When you are exploring the world of mini tart recipes, the options are endless!
These bite sized desserts are like treating yourself to a mini pie, but without the top crust on it.
Next time you have some guests over for dinner and don’t know what to make for dessert, whip up some sweet mini tarts and everyone will be thrilled to not have to share their cute little mini tart.
With the crumbly crust, sweet fillings, and all of the amazing toppings, it was hard to narrow down this list to just 12 mini tart recipes.
There are so many more options out there for you to try but this list is a great place to start.
If you are in the mood for something more traditional, bake up some Butter Tarts or Pecan Tassies.
In the mood for something fruitier?
You can’t go wrong with the Tropical Passion Fruit Tartlets.
Learning how to make mini tarts will change up your dessert game, for the better.
Even if you’re a fresh new baker, these recipes are easy to follow and taste great so you won’t feel the need to buy mini tarts from the store ever again!
Everybody loves chocolate. (Right? Right?)
If you make a chocolate ganache and fill it into a cookie shell, what could go wrong?
These also don’t require baking which makes for some of the best sweet mini tart recipes with no room for baking error!
Everyone who tries these will be blown away by how great they taste.
They won’t believe how easy it was to prepare them!
This mini fruit tart recipe can be thrown together in little time for a simple and sweet treat on a moment’s notice!
Using a mini muffin pan and mini muffin liners makes this so much easier than it already is and gives you consistent mini tarts.
Although raspberry preserves taste great with the almond flavor, you can use strawberry, cherry, peach, or whatever other fruit flavors you love.
This recipe makes a dozen mini tarts but once you see how great they taste, you will want to make way more!
You have probably had plenty of chocolate or fruit tarts as you’re out and about browsing restaurants and grocery stores.
But how often have you had blueberry white chocolate mini fruit tarts?
These two flavors balance out so well with each other and create a beautiful purple color for the ganache.
The texture of the ganache may be different from what you are used to but that is intentional so that there is a balance between the two flavors.
If you would like it to have a more solid consistency, add more white chocolate or put the ganache in the freezer for a bit.
Whether a thin or dense ganache, it will still taste amazing.
The best mini tart recipes take our favorite childhood treats and transform them into something we can enjoy guilt-free as an adult!
As children, we enjoyed Snickers bars all the time but as we’ve grown up, we indulge less and less in the classic candy bar.
These mini tarts will let you enjoy them once again.
The pie crust is full of a Snickers cheesecake filling, topped with a chocolate ganache, all with a piece of a Snickers bar on top.
How delicious does that sound?
Every part of this mini fruit tart recipe tastes delicious and has so much attention to detail and flavor.
Start with a fresh homemade shortbread crust, or a store-bought mini crust as the base of your mini tarts.
Fill the shells with a tasty vanilla pastry cream.
Pick your favorite fruit and top your fruit tartlets!
Fresh and sweet fruits like strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries are amazing to top off these bite sized desserts with.
If you want to make them extra special, add a little bit of whipped cream on top!
There are some mini tart recipe ideas that have withstood the test of time, and for good reason.
Butter tarts, for example, are a tried and true way to please all of the dessert lovers you need to feed.
This recipe does call for raisins or walnuts added in but you can always leave them out if you’re not a fan of them.
Once you’ve either purchased or made your pie shells, all of the other ingredients should be found easily in your own pantry!
You can’t go wrong with serving up these mini tarts at your next gathering!
We’ve all been in the situation where we start craving mini fruit tarts but don’t want to deal with a long wait to bake them, a drive to the grocery store to pick up ingredients, or spending an unnecessary amount of money at a specialty cafe.
These mini lemon cheesecake tarts take less than half an hour to make and don’t require a lot of ingredients meaning you can get to enjoying your special sweet treat soon!
This recipe calls for lemon curd.
You can always prepare this yourself but there is nothing wrong with buying it pre-made from the store.
Even without the optional garnishes this will be an amazing treat for you but if you want, feel free to add some lemon zest, powdered sugar, or some more lemon curd on top.
All of the mini tarts on this list taste amazing but for these puff pastry cream cheese fruit tarts, the filling really takes the cake.
You don’t have to bother with making your own puff pastry or pie crust so add this to your list of favorite mini tart shells filling recipes!
The filling has a distinct lemon cheesecake flavor that you will fall in love with and use over and over again for all of your fruit tartlets.
You can use whatever fruit or berries you like to top these off with but strawberries and blueberries make for a great 4th of July themed dessert!
Sprinkle a little bit of sugar on top if you want an extra dash of sweetness and you have yourself some amazing tasting mini tarts!
This is one recipe for fruit tartlet that will impress the pickiest of eaters!
The tropical flavor of the passion fruit curd combined with the buttery shortbread crust will guarantee everyone will be asking for seconds of these.
If you’re in a rush or not a fan of making your own tart shells, this is another chance for you to use pre-made pie crust that you have cut into smaller pieces.
Top these tartlets off with some kiwi or mint leaves and you have a little taste of tropical paradise for yourself.
Summertime is a great time for fresh fruit.
Strawberries, kiwis, apricots, blueberries, and raspberries are the star of the show for these mini fruit tarts.
But we absolutely can’t ignore the rich and smooth custard filling below the fresh fruit.
This custard is not too sweet or overwhelming so it allows the flavors of the fruit to shine through.
And with a dash of white chocolate lining the tart shells along with a bit of melted jam brushed on top of the fruit, you will love every aspect of these tartlets.
11. Pecan Tassies
This specific sweet mini tart recipe is great for holiday gatherings but if we have learned anything from checking out this list, it is that these sweet mini tart recipes are perfect to be enjoyed any time we choose!
No more pecan pies, switch over to these pecan tassies for bite-sized personal pecan tartlets.
The crust only takes three ingredients to make and the filling takes five so they are really simple to make but with a taste that’s far from simple or boring.
These can be enjoyed fresh out of the oven.
Let’s see which is quicker: how long it takes to make them or how long it takes for every single one to be eaten up!
It’s always more fun in the kitchen when the younger kids can join along and help make their own snacks and treats.
Some mini tart recipes can make it hard to let the young ones join in on the baking but these banana cream tartlets are simple enough that everyone can help!
The crust of these tartlets is made with vanilla wafer cookies that have been processed or crushed up.
The filling is full of vanilla pudding and whipped cream.
Add a small slice of banana, whipped cream, and a vanilla wafer cookie and the whole family will love this treat.
The kids will feel extra excited getting to enjoy the sweets they helped make!
The bottom line
These sweet mini tart recipes will become your new favorite dessert to prepare.
No matter what the occasion is, you’ll start craving these.
And once you see how easy it is to make them, they’ll easily become part of your weekly dessert lineup!
- No Bake Mini Chocolate Tarts
- Mini Raspberry Almond Tarts
- Original Blueberry Ganache Tart
- Snickers Bar Mini Tarts
- Mini Fruit Tarts
- Old Fashioned Butter Tarts
- Lemon Cheesecake Tartlets
- Puff Pastry Cream Cheese Fruit Tarts
- Tropical Passion Fruit Tartlets
- Summer Fruit Tartlets
- Pecan Tassies
- Mini Banana Cream Pie
- Scroll for your favorite recipe from our list of Mini Tart Recipes.
- Pick out the ingredients needed for the recipe you want.
- Cook then enjoy immediately!