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25 Best Christmas Tart Recipes (+ Holiday Desserts)

With these Christmas tart recipes on the table, your holidays are sure to be full of glee.

They’re sweet, simple, merry, and bright. What more could you ask for?

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25 Easy Christmas Tarts

From classic Bakewells to unique peppermint candy, these Christmas tart recipes sure are special. 

They’re a little more delicate than certain Christmas cakes and pies. But they’re just as impressive for the big day.

So make one or make them all. Just be sure to make extra for Santa!

1. Christmas Tart 

Christmas tart is a gorgeous pistachio and chocolate dessert, stacked high to look just like a Christmas tree. 

It starts with homemade pâte sablée tart filled with pistachios and even more yummy pistachio flavor in the form of a creamy paste. 

Then, it’s topped with a rich chocolate ganache and a whipped pistachio ganache.

This dessert is both creamy and crunchy, and the flavor combination is divine!

2. Mini Christmas Tarts 

Mini Christmas tarts are just as delicious as they look. They’re sure to be your new favorite winter treat. 

A chocolate tart shell is filled with an incredible spiced custard.

Trust me, you’ll want to eat it with a spoon but try to ignore those temptations and save it for the tart!

Top it with some whipped cream and the addition of a few mint leaves and pomegranate seeds looks like holly berries.

This dessert is so cute!

3. Easy Christmas Dessert Tarts 

Christmas dessert tarts are adorable and will surely be loved by everybody. 

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The tart shells are wonderfully buttery and crisp. It’s filled with a silky smooth chocolate filling that is so delicious.

Top them with decorative chocolates or treats for a cute Christmas touch.

Festive and flavorful, these tarts will disappear at your next holiday gathering. 

4. White Chocolate Raspberry Tart 

This white chocolate raspberry tart is a no-bake Christmas dessert dream. 

I’m always up for desserts that don’t require the oven to be on. It usually means they’re quick and easy to put together. 

A cookie crust tart gets filled with white chocolate ganache and a tart raspberry coulis.

The two contrasting flavors are swirled together for a lovely mix of balanced flavors and beautiful colors. 

5. Christmas Bakewell Tart 

Bakewell tarts are a very traditional British dessert usually served with raspberry or cherry jam.

This version starts with a pastry crust, and it’s covered in a layer of sweet and spiced mincemeat.

Over that, you’ll add the signature almond frangipane that turns cake-like as it bakes. 

It’s not one to miss. Though if you’re not a fan of mince pies, try is with a bit of homemade Christmas jam instead.

6. Gingerbread Amaretto Chocolate Tart

This gingerbread amaretto chocolate tart is the most aromatic, delicious, and gorgeous tart yet. 

The gingerbread tart shell is perfectly crispy and full of flavor.

The amaretto chocolate ganache is silky, decadent, and so luxurious. 

I guarantee this tart will be the star of your next Christmas party.

You won’t want to cut into this beautiful dessert but once you do, you’ll enjoy every bite. 

7. Cranberry White Chocolate Tart 

Cranberries and white chocolate make the perfect holiday dessert. This tart is super creamy.

Plus, the cranberries provide the perfect amount of tart fruity flavor. 

The crust is crunchy and has a nice sweet flavor. The cranberry jam is a lovely contrast to the decadent white chocolate top. 

This is another no-bake tart you’ll love.

8. Mincemeat and Apple Tart 

This mincemeat and apple tart is not only beautiful but makes a fantastic addition to your Christmas dessert lineup.

Mincemeat, by the way, is a combination of chopped dried fruits, sugar, spices, nuts, and some form of fat. 

Combined with sliced apples, it makes a lovely treat that’s ideal for tea time or at the end of a delicious Christmas dinner. 

9. Fresh Cherry Tart 

Fresh cherries are one of my favorite snacks so I can’t wait to tell you about this cherry tart. 

This one is easy to put together and the payoff is divine.

You form the crust from simple pantry staples and ground almonds. Plus, there’s no rolling or chilling needed!

A heavenly vanilla custard filling with bright fresh cherries is poured in before it bakes to set. 

10. Cherry Tart with Chocolate 

This cherry tart with chocolate is delightful. It starts with an almond crust that pairs really well with cherries and chocolate. 

Sweet cherries and bitter chocolate are contrasting flavors that complement each other terrifically.

Add a few warm spices for the holidays, and you’re in for a treat!

Tip: If you use tart cherries, you may want to add a little more sugar than the recipe calls for. 

11. Impossible Christmas Tart 

Impossible Christmas tarts are a wonderful way to add some holiday spirit to any Christmas party. 

This magical tart has a layer of pastry crust with a thin mincemeat bottom and a creamy custard.

The top layer ends up being soft and cakey with a lovely flavor. 

What’s impossible about it? Those three layers actually separate in the oven!

This tart is way easier than it looks and tastes incredible. 

12. Butter Tarts 

Mini butter tarts are the ideal dessert for the last-minute party preparer. 

You can use store-bought crust for the tart shells, which saves a lot of time without sacrificing much flavor. 

Plus, this recipe only requires a few simple ingredients, and they end up being sugary, buttery, and so delicious. 

13. Lemon Blueberry Tart 

Lemon blueberry tarts are gorgeous, tart, and refreshing. This recipe is definitely a keeper and will be a hit at parties all year long. 

The crust is made of flaky shortbread and filled with a zesty lemon filling. It’s silky smooth and has tons of flavor.

The homemade blueberry sauce is swirled in to add sweetness and a pop of color. 

14. Christmas Fruit Tart 

Christmas fruit tarts are a fun dessert that everybody loves. Half the fun is decorating them!

You only need four ingredients for these delicious desserts. You can even have other people add their own fruit toppings. 

Whipped, sweetened cream cheese acts as the filling for these tiny tarts and the flavor is so yummy. 

To make it even easier, you can chop the fruit and not worry about the decoration. They’ll still look and taste fantastic. 

15. Lemon Tart 

A classic lemon tart is one of my favorites.

This dessert is a hit no matter what time of year it is. 

The tart and cream lemon filling sits inside of a cookie-like tart shell. It’s buttery, sour, sweet, and so satisfying. 

You and your guests will love and appreciate this pucker-inducing treat. 

16. Peach Almond Tart 

I love the rustic feeling of this peach and almond tart. 

A simple, buttery puff pastry gets filled with a wonderful almond cream before it gets a beautiful topping of sliced peaches. 

This dessert is so yummy, and it tastes even better when it’s topped with creamy vanilla ice cream. 

I guarantee this peach almond tart will become a crowd-pleasing favorite. 

17. Cranberry Curd Tart 

Bold and beautiful, this cranberry curd tart is perfect for the Christmas season. 

Cranberries are a lovely winter fruit that definitely deserves more than just a canned feature on Thanksgiving.

This bright red curd is tart with hints of vanilla and orange.  

Shortbread tart shells are one of my favorite bases for any tart and it’s perfect for the flavors of this cranberry dessert

18. Best Nutella Tart 

Okay Nutella fanatics, this one’s for you! 

A hazelnut tart shell is the only way to start this recipe on the right foot.

Then, a creamy, decadent, and delicious Nutella filling is added to the crust. 

Top it off with chopped hazelnuts for extra crunch. They’re like flavorful sprinkles! 

You won’t regret making this incredibly easy and super indulgent Nutella tart. 

19. Cranberry Curd Holiday Tart 

This cranberry curd holiday tart is another terrific way to take advantage of fresh cranberries during this season. 

Bright red, tart, and silky smooth cranberry curd is the star of the show.

This recipe uses a butter graham cracker crust for the shell and the flavors work really well with the cranberry. 

This dessert is stunning and will knock your socks off with flavor. 

20. Easy Pear Tart with Puffed Pastry 

Pears are another easily forgotten winter fruit.

This pear tart is not only delicious, but it’s beautiful and rather easy to make. 

Puff pastry makes a fantastic crust for the juicy pears in this dessert.

Applesauce and a few spices combine to make a simple “filling” and base for the pears. 

Slicing the pears and arranging them in this wonderful pattern is easier than it looks.

You’ll have an impressive dessert ready to enjoy in no time!

21. Spiced Pumpkin Tart 

Pumpkin tart is a play on a classic pumpkin pie. The real difference is the crust. 

A pecan pastry crust adds some crunch and extra flavor to this already beloved dessert.

Plus, since tarts are thinner than pie, this bakes a little faster, so it’s great if you’re short on time. 

Bake this heavenly tart and add some whipped cream, and you’re set!

22. Classic French Fruit Tart  

Classic French fruit tarts are the most common of tarts, and this one does not disappoint. 

The shortbread crust is a hearty base for all of the fruit you’ll be topping it with.

Just fill the shell with creamy vanilla custard and top it with your favorite fresh fruits. 

Add an apricot jam glaze for the ultimate shine and a little extra flavor. Yum!

23. Puff Pastry Cream Cheese Tarts 

Puff pastry cream cheese tarts start with store-bought puff pastry for ease and guaranteed deliciousness!

Don’t worry, nobody will know (or care) that the crust isn’t scratch-made.

The lemony cream cheese filling and fresh fruit totally transform it into a must-have dessert. 

You might even find yourself sneaking into the kitchen to enjoy one for a midnight snack.

Don’t let Santa catch you, he’ll want some too!

24. Peppermint Candy Cane Tart 

Peppermint candy cane tarts are a holiday treat worth making.

If you love peppermint bark, candy canes, or peppermint lattes, you’ll love this tart!

Chocolate tart shells make a fantastic base for the marshmallow cream cheese peppermint filling.

It’s decadent and minty, like a peppermint hot cocoa you can eat with a fork!

25. Pecan Tart

Pecan pie gets a tart makeover with this yummy recipe. 

Classic flavors of butter, brown sugar, vanilla, and of course, crunchy pecans combine for a dessert that’s nostalgic and traditional. 

If you’re a pecan pie fan, you have to make this tart.

25 Best Christmas Tarts

These Christmas tart recipes will put you in a festive mood! From cranberry to gingerbread to peppermint candy, these holiday treats are so much fun to make.


  • Christmas Tart

  • Mini Christmas Tarts

  • Easy Christmas Dessert Tarts

  • White Chocolate Raspberry Tart

  • Christmas Bakewell Tart

  • Gingerbread Amaretto Chocolate Tart

  • Cranberry White Chocolate Tart

  • Mincemeat and Apple Tart

  • Fresh Cherry Tart

  • Cherry Tart with Chocolate

  • Impossible Christmas Tart

  • Butter Tarts

  • Lemon Blueberry Tart

  • Christmas Fruit Tart

  • Lemon Tart

  • Peach Almond Tart

  • Cranberry Curd Tart

  • Best Nutella Tart

  • Cranberry Curd Holiday Tart

  • Easy Pear Tart with Puffed Pastry

  • Spiced Pumpkin Tart

  • Classic French Fruit Tart

  • Puff Pastry Cream Cheese Tarts

  • Peppermint Candy Cane Tart

  • Pecan Tart


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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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