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.
Key Lime Tart
Honey Pistachio 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.
Bittersweet Chocolate-Caramel 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.
Key Lime Tartlets
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.
Lemon Curd Tassies
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.
Make these elegant miniatures by spooning mouthwatering homemade lemon curd into prebaked pastry cups.
Top this luscious tart with easy-to-make oven-candied lemon slices. A shot of vanilla adds subtle flavor to the lemony filling.
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.
Strawberry Cheesecake Tartlets
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.
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.
Give this richly flavored tart a fancy pastry-shop look by adding a lattice-top crust and a sprinkling of sliced almonds.
Ganache-Glazed Peanut Butter Tart
Yummy candy-bar chunks provide the flavor punch for these diminutive desserts baked in small pastry shells.
Double-Almond and Raspberry Blossoms
Chocolate lovers will adore this sophisticated combination of silky chocolate and peanut butter nestled in a buttery cookie-crumb crust.
Banana-Pecan Caramel Tart
This bite-size dessert gets its name from the ground almonds stirred into the tender crust and the smooth, tart filling.
Country-Style Gingerbread-Pear Tarts
If you love bananas Foster, you'll love this creamy combination of bananas and pecans topped with caramel ice cream topping.
Lemon-Blackberry Mini Tarts
An irresistible pairing of classic flavors -- gingerbread and pears -- highlights this rustic tart topped with sliced almonds.
Apple and Browned Butter Tart
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.
Apple Tart with Cheddar Cheese Crust
Lightly caramelized Honeycrisp apples make a stunning topper for this creamy custard pie.
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.
They'll never guess you made this elegant layered dessert a little healthier by using fat-free cream cheese and milk.
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.
Plum-Berry Whole Wheat Tarts
Create this vibrant red filling from fresh cranberries with a splash of dry red wine for flavor.
Apricot Cheesecake Tassies
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.
Orchard Pear Tart
Chocolate-lined phyllo shells cradle a brandy-laced cream cheese filling in these magnificent two-bite treats.
Fresh Fruit and Cream Tarts
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.
Browned Butter Toffee Tartlets
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.
Flaky layers of phyllo dough cup a sweet browned-butter filling topped with crumbles of a chocolate-covered toffee bar.
Chocolate-Crusted Chocolate Tarts
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.
Marzipan Tart with Fruit Tumble
Chocolate wafers and ground hazelnuts make a delicious pastry crust for a creamy chocolate filling. Coarsely chopped hazelnuts are a pretty garnish.
Grape Mini Pies
Top this creamy custard tart with glistening berries and summer fruits tossed with honey and orange juice.
Tropical Dream Tassies
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.
Top these luscious lime-flavor tassies with whipped cream and toasted coconut for a tropical treat.
Fudge Brownie Tartlets
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.
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.