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!
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 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
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
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
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
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