Healthy Dessert Tart Recipes

Find healthy, delicious dessert tart recipes including apple and pear tarts. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Staff Picks

Strawberry-Rhubarb Frangipane Tart

Here we swirl jammy fruit through the almond-based pastry cream, frangipane, in a pretty herringbone pattern. The earthy flavor of spelt flour is a nice complement to the filling. Look for it with other flours at well-stocked supermarkets.
By Judy Kim

Mini Lemon Curd Tarts

Pucker up with these mini lemon curd tarts! A sweet graham cracker crust pressed into a muffin tin holds the sweet and tangy lemon filling. This easy lemony dessert is perfect for brunch or an after-dinner treat.

Strawberry Tart

This simple strawberry tart shines with the natural sweetness of fresh strawberries. A lightly sweetened cream cheese filling holds the berries in place, while a light glaze of strawberry jam gives the tart an extra boost of strawberry flavor.
By Jasmine Smith

Pineapple-Coconut Tart

Using peel and juice from a fresh lemon gives this pineapple tart a tang that's as refreshing as a tropical breeze.

Apricot-Strawberry Tart

In this healthy one-bowl dessert recipe, strawberries and apricots are a sweet-tart combination for the filling, but you can use 3 cups of any sliced summer fruit or berries that inspire you. Although this is technically a tart, it bakes best in (and is easiest to serve from) a springform pan instead of a classic tart pan. Serve with whipped cream, if desired.

Blueberry Tart with Walnut Crust

Rating: 4.74 stars
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For this tart a few tablespoons of maple syrup sweeten the blueberry topping and round out the flavor of the cream filling.

Rustic Pear Tart

Rating: 4.67 stars
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Who says you can't have your tart and eat it, too? This deceptively simple fall dessert is made for special celebrations. Look for a fragrant pear that's nonetheless firm to the touch.

Chard & Feta Tart

Rating: 4.83 stars
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Fragrant lemon zest, briny olives and salty feta balance the bitterness of the dark leafy greens in this Greek-inspired tart. The crackerlike crust is quite sturdy so you can serve this as finger food at your next party or alongside a mixed green salad for a light supper.

Raspberry-Almond Crumb Tart

Rating: 4.47 stars
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You can quickly make the crust for this tart in the food processor and then press it into the pan--no need to dig out a rolling pin and struggle to transfer a tender pastry dough from pin to pan. Extra crust dough doubles as a crumbly topping.

Banana Split Tarts

Ready in just five minutes, this dessert for one is super-satisfying.

Rustic Mushroom Tart

Rating: 4.33 stars
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Don't let phyllo dough's fussy reputation put you off: our method of brushing olive oil and sprinkling breadcrumbs between the layers makes this tart actually quite simple to assemble, and helps keep it healthy. It can be served as a main course or cut into smaller pieces and enjoyed as an appetizer.

Lemon Meringue Tart for Two

Rating: 5 stars
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A mile-high meringue is possible only if the egg white, bowl and beaters are at room temperature.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Tomato Phyllo Tart

Rating: Unrated
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This colorful tomato tart will surely impress friends; no one has to know how quickly it comes together. Basil adds a fragrant finishing touch.

Almond Cookie Tart with Peaches & Berries

Consider this easy gluten-free fruit tart recipe your year-round secret dessert weapon. It serves a crowd, making it perfect for entertaining. Here we top it with summer stone fruit and berries, but try sliced persimmons and pomegranate seeds in the fall or citrus suprêmes come winter.

Rustic Berry Tart

Rating: 4 stars
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The secret to this free-form tart is the layer of ground almonds under the berries: it thickens the juices, prevents a soggy crust and delivers an exquisite background flavor for the intense berries.