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.

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

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

Pear and Mincemeat Tart

If you've shied away from sampling mincemeat, give it a try in this festive tart. Mincemeat is simply a mix of apples, raisins, spices, and candied fruit--the meat of old is seldom used in modern day recipes.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Pear and Mincemeat Tart

Chocolate-Crusted Chocolate Tarts

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.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Chocolate-Crusted Chocolate Tarts

Strawberry Turnovers

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.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Strawberry Turnovers

Apricot-Almond Breakfast Pastries

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.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Apricot-Almond Breakfast Pastries

Chocolate Eclairs

Throw inhibitions aside as you unveil these tempting cream-filled chocolate pastries at your next dinner party.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Chocolate Eclairs

Provencale Tarts

For quick frilly edges on these fancy filled appetizer cups, use a fluted pastry wheel to cut the puff pastry.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Provencale Tarts

Cheese-and-Walnut-Stuffed Mushrooms In Phyllo

Bite into one of these little phyllo packets and discover the mushroom surprise inside.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Cheese-and-Walnut-Stuffed Mushrooms In Phyllo

Nut Wedges

Reminiscent of Greek baklava, yet easier to make, these tiny pastries burst with rich honey-nut filling. Brew a pot of tea to serve with them.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Nut Wedges

Beet and Farmer Cheese Tartlets

From Ladies' Home Journal

Beet and Farmer Cheese Tartlets

Bunuelos

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.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Bunuelos

Walnut Potica

Slovenian miners who settled in the upper midwest introduced this sweet yeast bread to American cuisine. The dough is rolled very thin to make many layers of nut filling.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Walnut Potica

Bite-Size Tomato and Mozzarella Tarts

From Ladies' Home Journal

Bite-Size Tomato and Mozzarella Tarts

Mini-Mexican Meat Pies

From Ladies' Home Journal

Mini-Mexican Meat Pies

Cranberry Tart

From Family Circle

Cranberry Tart

Sugar-Free Blueberry Tarts

From Family Circle

Sugar-Free Blueberry Tarts

Spinach-Cheese Tart

From Diabetic Living

Spinach-Cheese Tart

Nuts About Cranberries Tart

From Diabetic Living

Nuts About Cranberries Tart

Raisin-Pumpkin Tart

From Diabetic Living

Raisin-Pumpkin Tart

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