Sweet and Tangy Sweet Tarts that Melt in Your Mouth

Are you looking for a sweet treat that will satisfy your cravings and delight your taste buds? Look no further than this sweet tart recipe! I promise you won’t be disappointed in this delicious dessert.

If you’re a fan of tart recipes, you’ll love this sweet twist on the classic. These delightful bites pack a punch with their mix of sweet and tart flavors that are sure to leave your palate feeling satisfied.

With ingredients like cranberry juice, Amaretto, and powdered sugar, this homemade sweet tart recipe is sure to impress. Not only is it easy to make, but it’s also affordable and can be customized to your liking.

Whether you’re serving these sweet tarts as a breakfast dessert or saving them for a special occasion, they’re certain to be a hit. Trust me, one bite and you’ll be hooked!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Sweet Tarts
Sweet Tarts

There are a million sweet tart recipes out there, but I guarantee you this one will steal the show. What sets this recipe apart from the others is its unique mix of flavors and textures that’ll make your taste buds hop with joy.

Imagine sinking your teeth into a buttery sweet tart crust that’s just perfectly crispy, yet flaky enough to crumble in your mouth. And then there’s the silky smooth filling made with cranberry juice and Amaretto that’ll give you a sweet, tangy kick all at once.

My sweet tarts recipe is sure to satisfy any sweet tooth, while also pleasing those who enjoy a hint of savory goodness in their pastries.

Furthermore, this recipe is incredibly versatile, allowing you to add your own spin on it – whether you want to experiment with different fruit juices or play around with various toppings – the possibilities are endless. Trust me when I say, you won’t find another recipe that can be customized in so many ways and still turn out deliciously every single time.

So why settle for a basic tart when you can treat yourself to my delectable, homemade sweet tarts? Bite into pure happiness with each mouthful and show off your culinary skills to those lucky enough to try them.

Ingredient List

 These sweet tarts will melt in your mouth!
These sweet tarts will melt in your mouth!

Before we start, let’s take a look at what ingredients we’ll need for these sweet tarts. Here is a list of everything you need:

For the crust:

  • 1 1/4 cups (150g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup (60g) powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup (115g) unsalted butter, chilled and cut into small pieces
  • 3 tablespoons cold water

For the filling:

  • 1/4 cup cranberry juice
  • 3 tablespoons Amaretto
  • 2 cups (480ml) sweet tart candy
  • 1/4 cup (50g) granulated sugar
  • 1 packet unflavored gelatin
  • 5 ounces soda
  • Food coloring

Tart shells:

  • Puff pastry or shortbread crust

Additional toppings (optional):

  • Mini strawberry tarts
  • Lemon tarts
  • Cornflake tart

The Recipe How-To

 The perfect balance of sweet and tart flavors.
The perfect balance of sweet and tart flavors.

Now we’re getting to the sweet and tart of it! Get ready to put those baking skills to work with this Sweet Tarts recipe.

Preparing the Sweet Tart Crust

First, let’s start with the foundation. In a mixing bowl, combine 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour, 1/2 cup of powdered sugar, and a pinch of salt. Next, grab a stick (1/2 cup) of unsalted butter, softened to room temperature, and cut it into small pieces before adding it to the dry ingredients. Using your fingers or a pastry cutter, work the butter into the mixture until it resembles coarse meal. Add one egg yolk and mix everything together until you get a dough ball that holds together.

Press the dough firmly into tart shells, covering the bottom and sides as evenly as possible. You can use mini tart pans or one large tart pan as desired. Refrigerate the crusts for at least 30 minutes.

Making the Sweet Tart Filling

Now it’s time to whip up that mouthwatering filling. In a small non-reactive bowl, pour in 3 tablespoons of cranberry juice and sprinkle 3 tablespoons of gelatin powder over it. Let it sit for a minute until softened.

Next, add in 1/4 cup of Amaretto (optional), 1 cup of granulated sugar, and stir everything until combined.

In a pot of simmering water, place the bowl with your mixture and stir constantly until sugar dissolves completely and gelatin is completely dissolved as well – about 5 minutes.

Once fully dissolved, remove from heat and allow it to cool down just enough so that it won’t cook the eggs.

Lightly beat three eggs in a separate bowl and whisk them slowly into the sweet tart mixture until combined.

Pour the sweet tart mixture evenly into the prepared crusts while taking care not to overfill them.


Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) before placing your filled tart shells on a baking sheet.

Bake your sweet tarts for approximately 15-20 minutes or until their filling has set.

Remove them from the oven once they’re done baking and let them cool on wire racks before indulging in their gooey goodness!

You now have 24 sweet tarts all ready to impress friends or satisfy that sweet tooth craving anytime!

Substitutions and Variations

 The smell of freshly baked tarts is simply irresistible!
The smell of freshly baked tarts is simply irresistible!

Are you feeling adventurous? Ready to experiment with new flavors and ingredients? Then this section is for you! Sweet tarts are a versatile treat that can be customized in countless ways. Here are some ideas to get your creative juices flowing:

– Fruit: The recipe calls for cranberry juice, but you can use any type of fruit juice you like. For example, try orange juice, grapefruit juice, or apple cider for a different flavor profile. You can also experiment with different types of fresh or frozen fruit (such as raspberries, blueberries, or peaches) in place of the cranberries.

– Liqueur: Want to add a boozy kick to your sweet tarts? Replace the cranberry juice with Amaretto, Grand Marnier, or another liqueur of your choice. Just be sure to use it sparingly so as not to overpower the other flavors.

– Tart shell: While the recipe gives instructions for making a traditional tart crust from scratch, you can also use pre-made tart shells from the store if you’re short on time. You could even try using puff pastry instead!

– Powdered sugar: For a healthier twist on this recipe, consider using a natural sweetener such as honey or maple syrup instead of powdered sugar.

– Toppings: Get creative with your toppings! Try adding chopped nuts (such as almonds or pecans), shredded coconut, or even a drizzle of chocolate sauce over the top of your sweet tarts.

By experimenting with new ingredients and flavor combinations, you may discover new favorite variations on this classic dessert. So why not take some risks and spice up your sweet tarts? Who knows what delicious surprises await you!

Serving and Pairing

 Bite-sized beauties ready to be devoured.
Bite-sized beauties ready to be devoured.

Welcome to the serving and pairing section of this sweet tart recipe article. As someone who bakes with passion, I love nothing more than seeing my creations enjoyed and savored. And that’s why I’m excited to offer some serving suggestions that will make your sweet tarts taste even better.

First, let’s discuss types of sweet tarts. This recipe is open to interpretation, so you can customize the filling to suit your mood and occasion. For a classic lemon tart, use freshly squeezed lemon juice for a tangy, citrusy flavor. If you like berries, cranberry juice or mixed berry jam is an excellent option. And for those who crave chocolate and hazelnut or want something unique, try using Amaretto.

Now on to pairings for your sweet tarts. The beauty of these lovely treats is that they’re versatile enough to pair with a variety of beverages like coffee, tea, hot chocolate and even milk. You can also serve them as part of a dessert platter with other goodies that complement their flavors.

If you’re feeling fancy, adding a sprinkle of powdered sugar on top makes these humble treats elegant and perfect for special occasions like weddings, bridal showers or tea parties. For more ideas on how to enhance your sweet tart experiences, try pairing them with fresh fruit slices such as strawberries or a light whipped cream. This will add contrast to the sweet savory tarts without overpowering their unique flavors.

Overall, sweet tarts are delicious on their own but can be paired with different drinks and snacks depending on the occasion. With these recommendations in hand, let your imagination run wild and create something deliciously memorable.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 One bite and you'll be transported to sugar heaven.
One bite and you’ll be transported to sugar heaven.

Alright, so you’ve made a batch of these delectable sweet tarts, and now you’re wondering how to ensure they stay fresh and delicious for later consumption. Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered!

Make-ahead: These tarts can easily be made ahead of time if you want to get a head-start on your baking. Simply bake them as instructed in the recipe and let them cool completely before storing. You can store them at room temperature for up to two days, or in the fridge for up to five days.

Storing: If you have leftovers or need to store baked tarts for later use, wrap each tart individually in plastic wrap and store in an airtight container or resealable bag. This will keep them fresh and prevent them from becoming stale.

Reheating: If you find yourself with leftover tarts that have lost their crispiness, don’t worry – you can easily bring them back to life! Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C), place the tarts on a baking sheet and bake for 5-7 minutes. This will warm them up and help restore their crispy texture.

Pro tip: For an extra burst of flavor, sprinkle some powdered sugar over the tarts before reheating them. This will add a touch of sweetness and create a beautiful presentation.

So go ahead and make a large batch of these sweet treats – they’re perfect for breakfast, dessert, or any time you’re craving something sweet!

Tips for Perfect Results

 These tarts are as pretty as they are delicious!
These tarts are as pretty as they are delicious!

As a seasoned baker, I have learned from my own mistakes and successes. Here are some handpicked tips to make the best sweet tarts of your life.

First, do not overwork the dough when making the crust. Overworking will result in a tough texture instead of a delicate and flaky one. Use a light hand and avoid handling the dough too much.

When pre-baking the crust, line it with parchment paper and fill it with weights or beans to prevent it from puffing up in the oven. After removing the weights, return the crust to the oven for a few more minutes to dry out any excess moisture.

For fruit tarts, allow the filling to set before adding any decorative touches like fresh fruit or powdered sugar. This will prevent them from sinking into the filling or becoming too wet and soggy.

When baking with gelatin, dissolve it completely in warm liquid before mixing it into the other ingredients. If not dissolved properly, it may cause lumps which can ruin the entire recipe.

If you want to add some unique flavors to your tart filling, consider using cranberry juice or Amaretto for a tart and sweet combination. These flavors work particularly well with lemon or chocolate tart.

Lastly, take your time decorating your beautiful sweet tarts. You can use fresh fruits, edible flowers or even chocolate shavings. The possibilities are endless. Don’t be afraid to get creative and try new things.

By following these tips, you’ll be able to create homemade sweet tarts that look and taste like they came from a professional bakery.


Before we wrap up this article, let’s take a look at some commonly asked questions about these delicious sweet tarts. Here are some answers to help clear up any doubts or reservations you may have.

Should I Prebake my tart shells?

Whether or not to prebake your tart shells depends on the filling you plan to use. In case your filling requires baking as well, it is advisable to partially blind-bake the shells to ensure that the bottom does not become soft before filling them and completing the baking process. This will result in a perfectly crisp and delicious tart crust.

What is the most popular tart?

The following desserts from different countries are worth trying: a meringue tart from France, Tarte Normande from Normandy in France, Pastafrola from Argentina, Bakewell Tart from Bakewell in the United Kingdom, Butter Tarts from Canada, Crostata from Italy, Pastiera from Naples in Italy, and Sweet Pastry Egg Tart from Guangdong, China.

What is tart filling made of?

The typical filling for a fruit tart consists of a sweet and creamy pastry cream. This delicious concoction is made with a combination of ingredients such as milk, eggs, butter, corn starch, sugar, and vanilla.

Bottom Line

Well, there you have it – a delicious and easy-to-follow recipe for homemade sweet tarts. Whether you’re in the mood for a simple dessert or a show-stopping pastry, this recipe has got you covered. With just a few basic ingredients and some creativity, you can take your sweet tarts to the next level and impress your friends and family.

So why not give this recipe a try and see what all the fuss is about? You won’t be disappointed! And if you’re feeling adventurous, don’t be afraid to experiment with different flavors and fillings until you find your perfect combination. After all, the beauty of baking is in the endless possibilities.

But before you go, I’d like to leave you with one final piece of advice. Don’t be too hard on yourself if things don’t go perfectly the first time around. Baking is an art form that takes practice and patience, so don’t give up if your tarts don’t turn out quite as planned. Instead, learn from your mistakes and keep trying until you get it right. I promise, the end result will be well worth it.

Happy baking!

Sweet Tarts

Sweet Tarts Recipe

Tangy and very sweet!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: < 15 Mins, Berries, Beverages, Easy, Fruit, No-Cook, Small Appliance, Sweet
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Calories: 49.1kcal


  • 1 ounce Amaretto
  • 1 ounce Southern Comfort
  • 1 ounce cranberry juice
  • 1 ounce sour mix


  • Mix with lots of ice and pour!
  • Shots or On The Rocks is best!
  • I took a picture of it in a martini glass which was great if you like it sweet!

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Serving: 29g | Calories: 49.1kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Sodium: 0.4mg | Sugar: 1.8g

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