These savory mini tart recipes make it so easy to throw together a party for friends or family. The small size of these appetizers are perfect for entertaining.
Appetizers are popular all year long, but especially during this time of the year when the majority of parties are happening. Serving appetizers is a great way to pull a holiday party together quickly.
We will even make a few appetizers for easy dinners instead of eating a big meal. It's a nice way to celebrate the weekend.
Why These Recipes Work
I've gathered a group of easy mini tarts so there isn't a lot of work involved in any of these recipes.
You could even put together a brunch celebration using these tart recipes, served with a large bowl of fresh fruit like melon and fresh berries. Grab this cranberry mimosa recipe to serve alongside your tarts!
Whether you use sheets of puff pastry, phyllo cups, tart shells, or your own dough in mini muffin tins, you'll be creating tasty appetizers with fresh flavor. There is no need to buy frozen appetizers when you can make these at home!
The only thing left is to gather some sweet treats like these Italian dessert recipes to go with these savory mini tart recipes and you'll be set for a wonderful party! Then again, why not ask guests to bring dessert?
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These savory mini tarts will need to be refrigerated in an airtight container or in plastic wrap for up to 3 days. Most can be frozen as well, but check each recipe for details.
Actually, you don't! You can use phyllo or even biscuit dough in a mini muffin pan, too. I like the fluted edges in a tart pan, but you don't need to use tart molds. A couple of these tarts are made with dough using a cookie cutter.
Working with Phyllo dough can be frustrating once it gets to room temperature. It's best to keep it cold, taking pieces out as you're making each group of tarts.
Use fresh herbs to really bring out the flavors of the other ingredients. This book about herbs is where I go to see what pairs best.
The tomato tarts are paired with fresh parsley, dill is paired with the fish tarts, and watercress would be a wonderful addition to any of these mini tart recipes.
I got an Aerogarden for my birthday so I always have fresh herbs and peppers. Even someone with no green thumb like me can grow their own herbs easily!
Sprinkling chopped herbs over the tarts or a couple of stems around the plate makes your appetizer look elegant, as well.