6 Fabulous Sweet Fillings for Mini-Tarts for Your Next Party

Sneak Preview: This collection of sweet fillings for mini-tarts is the perfect dessert when you have many people to serve, such as at a wedding, shower, or party.

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Is your calendar full of parties and celebrations? Mini-tarts are the perfect dessert for spring celebrations because they are easy to serve and eat, pretty to display, and portion sizes are pre-determined. Take a look at this collection of 5 Fabulous Sweet Fillings for Mini-Tarts for Your Next Party. Don’t miss the video for making the mini-tart crusts.

Need some ideas for easy-to-serve and delicious-to-eat desserts? Consider these mini-tarts.  They aren’t too rich, too big, or too sweet. They’re j–u–s–t…..right!

Mini-tarts have become something of a signature dish for me. Consequently, I can’t seem to stop myself from inventing new variations. Check out the other choices if you don’t fancy the Pinterest-popular fruit tarts seen above. Click on the picture or the titles below to see the recipes.

Worried about making mini-tart crusts?

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No problem…

The recipe for mini-crusts is included with each recipe pictured below. Hopefully, the video showing how to make mini-tart crusts at home inspires you.

To me, the crust is just as important as the filling. In other words, they are worth the extra trouble. This recipe tastes just like a shortbread cookie and is SO delicious.

Nevertheless, if you don’t have the time or inclination, you can buy ready-made crusts from the grocery store.

If you are feeling adventurous or need many crusts, try these. With a little practice, you’ll be a pro.

A Mini-Tart Sweet Fillings Collection

Sweet Mascarpone Cheesecake Mini Tarts
A no-bake filling featuring mascarpone cheese makes these two-bite cheesecake mini-tarts easy to make ahead of time. Garnish with the fruit of your choice.
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Sweet Chocolate Pecan Filling Recipe for Shortbread Mini Tarts
Browned butter provides the base for this pecan lover’s dream dessert. You don’t have to make the crusts but this recipe for shortbread crusts makes them the BEST pecan tarts ever!
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Chocolate Ganache Tartlet Recipe
These mini chocolate tarts or tartlets feature chocolate or vanilla-flavored homemade shortbread crusts. Fill them with a rich but effortless bittersweet chocolate ganache.
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Mini Lemon Tarts with a Shortbread Crust
These Easy Mini Lemon Tarts are made with lemon curd and homemade créme fraîche. Pile the filling into homemade shortbread crusts and decorate with fruit. It’s a little bit rich but the perfect size for satisfying an after-dinner sweet tooth.
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Mini Fruit Tarts with Vanilla Pastry Cream
These shortbread-crusted tarts are filled with a light, creamy custard made in the microwave, and then topped with the fresh fruit of your choice.
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Fresh Mini Strawberry Tarts with Shortbread Crusts
Homemade shortbread cookie crusts are filled with sliced, fresh strawberries held together with a shiny easy-to-make glaze. Easy to serve and even easier to eat.
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If you have questions or suggestions, email me privately for a quick answer: Paula at saladinajar.com. Hope to see you again soon! 

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  1. Hi Paula,
    I happened to buy mini tart shells and am wondering whether you have a recipe for mini cheese tarts especially how to bake the pre baked mini tart.

  2. OH my word, you are such a temptress! These look amazing. I usually steer clear of mini tarts because it seems too much work to make all those little crusts, but I may have to try some of these. They look terrific, but that may be in part because I am fasting today. Thanks, Paula! Happy Easter to you as well.

    1. Becky, You made me laugh. Fasting would make a stale candy bar look good! Those little crusts are a bit tricky for novices but if you have made a pie crust before, they are a cinch. As with most things, a little practice makes perfect. I always recommend people give these an experimental run before the big day. You’ll be able to make those little crusts in a flash before you know it and they’ll taste SO-O-O much better than the store-bought crusts.