Dig in to a warm and comforting slice of one of these holiday pie and tart recipes.
With so many events during the holiday season, sometimes, traditional standby dessert options start to feel well, stale. We’ve rounded up our favorite holiday pie and tart recipes that are all easy crowd pleasers. We’ve got something for chocolate lovers with our Chocolate-Pecan Mousse tart, which you can make and freeze the crust ahead of time for. (Hello hectic holiday schedules!) Got some fruit fiends in your family? We thought of them with our Raspberry-Almond Pear Tart. Or, looking for a super-simple way to impress a crowd? A Lemon-Coconut Tart is easy to garnish with raspberries and thyme sprigs and looks festive and fresh on a dessert table. To keep things informal (and quick, and inexpensive, and delicious…), use ingredients you probably already have on hand (flour, butter, salt) to make a simple, rustic apple tart with Granny Smith apples. Whichever you choose, it’s hard to go wrong with any of these Southern Living holiday pie and tart recipe favorites.
Chocolate-Pecan Mousse Tart
Recipe: Chocolate-Pecan Mousse Tart
You can make and freeze crust ahead of time; thaw in your refrigerator overnight before preparing the filling.
Tipsy Spiced Fruit Tart with Buttermilk Whipped Cream
The bourbon-soaked fruits and bold flavors in this rustic pie make it an adults-only dessert. Splurge for a premium brandy or bourbon—it’s worth it.
Step-by-Step: How To Make a Fabulous Fruit Tart
Upside-Down Apple Tart
Recipe: Upside-Down Apple Tart
Make a simple, rustic apple tart with Granny Smith apples plus a few other ingredients you probably already have on hand: flour, butter, and salt.
Rich Chocolate Tart
Recipe: Rich Chocolate Tart
A gingersnap crust holds the rich, creamy chocolate filling of this tart. Garnish it with sweetened whipped cream and dried fig halves.
Ambrosia Chess Tarts
Recipe: Ambrosia Chess Tarts
Transform the Southern holiday staple into one of these beautiful bite-sized indulgences.
Raspberry-Almond Pear Tart
Recipe: Raspberry-Almond Pear Tart
Vanilla wafer crumbs and almonds add flavor and texture to this raspberry and pear tart.
Black Mission Fig Tart
Recipe: Black Mission Fig Tart
Indulge in this rich, creamy, and spicy fig tart. It pairs perfectly with a side of ice cream.
Recipe: Lemon-Coconut Tart
This tart makes a stylish addition to a holiday buffet when served whole on a pretty platter and garnished with fresh raspberries and thyme sprigs. Let guests cut their own pieces with a pie server.
Peppermint Brownie Tarts
Recipe: Peppermint Brownie Tarts
Refreshing peppermint-chocolate frosting tops this decadent and fudgy brownie tart. Garnish with crushed peppermint candy canes.
Muscadine Pudding Tarts
Recipe: Muscadine Pudding Tarts
The juice of muscadine grapes gives this tart its vibrant color and wonderful flavor. Top with a dollop of sweetened whipped cream and thinly sliced muscadines.