Try these sweet and savory tart recipes to make your table pop. Between the fresh fruit and gooey cheese, they’re picture-perfect and pretty tasty to boot!
After all, who doesn’t love buttery pastry loaded with delectable fillings?
Want something fruity? Try a luscious peach dessert. Obsessed with hazelnuts? I think the Nutella tart is calling your name.
Though most of these tart recipes are sweet, you’ll find a couple of savory ones, too.
I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to get tart-ed!
1. Lemon Tart with a Buttery Shortbread Crust
One bite of this shortbread crust filled with homemade lemon curd and you’ll be in heaven. It’s also topped with fresh berries and dusted with powdered sugar for an extra pretty finish.
If you’re not a fan of overly sweet desserts, this is for you.
The filling and topping create a beautiful balance of sweet, tart, and creamy. The bottom crust, which is buttery and crumbly, adds a wonderful textural contrast.
2. Mini Strawberry Tarts
The enchanting scent of fresh strawberries will make you crave these tarts again and again.
They don’t only smell divine, they look adorable, too! There’s something so charming about mini things, don’t you think?
But the best part is, these tarts taste seriously awesome. Filled with rich coconut whipped cream and topped with strawberry sauce and fresh strawberries, they’re downright irresistible.
The contrast between the nutty coconut cream, the sweet sauce, and the tart strawberries is utter perfection. If you’re a fan of afternoon tea, you just have to try this sensational recipe.
3. Fresh Peach Tart
If you ask me, ripe peaches are the BEST fruit for making tarts and fruit pies. They’re ridiculously juicy, and the sweet-tart flavors are always on point.
Not to mention their stunning, sunny color!
They’re so good, you don’t even need to cook them beforehand to make a delectable filling. They’re perfect just the way they are.
4. Cornflake Tart
Transform a classic breakfast cereal into a terrific tart!
This cornflake tart is texture galore. You get a crisp and buttery crust and a crunchy cornflake filling coated with a sticky golden sauce – all in one heavenly bite.
Cornflake tarts are a traditional British dessert, so if you want to add some culture to your meal, this recipe is for you.
5. Apple Tarte Tatin
Hopping across the Channel, this classic French dessert is one of the most well-known French pastries around. It’s known for its mouthwatering caramelized fruit filling and stunning color.
In this version, a flaky pastry crust is used as a vessel to hold sweet and buttery caramelized apples. Serve this with ice cream and you’re golden.
If you think it’s a complex recipe, think again. It only calls for four ingredients!
6. Raspberry Chocolate Tart
This raspberry chocolate tart is a classy and elegant dessert that’s perfect for a romantic dinner at home. In fact, isn’t Valentine’s Day just around the corner?
What better way to spend such a romance-filled evening than with a decadent Oreo crust, rich chocolate ganache filling, and fresh raspberry topping?
Pro-tip: If the raspberries are too tart, dust the whole thing with powdered sugar to balance it out.
7. Basque Apple Tart
This Basque apple tart captures sweetened and spiced apple slices between two layers of crisp and buttery crust.
If you really want a challenge, go ahead and make the pastry from scratch. It’s a lot easier than you think.
If you’re new to baking pies, this is a great recipe to start with – and I won’t tell if you use store-bought dough!
8. Apple Frangipane Tart
Don’t be intimidated by this tart’s foreign name and its glorious appearance. Trust me, you can pull this off.
This tart has a crunchy crust filled with frangipane that’s topped with thinly sliced apples arranged like a flower. It’s finished off with sweet and tart apricot preserves, for good measure.
If you’re not familiar, a frangipane is an almond-based custard made with creamed butter and sugar, eggs, almond flour, and flavorings. Delish!
9. Limoncello Lemon Tart
This tart is as tasty as it is pretty. It’s the complete package!
With a crumbly coconut and Graham Cracker crust, a light lemon-limoncello whipped cream filling, and fresh berries for garnish, this tart is the ultimate summer delight.
Honestly, the filling is so airy it melts in your mouth. Together with the crumbly and crunchy crust, they’re the perfect combination.
10. Portuguese Custard Tarts, or Pasteis de Nata
No trip to Macau, a former-Portuguese colony, is complete without Pasteis de Nata.
Pasteis de Nata has an outrageously flaky and buttery pastry crust and a smooth and silky custard filling.
These mini tarts are simply to die for! I was lucky enough to visit this small, yet beautiful country a few years back, and I was blown away by how delectable these little treats are.
Fortunately, you can make them at home using this super easy tart recipe.
11. Traditional Treacle Tart
You don’t have to be invited to Hogwarts to enjoy a scrumptious Harry Potter-inspired dessert!
Still, any fan worth their salt will know that treacle tart is Harry’s favorite dessert.
A treacle tart is another traditional English dessert made with a buttery shortcrust pastry and a sweet, sticky, and gooey golden treacle filling.
12. Cranberry Gingersnap Pie
If you’re looking for something unique to serve on Thanksgiving, the search is over. Try this silky velvet cranberry puree nestled inside a buttery and peppery crumb crust.
With its amazing explosion of tastes and textures, this tart is the clear winner.
The crust is made from a combination of crushed gingersnap cookies, brown sugar, butter, and walnuts. Sorry, Graham Crackers, but there’s a new favorite crust in town!
The cranberry filling is wonderfully thick and glossy, thanks to a combination of pureed cranberries, sugar, egg yolks, and lemon juice.
Together, they make a sensational tart that’s perfect for the holidays.
13. Salted Caramel and Peanut Chocolate Tart Recipe
Chocolate, salted caramel, and peanuts join forces to make this insanely decadent tart! This is every sweet tooth’s dream dessert.
This sweet, salty, nutty, and crunchy combination is served on a classic Graham Cracker crust. One spoonful is enough to satisfy any dessert craving.
14. French Pear Tart Recipe
This French pear tart is more than just a looker – it tastes awesome, as well.
Don’t worry, arranging the pear slices in that blooming flower appearance isn’t difficult at all.
Besides the pears, this pie also has a sweet and tart fig-pear puree tucked in between the crust and the topping. These three layers together make a wonderful harmony of flavors and textures.
15. Plum Tart
This stunning tart has a buttery and flaky crust plus a gorgeous crimson plum filling on top.
But that’s not all! There’s a hidden filling underneath the plums that’s absolutely phenomenal.
It seems plain, but once the tart bakes, the juices from the plums combine with the hidden almond-sugar mixture to create a decadent custard.
16. Vanilla Custard Tarts with Fresh Raspberries
These mini tarts are filled with vanilla custard and finished off with fresh raspberries.
Okay, vanilla may seem a bit basic flavor, but these tarts prove that basic can also be terrific.
Sure, vanilla isn’t as decadent as chocolate or as bright and zesty as fruits and berries. But it has its own unique flavor profile you just can’t get anywhere else.
17. Nutella Tart with Toasted Hazelnut Crust
If you’re looking for a dessert that’s guaranteed to impress the kids – this is exactly what you need.
With a crunchy and buttery hazelnut crust and a delectable Nutella filling, this tart will surely hit the spot. It’s hazelnuts galore, and it’s absolutely divine.
18. Easy Banoffee Pie
I’m such a sucker for banoffee pie. I find the combination of ripe bananas and decadent caramel sensational!
Together with a buttery and crumbly crust and a light whipped cream topping, the components create a fantastic balance between refreshing and sinful flavor profiles.
Here’s the kicker: this banoffee pie calls for just five ingredients and takes 15 minutes to make.
19. Pineapple Tarts
Craving a fun tropical treat with an Asian flair? You can’t beat this tasty pineapple dessert.
Pineapple tarts are traditionally made and served during Chinese New Year in Singapore and Malaysia.
And how adorable are these pineapple delights? No wonder they’re served at such a significant holiday!
With a tender and melt-in-your-mouth outer crust and a sweet-tart pineapple filling, it’s as scrumptious as it is beautiful.
20. Vegan Eggnog Custard Tart
Make your Christmas celebrations even more festive with this eggnog custard tart.
It’s totally dairy-free, which means it’s for everyone to enjoy. Better still, it tastes just like your favorite Christmas beverage, but in tart form.
With its buttery pastry and alcohol-spiked eggnog custard filling, this pie is definitely holiday-worthy.
21. Cherry Bakewell Blondies
These are more than just your average blondies.
While blondies are already terrific as they are, this recipe takes them to the next level by adding almonds, raspberry jam, and cherry Bakewells on top.
It’s like eating four desserts in one, but they all come together in perfect harmony.
The best part? All it takes is 15 minutes of prep!
22. Bacon and Onion Tarts
Let’s take a break from all the sweets and say ‘hello’ to these majestic bacon and onion tarts.
The thought of crisp, smokey bacon and sweet caramelized onions already makes me drool. Add a buttery crust to the picture and it’s pretty close to perfect.
I love the amazing combinations of flavors – sweet, salty, savory, and smokey, all in one.
23. Pomegranate Cream Tart
This pomegranate cream tart is bursting with freshness and flavor.
Pomegranate arils are commonly used as a garnish for salads, yogurts, and other dishes. But in this tart, the pomegranate is highlighted in all its juicy glory.
And with that stunning color, it definitely deserves the spotlight.
Together with a sweetened cream cheese filling and cranberry jam, pomegranates make this tart a tasty delight.
24. Butternut Squash & Mushroom Tart
Here’s another savory tart you’ll definitely want to add to your weekly meal menu.
With its combination of earthy mushrooms, sweet butternut squash, and nutty parmesan cheese, it’s the stuff of legends.
Store-bought puff pastry is used for the crust, which really gives the tart a unique texture. Plus, it saves a heap of prep time!
25. Blackberry Tart
Baked in a crisp and buttery crust, this gorgeous blackberry filling is one glorious summer dessert that’s perfect for every occasion.
You’ll love how the blackberry filling is a flawless balance of sweet and tart. It’s infused with lemon zest, as well, giving it an extra dose of citrusy goodness.
26. Strawberry Tart with Orange Cream
Strawberries and oranges band together in this yummy recipe to create an unbelievably refreshing tart.
Filled with a sweet, tangy, and citrusy orange cream cheese custard and topped with fresh strawberries, to boot, this is what I call fruity perfection.
27. French Apricot Tart Recipe | Tarte Aux Abricot
French up your dessert with this sensational apricot tart recipe.
The combination of fresh apricots and apricot jam ensures that sweet and bright flavor is front and center.
Making French pastries may seem intimidating, but don’t be intimidated. This recipe gives you a step-by-step procedure – with pictures – to ensure your French baking experience is a breeze.
28. Tomato Basil Tart
Filled with tomatoes, basil pesto, and cheese, this tart is a savory, quiche-like treat that tastes just like a Margherita pizza.
The ingredients are very simple, but together, they create the most scrumptious, addictive flavor. It always amazes me how vegetables can do that.
29. Tomato Tart with Puff Pastry
These bite-sized pastries with tomato and melted cheese topping are the type of party appetizer that will disappear in a snap.
Oh, and it happens to be vegetarian, too, so everyone gets to join in on the fun.
They’re so yummy, you should probably make extra!
30. Vegan Chocolate Orange Tart with Candied Kumquats
This tart has a chocolate shortbread crust, a smooth chocolate-orange filling, and a chocolate ganache topping.
Impressive, I right? But wait, there’s more.
It’s also garnished with candied kumquats, which add an extra depth of flavor and texture to the dessert.
And it’s vegan, too! It couldn’t get any better than that.
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