sally Campbell says:

    Yum!! These will be appearing on my boxing day buffet table! 🙂

  33. Lesley says:

    Good grief, those look amazing!

  34. Anne Marigold says:

    Delicious! xx

  35. Steven K says:

    Mouth watering!

  36. Helen Huxley says:

    Tasty & fab looking

  37. Lizi says:

    So much baking, so little time! Why does it all have to look amazing?!

  38. Sandra Burns says:

    These look delicious, ideal for Christmas I think.

  39. Diana Tucker says:

    They look lovely!
    (I’m allergic to pork, but I’m sure my mum will make these for the ‘party’ on boxing day. Thank you.

  40. Karen says:

    Much prettier than sausages rolls on a buffet table, just like little jewels shining.

  41. Janet Burns says:

    Will have to try them

  42. Georgina says:


  43. Emma Lodge says:

    Yummy, love savoury tarts. Do you think this would work with brie as a veggie alternative? Not that I’m veggie I just love brie and cranberry!

  44. claire says:

    great for parties

  45. Emma H says:

    Oh, I’m going to make these. Tasty AND good for the bladder 🙂

  46. Trish says:

    These make such a change from the usual buffet food, lovely idea

  47. Alexandra says:

    Yum, look like jewels on top! Can’t wait to try these!

  48. Laura Thomson says:

    Ooh, might do these for a starter for Christmas dinner… Thank you.

  49. Definitely for scoffing!

  50. Dominique Lapointe says:

    Those look delicious!

  51. Tracy Nixon says:

    Great idea for nibbles on Christmas Eve or at New Year – with a glass of wine!

  52. Hannah says:

    They look very pretty & festive.

  53. syma fareed says:

    OOh these are going to be on the appetiser menu for xmas!!

  54. Donna Allgrove says:

    Cool might try these for our christmas party in a couple of weeks. Right, off to the shop to get the ingredients so I can try them out before then. Thanks

  55. Victoria says:

    Love the idea of the whole cranberries!

  56. Susan Cameron says:

    As I’m addicted to cranberries in any form (my pregnancy craving was cranberry jelly and Nutella sandwiches!),these would be perfect.

  57. PaulS says:

    They look great.

  58. Emily B says:

    Just lovely. Perfect snacket to eat while opening pressies.

  59. Emily says:

    ooooh look gorgeous!

  60. Sue Harte says:

    I love your little hints and tips in amongst the recipes.This looks very delicious.

  61. Haha I’m a veggie – so I think I’ll stick to the sweet stuff! 😉 x

  62. Diane says:

    Another genius idea!! I am already making some mini quiches for over Xmas so will definitely have to add these, they look so gorgeous.

  63. Helen says:

    Ooh, yummy. I’m trying to justify these in my mind as Xmas day canapes, but I’m sure we’d just eat too many and ruin our appetite for the turkey!

  64. Christina says:

    Wow looks lovely! will be making those most definitely

  65. Juliet Flower says:

    These look so delicious! Ideal for canapés whilst opening presents.

  66. Penny Hankey says:

    Ooh, yum! I needed an idea for a “do” next week to which I have to take a plate of savouries. Thanks for the recipe.

  67. Caroline Praed says:

    These look wonderful, and so much easier to make than I thought.
    Will save me a fortune in the supermarket, where the equivalent ‘deli’ item is SO expensive!

  68. Hollie says:

    Great recipie

  69. Vicky says:

    Yummy will definitely have to make a note of this recipe!

  70. Rachel Brown says:

    Oh yes, I know exactly when I’m making these for!

  71. stephanie Llewellyn says:

    would love to try these

  72. Lesley G says:

    These look fabulous!! Thank you

  73. Claire Shurrock says:

    These look delicious…and will be perfect appetisers on Christmas day with a glass of bubbly

  74. Rachael G says:

    Nice to see something a bit different – and so pretty!

  75. Charley Foulds says:

    WOW I’ve never seen this recipe before- i will definitely try it out!!!

  76. Loops says:

    As a fan of savoury over sweet, this is one of your creations I’ll be making for myself and not to give awaay as presents! *nom*

  77. tamara says:

    will substitute goats cheese for sausage as veggie option…

  78. Ann Macey says:

    As far as my tastebuds are concerned eating meat and fruit in the same thing is like eating dinner and pudding off the same plate. I like my flavours separate. I’ll take the sausage and bacon in a bun and the cranberry tart for afters – cranberries are fabulous in Brownies too

  79. Jen Snaith says:

    Very nice x x

  80. Susan Crosswaite says:


  81. Donna says:

    So pretty

  82. Jaki King says:

    Need a bigger oven and more time to bake everything!!

  83. Lauren Thomas says:

    They look incredible! We’re all going to have amazing feasts this Christmas!

  84. Jess Bleeze says:

    Lovely 🙂 x

  85. Clare Conlon says:

    yumm!!! Another fab recipe. Thanks Ruth!

  86. Elaine Lynn says:

    Will definitely be making most of your recipes this christmas Ruth xx

  87. Paul says:

    These look great!

  88. Emily Mills says:

    They look lovely. Perfect for xmas buffet.

  89. Belinda says:

    Another must!

  90. Lucy Birks says:

    Great for the boxing day buffet

  91. Maria says:

    Getting hungry

  92. Anna M says:

    Love meat with fruit combination.

  93. Jennifer Hale says:

    They look fantastic – very Christmassy 🙂

  94. Sarah says:

    This has made me very hungry!

  95. Petra Curtis says:

    Thank you for a lovely savoury recipe for my hubby. 🙂

  96. Angharad says:

    They look delicious

  97. liz denial says:

    Hmm might have to try these with vegetarian lincolnshire sausage & quorn meat free style bacon

  98. Lovely idea will be making these xx

  99. Dawne says:


  100. Caroline says:

    Party nibbles!

  101. Janet Powell says:

    these look SO festive!

  102. Mark Whittaker says:

    I might use turkey mince aqs an alternative x

  103. Mel D says:

    Wow these look amazing! These might well be in our Boxing Day buffet (if I can conquer gluten free pastry, and they last that long!). Can I ask where you got your fluted tartlet tray from, Ive not seen one before?

  104. vidhya ramasubramaniam says:

    Definitely going to try making this, this weekend

  105. Laura Birkin says:

    wow they look great! I thought they were sweet tarts at first! x

  106. Polly says:

    They look too good to eat.

  107. Elizabeth Kent says:

    Look forward to trying these out and eating them!

  108. Claudine Kelly says:

    Perfect for new year’s eve party!

  109. Sue Tylcoat says:

    Mmm – with salad for tea on Boxing Day? Yes please!

  110. Mo Silverman says:

    Drool! These look divine!

  111. Susan Bowe says:

    They look delicious

  112. traceyh says:

    having a go at these lovelies for boxing day.
    thanks ruth xx

  113. Alana Walker says:

    Yum, looks tasty.x

  114. Karen Shuttleworth says:

    These look lovely, really christmassy too

  115. Kathryn says:

    Definitely Christmassy looking!

  116. abigail edkins says:

    yummy, these look delicious

  117. Clare F Wood says:

    look so pretty

  118. Lauren says:

    Mmm I’m defo giving these little beauties a go!
    Genius! 🙂 x

  119. Lianne Grantham says:

    Wow. Perfect Christmas day nibbles.

  120. Tricia Morrison says:

    These look delicious – and something a bit different from the usual susage rolls! I’ll give them a go!

  121. Nicola Richardson (@nicolacupcake) says:

    *Adds to Boxing Day Buffet list *

  122. Lisa Fuller says:

    Definitely a scoff off the cooling rack lol

  123. Faith Trebilcock says:

    These look lovely! What a great idea!

  124. Hannah Oneill says:

    These look gooooood!

  125. Laura Bull says:

    Ohhh new Christmas canope I think!

  126. Georgina Gilchrist says:

    They look really Christmasy – perfect for my Christmas buffet! Thanks for another great recipe x

  127. Helen B says:

    Another great recipie! X

  128. Karen Chaudhry says:

    Yum! Thank you

  129. Sarah-Jane Laycock says:

    Mouthwateringly delicious

  130. Jana says:

    They look yummy!

  131. Tracey shepherd says:


  132. Now these look fantastic will be a big hit with mr b – I think we’re the family that will eat them off the rack!!!

  133. Bernice says:

    Mmmm this is a combination I would never have put together but they sound quite nice after reading the recipe. Another treat from the Pink Whisk – yum! x
    I l-o-v-e the glass stand and heart shaped board!!!!!

  134. Heather Walsh says:

    These are a great idea. They look delicious

  135. Elaine Davies says:

    These look amazing x

  136. Amanda scott says:

    Straight from the cooling ack sounds good to me !

  137. Sue Hunt says:

    Anything with bacon goes down well here 🙂

  138. nichola says:

    Might make a tray of these on saturday, what do you think the cranberries would be like with a brie filling for vegies?

    • I think they’d be superb! Would probably blind bake the pastry cases before adding the brie though and then just warm through with the brie and cranberries added (that’s if you wanted to serve them warm ) x

  139. Alison Barker says:

    They look gorgeous

  140. Caroline Scott says:

    Oh, they look wonderful. Do you think it would be acceptable to use cranberry jelly on its own without the fresh cranberries? I’m going to give it a go

  141. JillyMac28 says:

    I’m not wild about cranberries either, nor do I fancy the apple, but I was thinking a small teaspoon of Branston (or similar) and a cooked star of puff pastry or thinly rolled out cheese straw mix, with extra egg wash to make nice and shiny.

  142. Lynne Lee-Diep says:

    My word! They look divine! How you make something look so fabulously “Premium Range” but easy at the same time is amazing! Xx

  143. michelle says:

    Oooh they look lovely – any excuse to have more cranberries at christmas sounds good to me!

  144. mary says:

    they look stunning, will do them for boxing day nibbles

  145. Laura says:

    looks great

  146. Lorraine Johnson says:

    My son would love these

  147. Trish says:

    Ooh, I don’t have a great history with cranberries (ruined many a nice muffin!) but I will certainly try it with the apple combo!

  148. shelley says:

    ooooh yum these look amazing..yet another fab recipe to put my diet on hold for – well it is almost christmas lol

  149. Alexina says:

    What an unusual idea! Nice to have savoury things to bake as well as sweet!

  150. Chloe Hocking says:

    Pastry. Bacon. Sausage. Cranberry.

    Four words. One little tart = HUGE craving these sound so good.

  151. tracy s says:

    Interesting combination for sure..

  152. rosie says:

    Very tasty!

  153. suzette says:

    these look delicious…thanks for the ideas

  154. Dawn Lightwood says:

    They look super delicious! Another mini treat to add to my list to try over Christmas.

  155. Annie says:

    nom,nom,nom,nom 🙂 xx

  156. Karen Evans says:

    Definitely making these, they look so delicious and much easier than sausage rolls!

  157. Sarah says:

    Look delicious. This twelve ‘days of Christmas comp is baffling me’. Unsure of where I have posted comments. Do know that I made your fudge last year and will be making it again this time. It was lovely.

  158. Lauren says:

    Wow – I’ve been busy creating unusual ingredient pairing recipes for the festive season but never thought of this. Delicious!

  159. Jo Boyd says:

    They look lovely – nice change from pigs in blankets!

  160. Karen Kaye says:

    They are so pretty. My mouth is watering

  161. Heather Hodgson says:

    They look yummy!

  162. Priscilla Stubbs says:

    These look delicious and certainly a bit different

  163. Judi Delaney says:

    Spent hours this morning scanning various supermarket aisles for inspiration and being horrified at the prices and ingredients added – these are exactly what I want – you’re a genius!

  164. Clemmie G says:

    Oooh these look fabulous!

  165. Gavin says:

    They sound fantastic.

  166. Glynis Rowntree says:

    These are a definite for my Christmas buffet table. They are bound to be a big hit with all the family.

  167. Juliet says:

    They look scrupmtious

  168. Sue McGrath says:

    Ummmm, as I could sole shoes with my pastry I will just admire these

  169. Zoe Addison says:

    Hubby heaven – all of his fave things in one!

  170. Frances West says:

    They do indeed look completely delicious!!

  171. Richard says:

    More savoury recipes please! These look great.

  172. Sophie C says:

    These look fabulous! I agree with a comment above- perfect for Christmas Eve 🙂 x

  173. Hollie Morgan says:

    These are making me SUPER hungry!!

  174. Judith Tomkinson says:

    At last a savoury Christmas nibble that doesn’t involve mincemeat! Thank you.

  175. Janet says:

    I cannot get enough fresh cranberries. I just love them. Thanks for another great way to use them!

  176. Arabella Bazley says:

    They do look lovely xxx

  177. Monica says:

    beautiful! And so original. Perfect for parties.

  178. Natalie Henderson says:

    They look really tasty and absolutely beautiful!! 🙂

  179. Janet Williams says:

    What a good idea!

  180. Louise says:


  181. Lynne W says:

    OOH so festive definately one for the buffet table

  182. nicola says:

    these look really pretty for a savoury nibble, will have to give them a go!

  183. Dawn says:

    I think my boyfriend would enjoy these on Christmas eve!

  184. emma says:

    they look so pretty! we’ve got friends staying over this weekend for festive cheer, I think I’ll whip some of these up, they’ll be a big hit for sure!

  185. Angela Nicholson says:

    Cranberry and bacon? Strange combination but interesting to see how they taste. Thanks for the comp.

  186. Lizzie York says:

    They look lush!!!

  187. Becky Lewis says:

    Something else to add to my shopping list! I don’t know how I am going to find the time to make all these treats! Ruth, stop spoiling us ! (ps I don’t really mean it)x

  188. Karen Wade says:

    Can’t wait to give these a try – they look wonderful!

  189. kirsty hazlewood says:

    Ooo they look very christmassy 🙂

  190. claire wright says:

    Super, how am I going to find the time to make all of these lovely things ?!?

  191. Deborah Lawe says:

    Those look delish! Ruth, how do you come up with all these idea’s?

  192. Ann says:

    Now that is something different, sounds lovely.

  193. caroline longdon says:


  194. jamila says:

    The fluted tin is amazing! I have to get one.

    What diameter cutter do you use, Ruth? I always feel like mine is too small.

  195. Sue Kershaw says:

    Mmm they look rather yummy!

  196. Vanessa Belcher says:

    I’d eat them straight off the rack 🙂

  197. Clare Wright says:

    Sausage, bacon and cranberry. Sounds a interesting combination!

  198. Lisa Williams says:

    So pretty and delicious looking

  199. Kerrie Taylor says:

    They look yummy!!!!

  200. Claire Carter says:

    Om nom nom nom nom!

  201. Harriet Cannon says:

    My veggie self is going ‘bleurgh’ but my carnivorous family will love these!

  202. Wendy Tolhurst says:

    Can’t see them lasting long enough to go in the freezer in our house!

  203. Lucy Spencer-Watkins says:

    these look yum 🙂

  204. Victoria says:

    Sound yummy, kind of sweet & sour!

  205. Melanie Hughes-Arron says:

    These tartletts look delicious & so colourful!!Thanks for a lovely idea!!!

  206. Donna says:

    Yum yum yum!

  207. Jess Cousins says:

    Very Christmassy pies, must try these 🙂 Thanks

  208. Rhonda says:

    Wow these sound interesting.

  209. Maree says:

    My first order from the pink whisk shoppee has just arrive woooo hoooo away to make the day 1 elves although these tarts look lovely too x

  210. bernie lindop says:

    Really loving the Xmas countdown, these look flabby. Really love the website and carrot cake is my all time fave. Keep up the good work. x

  211. Deborah says:

    This is the best hamper ever!!!!

  212. Janet Dring says:

    Very nice

  213. patsy says:

    these look lovely a nice lighter change from a growler (pork pie)

  214. Elizabeth Lee says:

    Something different to make with cranberries other than the sauce itself, thanks

  215. Sue says:

    They look scrumptious!

  216. Rosie says:

    Perfect boxing day treat!!!

  217. kathy says:

    Can’t wait to try these out on my elderly realtives.

  218. Caroline says:

    Another wonderful idea – thank you.

  219. spleenyone says:

    these are destined for the Boxing day buffet!

  220. Sharon Carleton says:

    I love sausage meat – looking forward to trying this recipe out

  221. Lisa Rowsell says:

    They look really yummy.

  222. Emma says:

    Yum yum!

  223. Tracy Gill says:

    These look truly delicious! I will be baking these for my Christmas Eve party

  224. Sophie Hedley says:

    Ooh they look nice

  225. Gemma Clark says:

    oh they look scrumptious 🙂

  226. Andrew says:

    Never had sausage and bacon with cranberry. Great top about the pastry also.

  227. michelle moloney says:

    i think i may have to try these.

  228. Lindsay says:

    Great idea,it’s so nice to have some different ideas for christmas parties!

  229. Carol Straw says:

    They sound good. Might have to try at some point.

  230. Kelly Dougherty says:

    Another lovely savoury food for my christmas eve buffet to sit next to the pork and apple sausage rolls which you shared with us last year.

  231. Jac Hudson says:

    They are very festive!

  232. Alison Damant says:

    Very pretty savouries!

  233. Sarah Cooke says:

    These look really tasty!!

  234. Sally H says:

    these look absolutely delicious, I am finding catering for veggies more of a challange

  235. Zodius says:

    Vibrant reds on a savoury tart. Just don’t get them mixed up with dessert.

  236. Elizabeth Buttle says:

    Om nom nom nom!

  237. zoe leask says:

    looks soooooooooooooo yummy

  238. Joanna Orr says:

    Loving the look of those!!

  239. Joy says:

    I may make these for New Year’s Eve.

  240. liz wilson says:

    I say scoff from the cooling rack too

  241. Kieran says:

    yum yum

  242. Margie says:

    How Yummyish

  243. Ann Quinn says:

    Very Christmassy

  244. Claire Dando says:

    These are interesting.

  245. Jen Webster says:

    I am going to follow your recommendation by making these ahead and freeze them until needed.
    Would you reheat them from frozen or defrost first? How long for and oven temperature?
    I guess I like to be careful reheating meat products since my poor dad years ago got food poisoning from not re-heating a sausage roll properly!!
    Or should I just let them defrost and eat cold, like a pork pie? Twenty questions, Ruth :0) xxx

  246. lynn lewer says:

    they look yummy

  247. Michelle wilks says:

    Wow not a combo I would have put together, but they sound amazing!!! Definatly going to try them, love all those ingredients, thanks Ruth!!

  248. Sandra Watt says:

    Very tasty they look. Will try them for Christmas nibbles

  249. Kathy Akroyd says:

    I have a great tart tin with 24 mini wells so might do these as little canapes! Fab x

  250. Bev says:

    Fantastic idea…..beautiful colour for the festive table

  251. Sian says:

    These look and sound delicious! *tummy rumbles*

  252. Jasmine says:

    these sound really scrummy!

  253. Louise Laggan says:

    ….and now for something completely different! look fantasfic and great to have in freezer. thank youx

  254. Hannah says:

    Loving the cranberries on top, I have them with all things savoury! X

  255. Sarah Caley says:

    You’ve just solved my issue of what to make/bring as “nibbles” to the WI Christmas party on Monday thanks.

  256. Ruth Garland says:

    How beautiful do these look?! Very eye catching and tempting! x

  257. Marie Belfort says:

    They look so festive. They wouldn’t last long on the buffet table.

  258. tessa says:

    Never would have thought of sausage meat and cranberry; but why not!?

  259. Joan says:

    Ideal to eat on boxing day when all of the family come round

  260. Fiona Dobson says:

    They look yummy Ruth x

  261. Maria says:

    These look good! I have been looking for a tartlet or patty tin for a while. Can’t see one on TPW shop, do you know if you will sell one eventually? Xx

  262. Soraya says:

    These look so tasty, nice one Ruth x

  263. Clare H says:

    they look delicious

  264. Jayne says:

    These look great. Will be good for a buffet along with your cheese and tomato chutney tarts. Can you freeze them too?

  265. Jennifer says:

    Your pastry cases look fab!

  266. Rainie Bish says:

    Sound delicious, will be trying them myself

  267. Rainie Bish says:

    Sounds delicious, will be trying them myself

  268. kerry s says:

    a nice Christmassy nibble 🙂

  269. Sarah Gosling says:

    I’m sure my partner would love these, but I’m not keen on cranberries. very chrismasy tho.

  270. Christine R says:

    My other half would love these!

  271. Annette Hanley says:

    These look really nice a fab alternative to the sausage rolls we usually make at Christmas.

  272. Kareng says:

    Going to make mini ones as canapes!

  273. Aine grant says:

    Santa Claus will be getting a nice treat with these!

  274. Lauren Armstrong says:

    Aw, how fabulous, and super convenient from the freezer!!

  275. Helen Cosby says:

    Another winning Christmas recipe. Yum!

  276. Sian summers says:

    I like the idea of something savoury to bake. Everyone in the family but me is a savoury junkie. This should keep them happy.

  277. cathy says:

    Now i know what to do with the cranberries that have arrived in my veggie box yum

  278. kathleen hooper says:

    i wouldn’t have thought of this combination, but will try it now

  279. Maggi fletcher says:

    Look amazing. Great addition to Xmas eve buffet table.
    Thank you Ruth x

  280. Hannah P says:

    Ooooh, they’d be great for fun party food

  281. Tashi Harding says:

    They look great 🙂

  282. Tracey says:

    There look great

  283. Kelsey Harkness-Jones says:

    Can’t wait to bake (and of course eat) these at my Boxing Day Buffet! They look delicious! Xxx

  284. Rebecca says:

    Sounds like a very tasty recipe and a simply beautiful cake stand in the hamper today,

  285. Barbara says:


  286. Mel Briscoe says:

    These look really nice.

  287. Tammy says:

    Wow the cranberries are like little jewels

  288. Alison Barbour says:

    These look delicious

  289. Karrie says:

    Now these look like a fab Christmas supper alternative to sausage rolls. My family are already joking about what ‘weird’ recipes I will find for Christmas Day and while these are NOT weird, they are different enough to be on my baking list!

  290. Julie Shaw says:

    Certainly look delicious!

  291. Molly says:

    Great idea. Sadly I’m vegetarian so I can’t eat them but they’d be a great party table addition.

  292. dirtgirl says:

    These look delicious. I will have to use frozen cranberries that I stock up with each christmas as we don’t get fresh cranberries here, probably the reason my cranberry shrub has never given forth any fruit!

  293. Kerrie Heath says:

    The red berries look so Christmassy. My mouth is watering at the thought.

  294. S Hall says:

    These tarts look scrummy and not a combination I would have thought to do – so am looking forward to giving them a try!!!

  295. Leanne Tory says:

    very festive. Might give them a try 🙂

  296. Ant says:

    Nice, another to try

  297. Kirsty Cluett says:

    Yummy!! Xx

  298. Mark Palmer says:

    Look delicious

  299. Judy says:

    I will make these to freeze at the weekend,innovative recipe for a buffet, thank you.

  300. Judith says:

    Good idea

  301. Polly says:

    Thank you for the top tips on how to get the pastry neatly into the tins. Another tempting recipe too.

  302. Anna Aird says:

    Great idea!

  303. Jo Kelly says:

    Ooooh, this is interesting!! They look more like sweet cakes. Very nice indeed x

  304. Tracey says:

    I’m gonna give them a try but pastry always goes horribly wrong for me! X

  305. Eleanor says:

    Thse look fab, as do the latest prizes! I’ve just made honeycomb from your recipe for ice cream by the way and it’s the first time I’ve made honeycomb that hasn’t tasted burnt, thank you!

  306. Linda thompson says:

    These look very tasty and something different to do with cranberries.

  307. Andree says:

    They’ll never make it to the freezer – def scoff straight from the cooling rack, if allowed to cool!!

  308. Lynetta says:

    sadly I have an allergy with cranberries. but loving the recipe all the same. thanks for posting. Lynetta

  309. Christa says:

    Brilliant party food and the recipe doesn’t look too complicated either! I’m currently building up my bakeware collection, so tempted to add a fluted tart tin to it now!

  310. Donna says:

    Fab – think I’ll test these out this weekend!

  311. Mary-Ellen says:

    These look so yummy. Wonder if you also have a recipe for cranberry chutney? Will do a search to see.

  312. Nikki L says:

    Yum, these look delicious and very different!

  313. Emma says:

    Something for my hubby, he doesn’t have much of a sweet tooth

  314. Mrs P says:

    I love the way the cranberries look like jewels on the top. Very festive.

  315. Mrs P says:

    I love the way the cranberries look like jewels. Very festive!

  316. Diane says:

    Wonderful idea once again Ruth !

  317. Geegee says:

    Will make great canapés. Great combination.

  318. david says:

    now these look just the ticket for a christmas buffet

  319. Robert Macolive says:

    Another original recipe, yummmm

  320. Vanessa Cox says:

    That could become a favourite snack in my house 🙂

  321. Wendy Devlin says:

    These look so yummy. I have been wanting a savoury dish to make for my christmas get together with the girls next week… and I have some cranberries in the fridge too!! OOh I think this has to be the one!!

  322. Cheryl says:

    Scrummy, what a great idea, just think Ruth how many Xmas get togethers these will be featuring at now, we’ll all be making them!!! Thanks for the recipe x

  323. Gerald Ludlow says:

    they look tasty

  324. Grainne Redmond says:

    This is a bit like the Two Ronnies Mastermind sketch where they answer the question before last. Was so excited about the hamper yesterday that I couldn’t comment about the beautiful cookie kit jars – I am DEFINITELY making those and giving them as presents – thank you so much for such a delightful idea and for such professional execution. I hope I can live up to it.

  325. Eimear Dunne says:

    These look really nice!!!!

  326. Fluted baking tins? Where can I get one?
    And then fluted baking tins made even more awesome by baking sausage, bacon and cranberry tarts – yum!

  327. Caroline says:


  328. elizabeth ferguson says:


  329. Victoria Stimpson says:

    Ruth these look so delicious! I have to make them for my Christmas Eve Eve party though I’m not sure they will still be around when the guests arrive!

  330. joanne says:

    yum yum !!!!

  331. Suzy C says:

    My husband hates cranberries so more for me! Result!!

  332. Jennie says:

    ooh they look lovely but I’m a vegetarian so I might have to think of something else to put in the bottom xx

  333. Lynne Donnelly says:

    These would be lovely to leave out for santa instead of cookies for a change.

  334. k dunn says:

    they look so christmassy

  335. Jim Milligan says:

    Nice idea!

  336. Louise Turner says:

    Definately be making these for the Christmas ‘buffet’ at work – everyone else brings in sweet cakes so these will be a lovely surprise for everyone.

  337. Hannah says:

    Ooo, these look good! They’d go down nicely as boxing day snacks.

  338. Alison McGowan says:

    These look scrummy, will definitely have a go at these =P~

  339. Jane says:

    Looks yummy…another recipe to try=}

  340. andrea says:

    Just love cranberries yum

  341. Hilary Robinson says:

    Very festive!

  342. Liz Warner says:

    Hmmmm…..not sure about these….

  343. sram says:

    Okay this looks good…

  344. Jules H says:

    Just LOVE the look of these! I’ll print off the recipe and use at my MIL’s over Christmas. Fabulous idea, again, Ruth!

  345. Hannah says:

    A perfect Christmas mini bite!

  346. Jo Whitworth says:

    They look gorgeous!! Thank you Ruth x

  347. Julie Gibson says:

    Not a big fan of the old fruit/savoury combo but they do look good. Might try them with a spicy tomato relish 🙂

  348. Sophie says:

    These look even tastier than the sweet treats 😉 x

  349. Wendy says:

    Wow – these look amazing…definitely going to try these!!

  350. Jannette says:

    They look great; might try nut roast ingredients instead of the sausage and bacon for a veggie version.

  351. Georgia Davey says:

    Not the best thing to be looking at at the end of a fast day – sooooooo hungry and now have a watering mouth to add to it.

  352. Katherine says:

    Loving these Christmas posts – I am vegetarian, but I’m sure I could do something to vege-fy these – perhaps some sort of mushroom filling, with dried porcini? Scrummy!

  353. Lynne Hodgkins says:

    A lovely idea for a savoury festive pie, definately on the menu for Christmas Eve or Boxing Day

  354. Lisa Cann says:

    Funny never saw the cranberry thing (apart from a condiment with turkey) as savoury

  355. Loretta Cerioli says:

    A delicious savoury twist on a festive favourite.

  356. Nicola Malee says:

    You’re making me hungry!!

  357. Lindsey says:

    Definitely one to try. Just look soooo delicious

  358. Beth says:

    Ooh small bitesize tarts are one of the best things about Christmas… because you can munch away and not feel too guilty 😉

  359. Deborah Nesbitt says:

    I’m not sure they would ever get as far as the freezer. They look delish.

  360. Alex Newberry says:

    We have our annual ‘Doggie Walkers’ Do’ coming up, these would be great as my food contribution. Will make some without the cranberries for the dogs as well.

  361. christine potter says:

    Just what christmas has been waiting for

  362. Alice Hassett says:

    nice nibbles for a party 🙂

  363. These look absolutely fabulous and would make great canapes – will bookmark these for next time I am entertaining

  364. Wonder if these will beat last years pork pie with cranberry jelly… They were A-mazing! And v popular when I took them into work, I even made a large 6inch one for a party.

  365. Jen Turner says:

    I would never convince my lot to eat sausages and cranberries together

  366. Becky Heath says:

    These look lovely for Christmas eve. But can the cranberrys be replaced with another fruit as hubby a fussy eater? X

  367. Hayley scales says:

    Hi Ruth, would these work with your tomato chutney instead of cranberries??

  368. Abi says:

    Little mouthfuls of perfection! x

  369. Sam Jenkins says:

    These look beautiful and I’m sure taste even more beautiful. I love cranberries and definitely a change from the humble sausage roll having the sausage meat in a tart instead!

  370. Katee says:

    I am a firm believer that bacon makes most things taste better. Love the idea of this flavour combination!

  371. Corinna Mazzotta says:

    Ooh these look really pretty & so great they can be made ahead of time. Thanks for aother fab idea Ruth!

  372. Stephanie Carr says:

    I think these look amazing for Christmas Day Tea. I wonder if I can do them on the 23rd?

  373. Laura Waring says:

    Happy xmas!

  374. Sarah says:

    Fantastic I will be (Scoffing) making lots of these for (me) my visitors over the Christmas Holidays.

  375. Sandi says:

    Great alternative to stuffing balls!

  376. Carla hyland says:

    Very yummy cant wait to try these x

  377. Leila Pilkington says:

    These look fab

  378. Donna Owen says:

    Perfect for an evening of xmas entertainment!

  379. Raelene Jones says:

    These would not get to the plate off the cooling rack. They look so pretty.

  380. Allie Taylor says:

    Yum :):):):):):)

  381. Slowlygoingmadukmum says:

    Ideal for a festive buffet. Love cranberrys deff going to try this.

  382. diane hibble says:

    I could just eat one of these right now 🙂

  383. Adam says:

    Cranberries Ok cooked Never seen the point of them as a sauce

  384. rachel says:

    these look delicious

  385. Kirsty Domakin says:

    Inspiring recipe, as always xx

  386. Sara Harrison says:

    that’s an unusual flavour combo, but ready to try them

  387. fiona taylor says:

    getting better and better.

  388. Michelle says:

    I’m going to try these with caramelised onion instead of cranberry for Xmas eve pickins x

  389. Stella Bailey says:

    These look good

  390. Fran says:

    Savoury bits for xmas – delicious!

  391. Zoe Higgins says:

    Definitely be doing these

  392. Helen says:

    These look really festive!

  393. Julie says:

    These look delicious!

  394. Amy says:

    These look really yummy! It’s a shame my Grandma doesn’t eat cranberries! She loves little nib early food!
    Amy x

  395. Helen Rushby says:

    These must count towards at least one of your 5 a day!

  396. Karen Mottram says:

    Ruth, these look amazing and even better, they can be frozen…..awesome for Christmas tea.

  397. sheila daniell says:

    these sound great will try these at xmas

  398. Angela Cairns says:

    It must be party time!

  399. natasha clark says:

    These are the next on my list as soon as nanny takes my son for a few hours so i can bake without him wrapped around my legs. ha ha . X

  400. Jill Ridley says:

    Mmmmmm these look delicious, we have a local butcher who sells amazing sausagemeat so can’t wait to give these a try 🙂

  401. Louise Brown says:

    These sound delicious

  402. Linda Illingworth says:

    yet another neat tip! i never thought of covering them with parchment to prevent drying out. i needed a receipe for my cranberry jelly as my daughter opened it some months ago trying to put it on toast! (she’s 19- no common sense) and i think i’d better cook with it – its safer!

  403. Sez says:

    unusual…good talking point

  404. Faye says:

    Oh my goodness, my Wiganer fiance would love these posh little pastries x

  405. Gillian Greathead says:

    Savoury isn’t normally my thing but these look delicious x

  406. Florence Stringer says:

    Wow! Great use of christmas ingredients, great size aswell

  407. Carrol West says:

    Love these.. Although mine didnt make the freezer… oops

  408. Carrol West says:

    Very nice… although mine didnt make the freezer!!!! oops

  409. Kate Cook says:

    at last, some savoury scrumptiousness…

  410. Zara Royle says:

    Oh yum! What a delicious combo!

  411. Aly Makin says:

    Mmm they sound good!

  412. Helen Milligan says:

    Will you be doing diet tips in the new year??

  413. Helen Oliver says:

    Love the tip about the greaseproof to keep them moist. I always love the look of the cranberry topped pork pies at Christmas, but never keen on cold pork pie centre – these will do just the job ! Like the idea of them for Christmas canapes

  414. Clare adkins says:

    Great recipie

  415. justine meyer says:


  416. caroline says:

    These look too good to eat! x x

  417. Claire Humphreys says:

    What a fantastic idea – I love anything with Cranberry! x

  418. Julie Mitchell says:

    Stunning! Just the thing for my boxing day buffet 🙂

  419. Joanna says:

    yet another great addition to your christmas recipes. thanks.

  420. Gemma Lizemore says:

    Yum, Yum, Yum x

  421. Lucy says:

    Yummy stuff

  422. Tania says:

    These will be a great change to boring sausage rolls!

  423. mel h says:

    Not something I would usually try but think hubby would love them! x

  424. These are very exciting and look beautiful – you have such great ideas!

  425. Jill says:

    They look so pretty, they would be great for a party. Would veggie bacon work?

  426. Dawn Hornsey says:

    These tarts are great. If course I’ll have to do a batch without the cranberries for the kids but reckon the whole family will like these, except my vegetarian sister in law!!!

  427. Cenders says:

    Love these…going to make for our office party…..Thanks!

  428. Natty says:

    Mmm these look lovely

  429. Sarah Roy says:

    A must for Christmas day (and a few extra for Boxing Day!)

  430. Sarah Roy says:

    and maybe the day after too!

  431. Niamh Lewis says:

    Look so nice – I worry I’d eat far too many!

  432. Sarah Knapton says:

    Ooh being able to freeze these sounds like a great idea!

  433. Heather Orford says:

    This recipe i will definitely be using

  434. Katie says:

    These look fab, i bet they would be good topped with caramelized onions too.

  435. Julia says:

    Ideal for the Christmas buffet.

  436. Sausage, Cranberry & bacon wrapped up in one little tart. Yup I’m convinced 😀

  437. Sue Slade says:

    Fantastic Ruth – so many ideas! x

  438. Sue Slade says:

    Look so good, and bet they taste delicious! x

  439. Sue Slade says:

    Beautiful and festive. x

  440. maggie pearson says:

    would never have been brave enough for this!!

  441. Jayne says:

    Definitely going to make these for Christmas

  442. Jayne says:

    Over weekend used your nutella recipe to great raves from the family – thanks

  443. Amanda Whitmarsh says:

    Scummy! Anything with pastry is a winner with me! x

  444. Sabrina Smith says:

    These look stylish and scrummy. I would definitely be impressed if these were served at a Xmas party.

  445. Rachel F says:

    A little savory gem of a recipe, thank you Ruth.xx

  446. Lisa Armes says:

    What a delicious looking treat for Christmas Night when watching TV or playing Wii games!

  447. Debbie Morris says:

    Love these!

  448. Sam Maher says:

    We always have leftover cranberries from the sauce! What a genius idea.

  449. Aidrienne Branagan says:

    Another different combination I would never have thought of.

  450. sue p says:

    Delicious x

  451. Jenny says:

    might tempt my boys to try berries

  452. Chris Harrison says:

    glassware envy

  453. Elspeth Woods says:

    Such a clever idea. Mmmmm, I’m hungry again!

  454. Claire says:

    These sound yummy

  455. Fay Chapman says:

    These look very festive.

  456. Claire says:

    Yum! These are going on my list to make for Boxing Day!

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