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Cranberry Cointreau Stars


  • Delicious recipe Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Delicious recipe Cook time: 10 minutes
  • Delicious recipe Servings: 16-18 servings



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16-18 servings

170 grams Ocean Spray® Craisins® dried cranberries

1/2 cup Cointreau liqueur, plus 2 extra tablespoons

2 sheets frozen short crust pastry (25cm x 25cm)

2 tablespoons butter, melted

3 tablespoons sugar

250 grams mascarpone cheese

Mint leaves to garnish.


Preheat oven to 220°C.

In a microwave safe bowl combine Craisins® and 1/2 cup of Cointreau. Microwave for 1 minute on high and let cool. Meanwhile, cut pastry sheets into 8 - 10cm stars and place on a non-stick lightly greased baking tray.

Brush with melted butter and sprinkle each with sugar. Bake for 7-10 minutes, or until stars are golden brown. Remove from tray and let cool. Continue until all stars are baked. Combine mascarpone with 2 tablespoons of Cointreau and dollop a heaped teaspoon on each star leaving a well in the centre. Place a tablespoon of soaked Craisins® on each star and sprinkle with mint leaves.