Thanksgiving Tart Recipes

No time for pie? Try one of these simpler tarts –– stacked with fruit or spread with chocolate and whipped cream –– to end the holiday meal.

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Chocolate Apricot Tart

For a dessert that combines the flavors of chocolate pudding and cookies (a guaranteed crowd-pleaser), try this simple tart with a grown-up secret: a smear of brandy-soaked apricots. The press-in crust and quick chocolate filling promise easy prep too.

Get the Recipe: Chocolate Apricot Tart

Upside-Down Pear Cranberry Tart

This rustic tart gets its origins from the French apple tarte Tatin, and it can be a beautiful alternative to classic American apple pie. You don't even need a pie tin — and if you feel like it, you can just use premade dough.

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Honey-Glazed Apple Pear Tart

Apples and pears meld in harmony on top of this sweet and buttery honeyed tart from Kelsey Nixon.

Get the Recipe: Honey-Glazed Apple Pear Tart

Walnut Tart

This cool cousin of pecan pie is crunchy and creamy, rich and dense, and super sweet.

Get the Recipe: Walnut Tart

Apple Galette

A galette is a French tart (or simply a pie without a plate), so there's no fancy fluting or lattice-top crust to worry about. You can mix and match the apples to suit your mood, and it adds to the drama if some of the juices escape — just be sure to bake on a sided baking sheet.

Get the Recipe: Apple Galette

Maple Buttermilk Tart

This tart is easier than pie — you have to roll out only one crust. Compact and elegant, it may seem small at only 8 inches, but it's very rich and filling.

Get the Recipe: Maple Buttermilk Tart

Free-Form Apple-Pear-Cranberry Tart

Full of sweet and tangy flavor, this fuss-free tart makes for a beautiful centerpiece — serve it with ice cream to really wow guests.

Get the Recipe: Free-Form Apple-Pear-Cranberry Tart

David Rocco's Torta Di Ricotta

Ricotta, whipped cream and bittersweet chocolate are topped with tender poached pears for an amazing apple pie alternative.

Get the Recipe: Carla's Torta Di Ricotta

Quick Pear Tart

Sunny Anderson combines the best of both worlds — salty and sweet — to create this super-simple tart filled with pears and cheddar.

Get the Recipe: Quick Pear Tart

Chocolate-Hazelnut Tart

This foolproof recipe starts with store-bought pie crust and requires one step: Mix all ingredients (including chocolate chips and chopped hazelnuts), fill crust and bake for an impressive, rich dessert that practically makes itself.

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The World-Famous Tarte Tatin

You can serve this golden puff pastry with a spoonful of creme fraiche or whipped cream, but Jamie loves the contrast between the warm tart and cold ice cream.

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Pear and Cranberry Crostata

A tasty surprise awaits guests when they bite into this tart: a layer of sweet, airy almond cream sandwiched between the fruit and freeform crust.

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Apple Tarte Tatin

Guests will flip for Kelsey's inverted tarte Tatin, which puts the focus on the beautiful apple slices nestled into billowing puff pastry.

Get the Recipe: Apple Tarte Tatin

Double-Chocolate Tart

Thanksgiving is no time to forget about the chocolate lovers. Help them get their fix with Aida's recipe for a double-chocolate tart.

Get the Recipe: Double Chocolate Malted Tart

Cranberry-Ginger Tart with Cardamom Crumbles

This zippy tart is best baked one day ahead and left overnight at room temperature. Serve it with pistachio ice cream to really impress guests.

Get the Recipe: Cranberry Tangerine and Candied Ginger Tart with Cardamom Crumbles