Popular 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.

Tangy Grapefruit Tart

Start with a purchased crust, then fill it with a luscious grapefruit curd and top things off with toasted coconut and chopped pistachios.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Tangy Grapefruit Tart

Roasted Mushroom Spinach and Ricotta Tart

A savory pie filling (ricotta, Parmesan and eggs) is hiding under the thick layer of mushrooms and spinach in this brunch tart.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Roasted Mushroom Spinach and Ricotta Tart

Apple Tart - Schumacher's Hotel

With a cheddar cheese pastry and crisp Granny Smith apples, this tart is sure to impress family and friends. Nondairy creamer imparts a richness to the filling and enhances the crumb topper.

From Family Circle

Apple Tart - Schumacher's Hotel

Puff Pastry Tart with Roasted Veggies

Roast vegetables before adding them to the puff pastry to ensure the crust stays nice and crispy.

From Parents

Puff Pastry Tart with Roasted Veggies

Cherry Apricot Pistachio Baklava

A mix of dried fruits and nuts, a splash of brandy, and warm spices make this pastry dessert simply divine. Cut it into diamonds, which is traditional for this Greek treat.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Cherry Apricot Pistachio Baklava

Jasmine Eclairs

Steep jasmine flowers in milk and then use the floral-scented milk to make the custard that fills these chocolate-glazed pastries.

From Family Circle

Jasmine Eclairs

Apple Raisin Nut Triangles

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.

From Family Circle

Apple Raisin Nut Triangles

Sugar-Free Blueberry Tarts

From Family Circle

Sugar-Free Blueberry Tarts

Cranberry Tart

From Family Circle

Cranberry Tart

Fig-Orange Hand Pies

Forget the fork! Just pick up one of these fruit-filled pastries and bite in.

From Diabetic Living

Fig-Orange Hand Pies

Fruit and Nut Twists

Apricots and slivered almonds dot these sweet breadsticks.

From Diabetic Living

Fruit and Nut Twists

Tiny Fruit Pie Tarts

If you have fresh fruit handy and are looking to keep the sugar count low, feel free to use that in place of the pie filling.

From Diabetic Living

Tiny Fruit Pie Tarts

Polenta-Pomegranate Wedges

For a classy Christmas appetizer, top polenta triangles with Greek yogurt, pomegranate seeds and chopped green herbs.

From Fitness

Polenta-Pomegranate Wedges

Corn and Basil Tart

Cover the cornmeal crust in foil for the first 10 minutes of baking to allow the inside to fully cook before crisping up the top.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Corn and Basil Tart

Mini Raspberry-Chocolate Tarts

Even if your dinner guests are stuffed after a big meal, they'll be able to find room for these decadent yet light chocolate bites.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Mini Raspberry-Chocolate Tarts

Strudel Sticks

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

From Better Homes and Gardens

Strudel Sticks

Apple-Toffee Tartlets

Use refrigerated piecrusts to save time when making tartlets. Store these desserts in the fridge for three days or the freezer for up to three months.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Apple-Toffee Tartlets

Fruit Triangles

Dress up dessert by wrapping dried fruit in phyllo dough. These mini pies are a healthy and delicious way to finish any meal!

From Diabetic Living

Fruit Triangles

Chocolate and Ginger Spiked Scones

Bake these sweet scones on the weekend and store for on-the-go treats all week long. Hint: Freeze the leftovers in a sealed container for up to three months.

From Diabetic Living

Chocolate and Ginger Spiked Scones

Cider-Spiked Apple and Pecan Tart

In this unusual fruit tart, apples are gently cooked in butter, then arranged in a pre-baked crust and brushed with jelly. The result: an edible work of art. The tart's distinct apple flavor comes from boiled cider. You can make your own using the recipe on our site, or buy it in specialty food stores or online.

From Midwest Living

Cider-Spiked Apple and Pecan Tart

Raspberry Cream Tart

This pretty (and easy) dessert has a crust made of refrigerated sugar cookie dough.

From Midwest Living

Raspberry Cream Tart

Ganache-Glazed Peanut Butter Tart

Your friends and family won't be able to resist this luscious Christmas tart recipe that boasts a peanut butter filling and chocolate ganache topping.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Ganache-Glazed Peanut Butter Tart

Double-Almond and Raspberry Blossoms

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.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Double-Almond and Raspberry Blossoms

Apricot-Cherry Tart

Fruit baked in a whole wheat pastry shell makes this dessert low in calories and high in fiber.

From Heart-Healthy Living

Apricot-Cherry Tart

Country Pear Tart

From Heart-Healthy Living

Country Pear Tart

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