Our Best Tart Recipes
Don't miss out on these sinfully scrumptious tart recipes—filled with an assortment of plump fruit, creamy custards, and tangy citrus. Consider yourself lucky if you have any leftovers!
You can make and freeze crust ahead of time; thaw in your refrigerator overnight before preparing the filling.
Recipe: Chocolate-Pecan Mousse Tart
A drizzle of honey gives these 15-minute tarts the look of fine pâtisserie.
Recipe: Nectarine Tarts with Honey
Forget the fruit. This one's for chocolate lovers! The rich chocolate center is encased in a delicious homemade chocolate shell.
- Recipe: Fudge Truffle-Pecan Tart
The bourbon-soaked fruits and bold flavors in this rustic pie make it an adults-only dessert. Splurge for a premium brandy or bourbon—it’s worth it.
- Recipe: Tipsy Spiced Fruit Tart with Buttermilk Whipped Cream
- Step-by-Step: How To Make a Fabulous Fruit Tart
This tart recipe is about as easy as they come. Refrigerated piecrusts make assembly a snap, and honey-glazed apricots make for a tasty and impressive finish.
- Recipe: Nectarine Tart
This orange and lemon tart combines the bright citrus flavor of lemon and orange in a crisp gingersnap crust. You can make the orange and lemon tart up to 1 month ahead, so it’s perfect for a party. Just omit the whipped cream and garnish, and chill as directed. Remove the metal rim of the tart pan; cover with plastic wrap, and freeze in a zip-top plastic freezer bag. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator, and add the whipped cream and garnish up to 4 hours before serving.
- Recipe: Double Citrus Tart
Vanilla wafer crumbs and almonds add flavor and texture to this raspberry and pear tart.
- Recipe: Raspberry-Almond Pear Tart
Topping our tart are Florida-grown Ruby Red grapefruit and navel oranges and the brightest red grapefruit you can buy—the Rio Star from Texas. You can make the dessert in either a rectangular or round tart pan.
- Recipe: Elegant Citrus Tart
Slow-cooked sweetened apples combine with a shortbread base for an irresistible buttery tart. For a special adult treat, serve with a scoop of vanilla-bean ice cream drizzled with premium bourbon and sprinkled with fresh coffee grounds.
- Recipe: Upside-Down Apple Tart
Vanilla wafers make a simple crumb crust for the lemon-almond custard filling of these refreshing tarts. Sweet, fresh raspberries top the custard and complete the flavor combination.
- Recipe: Lemon-Almond Tarts
A flaky homemade crust, silky-smooth custard, and fresh strawberries make for a refreshing dessert.
- Recipe: Strawberry Tart
Surprisingly easy to make, our Caramel-Pecan Tart pairs the cookie-like crispness of shortbread with a buttery-rich brown sugar-and-honey topping.
- Recipe: Caramel-Pecan Tart
Mounds of creamy lemon filling will delight all who taste this tart. The filling is a luscious mixture of white chocolate, cream cheese, lemon curd, and whipped cream. Plus, refrigerated piecrust makes for a super-easy tart shell. Drizzle Raspberry Sauce over the top, if you like.
- Recipe: Lemon Mousse Tart
Reminiscent of Key lime pie, this creamy citrus filling complements its nutty macadamia nut-graham cracker crust. Garnish with toasted macadamia nuts, lime slices, and whipped cream.
- Recipe: Lime-and-Macadamia Nut Tart
Tart yet sweet grapefruit create a colorful dessert. You’ll love how it showcases the citrus flavors atop homemade custard and a shortbread crumb crust.
- Recipe: Grapefruit Tart
You won't even need a tart pan for this double-fruit dessert. Simply fold the crust around the peaches and nectarines before baking.
- Recipe: Peach-Nectarine Tart
These party-perfect bite-size treats are easy to put together with frozen pastry shells and a four-ingredient cream filling. Mix and match flavors using lemon, orange, and strawberry curds. Garnish with fresh mint leaves.
- Recipe: Creamy Citrus Tartlets
- Recipe: Muscadine Pudding Tarts
A sweet and gooey concoction of brown sugar fills this delicious tart. Almonds, pecans, and walnuts add great texture, while dried apricots add even more flavor.
- Recipe: Apricot-Nut Tart
- Recipe: Rich Chocolate Tart
Reader and recipe developer Kelly Sterling dreamed up this tangy-sweet recipe. "I like to use fresh organic fruit for optimal sweetness," she says. "You can use plums, peaches, or nectarines."
- Recipe: Plum Shortbread Tart