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Armagnac Chocolate Almond Tart

This chocolate almond tart is my twist on pecan pie. I use almonds instead of pecans and golden syrup instead of corn syrup. Both chocolate and Armagnac make this tart really special. Don't skip on toasting the almonds since it brings out the nuttiness of the pie. —Phoebe Saad, Framingham, Massachusetts

Dark Chocolate Truffle Tart

Espresso enhances and intensifies the dark chocolate flavor of my truffe tart. I make the crust with toasted walnuts and...


Brandied Apricot Tart

Canned apricots make this golden, buttery tart a wonderful option any time of year. I brush them with preserves and...


Gingered Almond Truffle Tart

3 reviews

Fresh ginger complements the chocolate truffle filling in this elegant, almost sinful tart. Small servings are best! —Janice Elder, Charlotte,...


Salted Caramel Walnut Tart

2 reviews

It took me a while to figure out a way to convert one of my favorite ice cream flavors into...

Salted Dark Chocolate Tart

When I was little, my grandpa always had a bag of caramels in his truck and a few in his...


Almond Macaroon Tart

1 review

My husband loves his aunt's special almond cake, but she’s very secretive about her recipe. So I used that idea...

Brie and Prosciutto Tart

1 review

Feel free to experiment with this versatile tart. Substitute ham or Canadian bacon for prosciutto, Swiss chard for spinach and...


Cranberry-Pear Tart with Hazelnut Topping

1 review

Treat your family to a fruity, nutty tart that starts with convenient store-bought pastry. Festive ruby-red
cranberries, succulent pears...


White Chocolate-Cranberry-Pecan Tart

1 review

The first time I tasted my friend's dessert was at a Christmas party that she was having. I got a...


Raspberry Red Bakewell Tart

5 reviews

I fell for the Bakewell tart, a British dessert, while stationed in Dubai with the Navy. Jam with almond filling...

Shortbread Lemon Tart

14 reviews

For a change from ordinary lemon bars, we added grated orange zest to both the crust and filling to turn...


Nantucket Cranberry Tart

11 reviews

While everyone is enjoying a bountiful meal, this eye-catching tart can be baking to perfection in the oven. The pretty...


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Favorite Chocolate-Bourbon Pecan Tart

I grew up in Louisiana where, as in most of the South, pecan pie is a staple. This tart variation...


Triple Berry Linzer Tart

My grandmother gave me her signature lattice-topped tart recipe. The bubbling raspberry preserves, citrus and nuts fill our home with...


Cranberry-Orange Crumb Tart

3 reviews

After my sister took the family to the local cranberry festival, my mom bet me that I couldn't make a...

Apple Crumb Tart with Cinnamon Cream

3 reviews

I love homemade apple pie but don't always have time to make it. For a fabulous shortcut, use a cookie...


Chocolate Drizzled Maple-Nut Tart

Here’s a true indulgence for the holiday season. The rich, buttery crust holds a triple-nut filling flavored with maple. When...


Apple Frangipane Phyllo Tart

An almond-flavored frangipane creates a nutty bottom layer for my apple tart. Golden phyllo dough creates a delicate and crispy...


Maple Pecan Tarts

2 reviews

I absolutely love pecans. I combine them with maple and vanilla to create the ultimate tart, made even richer with...


Pear Tart

15 reviews

My sister-in-law brought this pretty pastry to dinner one night, and we all went back for seconds. It is truly...


Cranberry Ginger Tart

I love desserts that look this impressive but are actually simple to make. This almond-crusted tart will charm guests, especially...


Chocolate Pear Hazelnut Tart

3 reviews

As a teenage foreign exchange student in the south of France, I was horribly homesick. Then my host family's Grandmother...


Asiago Beef Tart

2 reviews

I love simple recipes that are fancy enough for guests. To get a velvety texture in this tart, I use...

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Pepperoni Spinach Quiche

20 reviews

Several years ago, I had to come up with an appetizer to serve at a pool party, and this colorful...


Linzertorte

4 reviews

My Austrian grandmother made this nutty jam-filled linzer torte only at Christmastime. So did my mother, and now I'm proud...


Chocolate-Strawberry Cream Cheese Tart

2 reviews

Bound to impress, this dessert features velvety cream cheese, fresh red strawberries and a drizzle of fudge atop a crunchy...


Chocolate S’mores Tart

2 reviews

I created this tart for my kids, who love having s'mores on the fire pit. It’s truly indulgent. We simply...


Citrus Cornmeal Cake

2 reviews

Cornmeal adds a rustic quality to this delicate dessert flavored with citrus and almond. It’s sure to be a staple...


White Chocolate Cranberry Almond Tart

1 review

A sweet white chocolate drizzle perfectly balances the tangy cranberries in my signature holiday dessert. I also make this tart...