Dessert Tart Recipes

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Rustic Fall Fruit Tart

Rating: 4.3 stars
This rustic tart is full of apples, fresh cranberries, walnuts, and spices, and is baked in a cream cheese pastry.

Award-Winning Maple-Nut-Toffee Tart

This award-winning tart has a rich nut filling flavored with maple in a buttery crust. It is topped off with a lovely chocolate drizzle.

Portuguese Custard Tarts - Pasteis de Nata

Rating: 4.41 stars
These are delicious Portuguese Custard Tarts.

Lemon Macaroon Tartlets

Rating: 4.2 stars
This has always been an often-requested recipe for its looks, taste, and no-plate finger food option. Enjoy!

Traditional Bakewell Tart

Rating: 4.31 stars
A Bakewell tart is a traditional English baked dessert tart. It consists of a shortcrust pastry shell, spread with jam under a layer of frangipane, which is a sponge cake-like filling enriched with ground almonds.

Mom's Butter Tarts

Rating: 4.59 stars
My mom used to make these a lot when I was a child. These were so good that there was nothing like them. I could never eat enough of these, and you will see that when you make these syrupy tarts.

Jam Tarts

Rating: 4.8 stars
These are so simple to make that my 3-year-old daughter did most of the work. Make sure not to roll the pastry too thin, and don't put too much jam in.

South African Melktert (Milk Tart)

Rating: 4.06 stars
My 'ouma' South African grandmother's legendary milk tart. It is lip-smacking. The recipe is a real winner. It is a traditional South African tart that is very easy to prepare.

Sweet and Simple Lemon Tart

Rating: 4.49 stars
'A taste you'll never forget.'

Strawberry Tarts

Rating: 4.52 stars
One woman I worked with loved these tarts and would bring some in to work with her. They were so good. These are extra-delicious when topped with whipped cream.

Hasselback Pear Tart

Rating: 4.86 stars
Using the Hasselback method on pears makes them even easier to arrange in this delicious fall tart.

The Best Lemon Tart Ever

Rating: 4.43 stars
Very lemony-flavored with a shortbread crust; to die for! You can make smaller slices and tart can yield 16. Very decadent!

Inspiration and Ideas

Maple-Pear Tarte Tatin

"A hit! The caramel turned to a toffee consistency in the oven. After some resting time, the toffee melted with the pear juice—delicious!" – pato

Blood Orange Tart

This gorgeous citrus tart is made with a shortbread crust and fresh orange curd.

Pecan Tarts

Rating: 4.71 stars

Individual tarts make an elegant dessert presentation.