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
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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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Lemon-Vanilla Tart

    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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Apple-Toffee Tartlets

    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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Apple-Pear Tart

    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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Cherry-Almond Tart

    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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Snickering Tartlets

    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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Raisin-Pumpkin Tart

    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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Choco-Berry Tartlets

    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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Cranberry Tarts

    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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Pecan-Cranberry Tart

    This pretty tart combines the sticky goodness of pecan pie with the sweet-tart zip of cranberries. Serve it with ice cream or vanilla frozen yogurt.

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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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Butterscotch-Pecan Tart

    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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