The thing we love most about tarts is that they can be so versatile. For example, they can be either sweet or savory, and you can make mini versions or stick to larger bakes. And then, of course, there’s the variety of fillings you can use.
If you’re feeling spoiled for choice by all the incredible tart recipes online, why not take your pick from our selection of the top 33 sweet and savory tart recipes? There’s a recipe here for every occasion and every palate.
1. Peach Tart
This peach tart recipe is the perfect summer dessert. It’s made with fresh peaches, and the thing that makes this peach tart recipe stand out is that you don’t bake the peaches in the oven.
Instead, you add them to the crust after baking so they retain their natural texture and flavor. In addition to the peaches, this tart is filled out with peach puree, cornstarch, lemon juice, and sugar.
2. Basque Apple Tart
Apple tart is a very traditional tart recipe, but that doesn’t mean it’s a boring choice! On the contrary, this recipe for basque apple tart adds extra flavor to the apples using cinnamon, sugar, and lemon zest.
This recipe also provides instructions to help you make the perfect whipped cream to serve alongside your creation.
3. Plum Tart
We love how this plum tart recipe pairs the sweetness of the fruit with a deliciously creamy almond filling. If you’ve never tried the combination of plum and almond before, you need to make this recipe ASAP!
Something else we can’t get enough of is the golden crust, which is made with unsalted butter for the perfect texture and buttery taste.
4. Treacle Tart
You’ve probably heard of treacle tart because it’s yet another traditional tart recipe, but if you’ve never tried making one before, this simple recipe is the best place to start.
The shortcrust pastry is so buttery and exactly the right firmness to hold the filling, which is made of treacle, lemon zest, and breadcrumbs.
The treacle makes this a super sweet dessert that tastes even better when served with your choice of cream.
5. Butternut Squash And Mushroom Tart
Our first savory tart recommendation for today is this butternut squash and mushroom tart. This is an amazing seasonal tart recipe for the fall months and the flavors of the squash and mushrooms blend together beautifully.
Other ingredients in this recipe include onions, thyme, rosemary, garlic, nutmeg, and parmesan cheese, so there’s plenty of flavor to enjoy in a single bite.
6. Pomegranate Cream Tart
Moving back to sweet tarts for the moment, we think this pomegranate cream tart strikes the ideal balance between sharp and soft flavors.
One of the great things about this tart is that it only requires 6 ingredients, so there’s nothing too complex involved. To speed things up, use a pre-made pie crust.
Then, all you need are some pomegranate arils, cranberry jelly, cornstarch, powdered sugar, and cream cheese!
7. French Pear Tart
If you want to try your hand at an authentic French pear tart, this is the recipe you should follow.
Not only does it taste incredible, but it helps you to achieve the flower-like arrangement of the fruit within the tart without over-complicating things.
The surprise ingredient in this tart is fig preserve, which blends amazingly well with the pears in the filling and contributes some extra sweetness.
8. Vegan Chocolate Orange Tart
This chocolate orange tart is completely vegan, and it’s perfect for serving around Christmas time, although you can obviously enjoy it any time of the year!
The candied kumquats around the edge of the tart are a lovely touch, not just from a decorative perspective but also taste-wise.
The chocolate mousse gets its luxurious texture from silken tofu, and we think the orange juice in the filling is just the right amount.
9. Beetroot, Feta,And Thyme Tart
Another savory tart recipe, this beetroot, feta and thyme tart is one of our favorite recipes to serve during the summer when beetroots come into season.
It’s light and nutritious but still manages to be really satisfying from both a satiety and flavor perspective.
The only ingredients you need are beetroots, puff pastry, red onion, olive oil, an egg, feta cheese, balsamic vinegar, and thyme, so it’s easy to prepare and also vegetarian-friendly.
10. Blackberry Tart
Blackberries are only in season between the months of August and September, so take advantage of blackberry season and make this delicious blackberry tart!
You can save yourself some time by using a pre-made tart shell, but make sure to take your time mixing the blackberries, white sugar, flour, lemon juice and lemon zest thoroughly for the filling.
This will ensure that the flavors are blended evenly throughout the tart.
11. Mini S’mores Tarts
A lot of the sweet tarts we’ll be recommending throughout this article are fruit-based, but if you feel like something more chocolatey and indulgent, why not consider these mini s’mores tarts?
Although these tarts are smaller than most, the chocolate, cream, and melted marshmallow filling is so rich and sweet that the mini crusts are actually the perfect size.
Speaking of the crusts, they are made from graham cracker crumbs, unsalted butter, and granulated sugar.
12. Bacon And Onion Tarts
Time for another savory tart recipe! We can’t get enough of these bacon and onion tarts. They’re perfect for a light yet very tasty lunchtime meal, especially with a side of your favorite salad.
These tarts take just 45 minutes to make from start to finish and you just need a block of puff pastry, bacon, a brown onion, pouring cream, eggs, feta cheese, olive oil, and herbs to season.
13. Raspberry Chocolate Tart
Raspberry and dark chocolate is a delicious flavor combination, and we think this raspberry chocolate tart marries these ingredients perfectly.
Not only does semi-sweet chocolate feature in the filling of this tart (along with plenty of heavy cream), but it’s also present in the crust in the form of crushed oreos!
For the topping, you’ll need 2 pints of raspberries and some powdered sugar to dust over the fruit.
14. Limoncello Lemon Tart
Lemon tart is a classic in the world of tart recipes, but if you want to steer clear of basic lemon tart recipes, why not make this limoncello lemon tart instead?
The filling is extra creamy and silky, but the fresh, vibrant citrus flavor still shines through.
You can make the crust for this tart yourself quite easily using crushed graham crackers, shredded coconut, melted butter, and sugar.
15. Nutella And Hazelnut Tart
If chocolate desserts are your favorite, you’ll fall in love with this nutella and hazelnut tart.
For the filling, all you need is nutella, cornstarch, cream, vanilla, and salt. You’ll be putting chopped hazelnuts in the crust for extra crunch and flavor, as well as sprinkling some on top.
For the best results, toast the hazelnuts before introducing them into the recipe. This brings out the nutty flavor as much as possible.
16. Jam Tarts
It’s easy to find jam tarts in most grocery stores, but we promise they’re even more delicious if you make them yourself – especially if you use this recipe!
You can make 24 of these adorable and tasty tarts in just 1 hour, and the only ingredients you need are flour, butter, golden caster sugar, egg yolks, grated orange rind, and of course, your favorite jam.
17. Gin And Lime Custard Tart
Gin and lime aren’t just for adding to soda water – you can also use these ingredients to make an incredible gin and lime custard tart.
The crust for this tart is made with an interesting pastry containing semolina as well as flour, caster sugar, butter, and lime zest. The filling is packed with delicious flavors including gin, juniper berries, and more lime zest.
18. Tomato And Basil Tart
This tomato and basil tart is like a healthier version of pizza thanks to the sumptuous pesto and cheese layer between the crust and the fresh tomatoes and basil garnish.
While you can make the crust yourself, the recipe recommends using a store-bought crust to save time and allow you to focus on getting the filling exactly right. This way, your tart will be ready in under an hour.
19. Apple, Rose, And Pistachio Tarts
If you’re in the mood for a bit of a baking challenge, we recommend this apple, rose and pistachio tart recipe. This sophisticated flavor combination in the form of smaller, individual tarts makes for the perfect dessert for any occasion.
The pastry is simple to make using flour, butter, icing sugar, and egg yolks, which leaves you free to focus on the more complex pistachio frangipane and apple roses for the filling.
20. Vanilla Custard Tarts
You can’t go wrong with some simple vanilla custard tarts, especially topped with fresh raspberries as this recipe instructs.
Using pre-made shortcrust shells as a base, this recipe uses full-cream milk, eggs, caster sugar, lemon zest, vanilla, cornflour, and icing sugar for the filling.
Then it’s just a matter of positioning a few raspberries on top of each tart for decoration and a burst of fruity flavor.
21. Ham, Egg, And Asparagus Tart
Ham, egg, and asparagus is known to be a winning combination, and this recipe shows you how to put these ingredients together in a delicious savory tart.
You can make this tart relatively quickly in just 40 minutes including prep time. Not too many ingredients are needed, either. It’s just the puff pastry sheet, asparagus tips, grated gruyere, double cream, smoked ham, eggs, and olive oil.
22. French Apricot Tart
Another traditional French tart recipe, this French apricot tart is a simple yet sophisticated dessert.
Something we love about this recipe is that it allows you to adjust the sweetness to your taste. The apricot filling is already sweet, but if you want to add more, you have the option of mixing in ½ a cup of sugar.
23. Squash, Kale, Caramelized Onion, And Feta Tart
These squash, kale, caramelized onion, and feta tarts are a great option if you like a balance of salty and sweet flavors.
The double cream in the filling enriches the flavors of the squash, pine nuts, and feta. Meanwhile, the chili flakes add just a little spice.
You can always add more if you feel the filling needs more of a kick, but we think the recipe is perfect as it is.
24. Fudge Tart
If you love fudge as much as we do, you’ll be as excited as we are about this fudge tart recipe from Baking Mad.
The total time needed to make this tart is 2 hour and 15 minutes, but most of that is making the pastry. It only takes 15 minutes to bake, and making the fudge filling using flour paste, sugar, vanilla, milk and butter is surprisingly easy!
25. Leek, Lemon, Thyme, And Pancetta Tart
In this tart recipe, the mild flavor of leek is enhanced by the taste of lemon, thyme, and salty pancetta.
The rich, creamy, cheesy mixture that you’ll be adding these ingredients to is so good, and we also love the decorative suggestion of adding the lemon slices on top of the tart.
26. Salted Caramel, Peanut, And Chocolate Tart
This salted caramel, peanut and chocolate tart is creamy, gooey and super indulgent. It’s made using an easy graham cracker crust, while the filling consists of a chocolate ganache, salted caramel sauce, and roasted peanuts.
If that sounds good, what’s even better is the fact that you don’t even need an oven to make this tart. It’s easy and not time consuming.
27. Mini Strawberry Tarts
These mini strawberry tarts are ideal for any occasion – not that you need an occasion to enjoy some delicious desserts!
What makes these tarts so good is that the strawberry sauce and fresh fruits are paired with a light and flavorful coconut whipped cream. The contrast of tastes and textures in each mouthful is wonderful.
28. Salmon And Watercress Tartlets
You might not have ever thought about making a savory tart using fish, but we think these salmon and watercress tartlets will change the way you think about tarts from now on.
If you use pre-rolled puff pastry, you don’t need many other ingredients. The filling just requires creme fraiche, an egg, wholegrain mustard, smoked salmon, watercress, and some vinegar.
29. Spinach, Pine Nut, And Dill Tart
This will be our last savory tart recommendation for this article, and it’s a good one. We’re obsessed with this spinach, pine nut and dill tart, which makes the perfect light lunch for spring or summer.
You don’t need anything fancy to make this tart, and you can even use frozen spinach as the recipe recommends. The grated nutmeg and parmesan in the filling are a great touch.
30. Blood Orange And Cardamom Cream Tart
If you’re looking for a sweet tart recipe that’s also a little tangy and spicy, this is it. Blood orange and cardamom is a flavor combination like no other, and the arrangement of orange slices within the crust looks absolutely beautiful.
The buttery crust, complete with hazelnut frangipane, provides the perfect sweet accompaniment to the other strong flavors in this recipe.
31. Italian Cherry And Almond Tart
When cherries come into season between May and August, you should try making this Italian cherry and almond tart.
This tart is everything you could wish for from a dessert: sugary, buttery, and fresh-tasting. It may take 1 hour and 15 minutes to bake, but we definitely felt it was worth it once it was finished!
32. Butterscotch Banoffee Tart
Do you love banoffee pie? We do, too, and that’s why we highly recommend trying this butterscotch and banoffee tart next time you’re in the mood for a sweet and slightly salty dessert.
Made with butterscotch, caramel sauce, whipping cream, salted butter, creme fraiche, milk chocolate, and even a cheeky teaspoon of rum, this is one of the best desserts we’ve tried in a while.
33. Blueberry Tart
Let’s end on a classic sweet tart recipe – blueberry tart. Honestly, we’re not sure which part of this tart is our favorite.
It might be the crunchy brown butter crust, or it could be fresh blueberry filling complete with cinnamon, lemon juice, and vanilla extract.
You only need a few minutes to prepare your ingredients, and while you will need to spend a fair bit of time baking, this is ultimately an easy recipe that’s well worth the time spent in the kitchen.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Is The Difference Between A Tart And A Quiche?
The main difference between a tart and a quiche is that a quiche is an exclusively savory dish, while tarts, as our recipe selection exemplifies, can be either sweet or savory.
The average quiche crust will also be flakier than a tart crust because the former is made with pie crust while the latter uses a firmer kind of pastry.
What’s The Secret To A Good Tart?
When you’re making a tart, you might be focused on the filling since this is what brings the flavor. However, the secret to baking a good tart is actually in the pastry.
It needs to be the right thickness (not overly thin so that it crumbles, nor too thick).
You do also need to pay attention to the consistency of the filling because if it’s too liquid when you put it into the crust, it could make your entire tart go soggy.
Should You Use Puff Or Shortcrust Pastry For Tarts?
In most traditional tart recipes, shortcrust pastry is the preferred choice because it’s firmer and holds its shape better. It also has a great biscuit-like consistency which works well in tart recipes.
However, while puff pastry is typically used for pies and pastries rather than tarts, you can find tart recipes that call for puff pastry, particularly savory ones.
We hope that our tart recipe selection has showcased the range of both sweet and savory tarts you can make at home.
Often, tarts can look fancy and intimidating to make, but you can always simplify the process with store-bought pastry. Following these recipes, there’s no reason you can’t make professional-looking tarts yourself, starting today!
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