Easy, Elegant Tarts, Tartlets & Tassies
Whether you choose a recipe with fruit, chocolate, or nuts, these delightful desserts are as amazing to look at as they are to eat.
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Key Lime Tart
Celebrate sunny weather with this ultra-fresh dessert that gets its sweet-tart inspiration from lime juice, lime zest, and sweetened condensed milk. Serve with a spoonful of sweetened whipped cream.
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Honey Pistachio Tart
Toasted pistachio nuts, dried fruit, and honey create a beautifully sweet filling to go inside a tender egg pastry. Sprinkle a bit of sugar over the lattice top before baking to add sparkle.
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Bittersweet Chocolate-Caramel Tart
Layers of homemade caramel filling and bittersweet chocolate ganache top a chocolate shortbread crust to create this stunning dessert. Sprinkle a little sea salt on top of the ganache for an irresistible salt-sweet taste sensation.
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Key Lime Tartlets
These tartlets get their citrusy twist from a double dose of lime -- juice as well as finely shredded lime peel. A dollop of whipped cream adds a sweet contrast.
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Lemon Curd Tassies
Make these elegant miniatures by spooning mouthwatering homemade lemon curd into prebaked pastry cups.
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Top this luscious tart with easy-to-make oven-candied lemon slices. A shot of vanilla adds subtle flavor to the lemony filling.
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Get all the goodness of a caramel apple in one or two bites with this buttery blend of apple chunks, toffee pieces, and brown sugar. Serve them with a scoop of cinnamon ice cream.
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Make the buttery crust for this mouthwatering tart with crushed pecan shortbread cookies; it's quick and easy. Drizzle the baked tart with caramel topping before serving.
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Strawberry Cheesecake Tartlets
This fuss-free filling starts with cheesecake-flavor instant pudding and pie filling mix. A spoonful of strawberry preserves adds big flavor to this tiny dessert.
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Give this richly flavored tart a fancy pastry-shop look by adding a lattice-top crust and a sprinkling of sliced almonds.
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Yummy candy-bar chunks provide the flavor punch for these diminutive desserts baked in small pastry shells.
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Ganache-Glazed Peanut Butter Tart
Chocolate lovers will adore this sophisticated combination of silky chocolate and peanut butter nestled in a buttery cookie-crumb crust.
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Double-Almond and Raspberry Blossoms
This bite-size dessert gets its name from the ground almonds stirred into the tender crust and the smooth, tart filling.
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Banana-Pecan Caramel Tart
If you love bananas Foster, you'll love this creamy combination of bananas and pecans topped with caramel ice cream topping.
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Country-Style Gingerbread-Pear Tarts
An irresistible pairing of classic flavors -- gingerbread and pears -- highlights this rustic tart topped with sliced almonds.
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Lemon-Blackberry Mini Tarts
Top the assembled tarts with a spoonful of fresh blackberries and a shiny glaze made from blackberry spreadable fruit and lemon juice. Garnish with fresh mint for a pop of color.
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Apple and Browned Butter Tart
Lightly caramelized Honeycrisp apples make a stunning topper for this creamy custard pie.
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Tiny Raspberry Cheesecake Tarts
A luscious cream cheese filling spiked with raspberry liqueur fills store-bought pastry shells lined with melted chocolate.
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Apple Tart with Cheddar Cheese Crust
Apple pie topped with a wedge of cheddar cheese is a traditional favorite. Here we've added shredded cheddar cheese to the crust and crumbly topping instead.
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They'll never guess you made this elegant layered dessert a little healthier by using fat-free cream cheese and milk.
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Fill cocoa-flavored dough with a sweet, creamy mixture of chocolate, raspberry jam, and coconut. If you like, sprinkle the tartlets with powdered sugar after they've completely cooled.
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Create this vibrant red filling from fresh cranberries with a splash of dry red wine for flavor.
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Plum-Berry Whole Wheat Tarts
Fold hearty whole wheat pastry over the plum-berry filling to create a beautifully rustic tart. Adorn the top with a sprinkle of goat cheese and a drizzle of honey.
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Apricot Cheesecake Tassies
Chocolate-lined phyllo shells cradle a brandy-laced cream cheese filling in these magnificent two-bite treats.
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Orchard Pear Tart
Make this spectacular dessert by surrounding fanned-out pears (we'll teach you the technique) with creamy custard before baking. Give the baked tart its glossy finish by brushing with melted apricot preserves.
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Fresh Fruit and Cream Tarts
Sinfully rich cream chilled in a pastry shell is topped with colorful fruit to create this refreshing dessert. The tarts can be assembled and refrigerated up to four hours before serving.
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Browned Butter Toffee Tartlets
Flaky layers of phyllo dough cup a sweet browned-butter filling topped with crumbles of a chocolate-covered toffee bar.
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Chocolate-Crusted Chocolate Tarts
Chocolate wafers and ground hazelnuts make a delicious pastry crust for a creamy chocolate filling. Coarsely chopped hazelnuts are a pretty garnish.
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Marzipan Tart with Fruit Tumble
Top this creamy custard tart with glistening berries and summer fruits tossed with honey and orange juice.
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Grape Mini Pies
Make the festive filling from either red or green grapes with a splash of port wine for added flavor. Top each tart with a pastry scrap cut into the shape of a leaf.
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Tropical Dream Tassies
Top these luscious lime-flavor tassies with whipped cream and toasted coconut for a tropical treat.
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Combine pecans, chocolate pieces, and butterscotch pieces with creamy butterscotch sauce to create this rich, gooey dessert. Serve the tart with extra butterscotch sauce, whipped cream, and chocolate curls.
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Fudge Brownie Tartlets
For a decadent double dose of chocolate, top these rich tartlets with Chocolate Butter Frosting. Serve with espresso for a sweet break or to end a special meal.
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