9 Sweet and Savory Tarts That Taste Like Springtime on a Butter Crust

Fact: there is never a bad time for pie. Rough breakup? You could use a slice. Rainy day got you down? Get in that buttery goodness. For us, it’s never a question of whether you should have pie — it’s about when and what kind.

During winter, we hunkered down with the hearty, stick-to-your-ribs variety, from apple lattice to pot pie. But now that spring has reared its sunny head, we’re all about those bright, warm-weather tarts. Ditch the top crust, and pile that fresh produce high. We’re serving up springtime in style.

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by Lisa Siva

Apple Butter Bacon Tartlets

Start off tart season right with the ultimate sweet meets savory appetizer, courtesy of My Name Is Yeh.

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Asparagus & Gruyere Tarts

Made with frozen puff pastry, this tart from Joy the Baker is all springtime and no sweat.

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Tomato Basil Tart

Our friends at A Pastry Affair say hello to spring with fresh, just-ripe tomatoes.

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Strawberry Rhubarb Tarte Tatin

Think of the tarte tatin as your slightly confused, yet endearing friend. Sure, it’s baked upside-down, but this tart is packed with fresh fruit and irresistible goodness. Thanks, Adventures in Cooking!

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Apple, Cheddar, & Caramelized Onion Galette

The galette is pie’s rustic, woodsy cousin who lives on a farm in Portland. This version from Savory Simple layers a trifecta of delicious ingredients — no tart pan needed.

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Canadian Butter Tarts

Our northern neighbors know what’s up. These mini butter tarts from Crepes of Wrath are filled with a gooey, caramel filling that makes us go weak in the knees.

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Tomato & Chanterelle Tart

Warm weather means you can never have enough tomatoes. Over at Green Kitchen Stories, chanterelle mushrooms lends an otherwise delicate tart some heft.

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Peach Almond Galette

A Cozy Kitchen layers fresh peaches and ground almonds for a sunny, springtime treat.

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Raspberry Cheesecake Tartlets

It’s cheesecake. With raspberries. But in tart form. Hummingbird High just gets us.

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