Pastries and Tarts Recipes

Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without plenty of holiday baking and snacking, and with these stunning tarts and pastries to have on hand for snacks and yummy desserts, you're sure to impress your guests. Choose from Bittersweet Truffle Tart, Chocolate Eggnog Swirl Pie, Apple-Toffee Tartlets, and more for gorgeous Christmas tarts and pastries.

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Chocolate-Crusted Chocolate Tarts

From Better Homes and Gardens

Double the chocolate in this tart recipe. Chocolate crust and chocolate filling make this easy dessert rich with flavor. Work carefully to get an even layer of crust in the muffin tins.

Chocolate-Crusted Chocolate Tarts

Strudel Sticks

From Better Homes and Gardens

Light puff pastry dough, rolled around cream cheese filling and sprinkled with nuts and sugar, are a light dessert or a sweet breakfast treat.

Strudel Sticks

Cheese Tart with Red Onion Marmalade

From Better Homes and Gardens

A goat cheese filling in a melba-toast crust topped with a homemade marmalade is an elegant appetizer for a first course or as part of a cocktail party buffet.

Cheese Tart with Red Onion Marmalade

Strawberry Turnovers

From Better Homes and Gardens

Stuffed in these golden pastries is a simple filling of fresh strawberries mixed with strawberry preserves. Fork marks make the decorative trim on the edges.

Strawberry Turnovers

Artichoke and Tomato Empanadas

From Ladies' Home Journal

These savory turnovers are filled with artichoke hearts, tomatoes, and herbs. They're a great hot appetizer for parties or holiday gatherings.

Artichoke and Tomato Empanadas

Peach Tart

From Better Homes and Gardens

For this low-calorie dessert, arrange peach slices on the rich, creamy filling and top with the jelly glaze.

Peach Tart

Pissaladiere

From Better Homes and Gardens

A specialty of Nice, in southern France, Pissaladiere (pee-sah-lah-DYEHR) is an appetizer tart of caramelized onions, olives, seasonings, and anchovies.

Pissaladiere

Spinach Phyllo Triangles

From Better Homes and Gardens

This succulent take on the classic Greek snack gets its rich flavor from feta cheese and spinach. Phyllo dough dries very quickly so keep sheets covered until needed.

Spinach Phyllo Triangles

Gougeres

From Better Homes and Gardens

A gougere is a French puff pastry flavored with Gruyere cheese. In France, the pastry is often piped into a large ring. This appetizer recipe features bite-size puffs instead.

Gougeres

Ham-and-Cheese Crescent Snacks

From Better Homes and Gardens

Refrigerated crescent rolls make for a quick crust for these savory appetizers.

Ham-and-Cheese Crescent Snacks

Mini Cranberry Phyllo Tarts

From Better Homes and Gardens

Cut the fat by using cooking spray instead of butter on these gorgeous phyllo tarts. Top with fresh cranberries to add a festive touch.

Mini Cranberry Phyllo Tarts

Bunuelos

From Better Homes and Gardens

In Mexico, these fritters are often served at Christmas. Some sprinkle them with cinnamon sugar while others prefer them with a drizzle of cinnamon syrup.

Bunuelos

Glazed Fruit Turnovers

From Better Homes and Gardens

A lightly sweet and spicy mix of apples, raisins, and cinnamon fills these low-fat turnovers made with phyllo dough. Serve them for dessert, breakfast, or brunch.

Glazed Fruit Turnovers

Apple Turnovers

From Better Homes and Gardens

Two types of apples and a hint of an herb heighten the flavor of this dessert turnover.

Apple Turnovers

Petite Fruit Tarts

From Better Homes and Gardens

The fruit selection is yours for this dazzling dessert recipe. For juicier fruits such as berries, fold up pastry around the edges to hold in the sweetness.

Petite Fruit Tarts

Cranberry Tarts

From Better Homes and Gardens

Cranberries glisten like edible jewels in these sweet and tart Christmas desserts.

Cranberry Tarts

Peach Kuchen

From Midwest Living

Fresh peach slices are covered in a custard filling for this dessert. It's finished off with a crumbly cinnamon-sugar topping.

Peach Kuchen

Apple Raisin Nut Triangles

From Family Circle

These flaky miniature apple turnovers are best served warm from the oven, so bake half of them now. For the other half, follow the make-ahead directions and freeze them to bake later.

Apple Raisin Nut Triangles

Smoked Salmon Tart

From Better Homes and Gardens

Creme fraiche gives this rich salmon tart a wonderfully tangy flavor. Look for creme fraiche in the dairy section of your grocery store or make your own.

Smoked Salmon Tart

Apple and Browned Butter Tart

From Better Homes and Gardens

This pretty dessert features a creamy homemade custard topped with decadent sweetened sauteed apple slices.

Apple and Browned Butter Tart

Double-Almond and Raspberry Blossoms

From Better Homes and Gardens

There's a double delight of almond found both in the filling and the pastry shell of these berry blossoms. They make a simple and stunning addition to a Christmas cookie tray.

Double-Almond and Raspberry Blossoms

Tomato Quiche Tartlets

From Better Homes and Gardens

These tiny appetizer tarts filled with dried tomatoes, basil, and cheese, are ready in 25 minutes. Make ahead and reheat them before serving.

Tomato Quiche Tartlets

Herbed Feta Cheesecake

From Better Homes and Gardens

This savory cheesecake can be made up to 24 hours ahead. Perfect for entertaining, just cut into thin wedges and let guests serve themselves.

Herbed Feta Cheesecake

Bittersweet Truffle Tart

From Better Homes and Gardens

This spectacular chocolate, almond, and strawberry jam dessert recipe with whipped almond mascarpone topping is perfect for Christmas or any other occasion.

Bittersweet Truffle Tart

Apricot-Almond Breakfast Pastries

From Better Homes and Gardens

Treat family and guests to the best bed and breakfast pastries in town. Filled with homemade almond-paste, cream cheese, and apricot glaze, these morning delights memorable treats for breakfast or brunch.

Apricot-Almond Breakfast Pastries

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