10 Terrific Tart Recipes for Every Meal

Tarts can go way beyond sweet. Make a chicken tart for dinner or have a tomato tart for lunch

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A sweet and deligtful berry tart to serve after dinner. 

It’s hard to find a dish that works for multiple meals. We all know that you can have bacon at any time of the day, and yes, breakfast for dinner is fun once in a while. But you may be surprised to learn that tarts can be adjusted to fit your breakfast, lunch, and dinner needs.

A tart is a baked dish consisting of a filling in a pastry that is open on the top. Most people think that the tart filling has to be sweet — jam, berries, and candied nuts are classic tart contents — but savory ingredients work just as well. Tarts make for a delicious dessert, but they go beyond sweet.

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For Sunday brunch, why not experiment with a savory egg-stuffed tart? Make The Daily Meal’s Baked Egg Bell Pepper Tarts — they are filled with bell peppers onion, spinach, Cheddar, and creamy eggs. Scrambled eggs work great, and mini tarts make an adorable nest for sunny-side-up eggs. Go savory for dinner with a savory corn tart or a delicious chicken and cheese tart. Take a short cut and use pre-made chicken — you’ll get dinner on the table in a jiffy.

Want to learn more about savory and sweet tart options? We have 10 recipes to get you started to your tart-making mission.

Apple Tart

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Apples and New England are practically synonymous. I remember my parents bringing them home by the bushel; we would enjoy them straight through fall and winter. I was always partial to the most simple of recipes, like this one, which requires little fuss and delivers lots of sweet satisfaction. It is great as a midday snack, but also as a perfect treat for after dinner. — Terry Walters

For the Apple Tart recipe, click here.

Baked Egg Bell Pepper Tarts

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Red bell peppers, onion, and spinach are cooked together, then spiced with Cheddar cheese and a touch of cayenne. The sautéed vegetables make a delightful nest for an egg baked sunny side up in the oven — this is a delicious and beautiful dish to make for brunch over the weekend. —Fab Frugal Food

For the Baked Egg Bell Pepper Tart recipe, click here.