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: 4.83 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: 4.02 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.

Zwetschekuchen (German Plum Tart)

Rating: 4.3 stars
This is the plum cake or tart that my Grossmutter made. It is delicious, and any fruit can be substituted for the plums. Therefore it is a seasonally great! It's a Southern German dessert from the Zweibrucken area. My daughter requested this for her 'birthday cake' when she turned 7; it was a hit at her party! Top with whipped cream. My personal favorite version is to alternate plum and nectarine slices.

Sweet and Simple Lemon Tart

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

Pumpkin Tarts

Rating: 4.77 stars
Recently, I was asked to bake for a wedding and asked if I could make this dessert. I was so excited when I realized this was a recipe I had been looking for, but had never found. I was thrilled at how awesome they tasted when you bite into them. How could they not taste good with all that cream cheese? When my friend came to pick up the tarts, she ate 4 before she ever left my house.

Individual Honeycrisp Apple Tarts

With just a few ingredients and no special equipment other than a potato peeler, someone who's never baked before can create this beautiful dessert that looks like it came from a professional pastry shop. These individual tarts have a buttery, crispy pastry with a massive amount of apple flavor and they're sweetened just enough with a touch of sugar and cinnamon. Brush the tops with simple syrup or melted apricot jam and serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream, if desired.

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: 4.72 stars

Individual tarts make an elegant dessert presentation.