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Orange Mascarpone Tart with Spiced Cranberry Topping

This recipe can use any one of the following Something Special products:
Gourmet Red Chili  •  Red Chili Pepper Spread
Graham cracker crumb base layered with Mascarpone infused with orange zest and topped with cranberry compote spiced with Something Special Red Chili Dip, allspice and cinnamon.

3 tablespoons Gourmet Red Chili
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
2 tablespoons orange juice
1/2 teaspoon each ground allspice and cinnamon
12 oz. (375g) fresh or thawed, frozen cranberries

1 1/2 cups ground graham crackers, (9 crackers)
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
4 tablespoons butter, melted

1 lb (500g) mascarpone (about 2 cups)
1/4 cup icing sugar
1 tablespoon grated orange zest
1 teaspoon fresh orange juice
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

In a medium saucepan, mix together all topping ingredients except cranberries. Add cranberries to saucepan and cook, stirring, over medium heat until berries pop and release their juices. Transfer to a bowl. Cool completely and refrigerate up to 1 day ahead.

In a medium bowl, combine crumbs and sugar; add butter and blend well. Press mixture into the bottom and sides of an un-greased 9-inch (23cm) tart pan. Bake at 375ºF (190º C) for 8-10 minutes, until crust is lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack before filling.

Combine all filling ingredients in a medium bowl and stir to blend well. Pour filling into cooled crust, spread out to edges and refrigerate 3 hours until set, up to 1 day ahead.

Remove sides of tart pan and transfer chilled tart to cake plate. Slice tart, spoon topping over slices and serve. Makes one 9-inch (23cm) tart.