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Mini Raspberry Tarts

Mini Raspberry Tarts

Whether it is a cake, pie, or cookies, we love making a good dessert in this house. I love baking and so do my kids so I am always scouring the Internet and Pinterest for some fun recipes that we can make at home. These tarts do not disappoint because they meet so many of the dessert qualifications that I am looking for including puff pastry. They are individual desserts so there is no fighting about size and they are the perfect portion as well. If you have kids or if you were a kid yourself, then you know that when sharing dessert, it is all about even portion sizes or someone is unhappy. We hope that this Mini Raspberry Tarts post inspires you. 

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Mini Raspberry Tarts


  • 12 3-inch tart shells
  • 1 cup rhubarb, fresh, sliced
  • 1 container raspberries, fresh, 6oz
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 3 tbsp chia seeds
  • ¼ c water

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Mini Raspberry Tarts


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Prebake the tart shells according to the box, following the directions for the “unfilled” tart shells.
  3. In a heavy-bottomed pot, add the raspberries and rhubarb.  Add the water, and bring to a simmer. Keep simmering on medium/low until the fruits begin to soften and break down.
  4. Add the honey and the chia seeds, and turn the heat to low. Keep stirring occasionally as the chia absorbs the liquids and begins to thicken the mixture.
  5. When the tarts are browned, remove from the oven and let cool slightly  Fill the tart shells, dividing the filling evenly between all the shells.
  6. Let cool completely and then chill until ready to serve. The optional garnish is sprinkled icing sugar over the top.



Mini Raspberry Tarts

Why Do People Love Raspberry Tarts?

  • Flavor and Texture: The sweetness of the raspberries combines wonderfully with the tartness of the filling and the crust, creating a delightful flavor profile. Fresh raspberries offer a juicy burst of flavor with a slight pop from the seeds, adding a refreshing element. The smooth filling and creamy custard (if used) contrast beautifully with the flaky or crumbly crust, adding another layer of textural interest.
  • Visual Appeal: The bright red color of raspberries makes the tart visually stunning and appetizing. The simplicity of the tart, often adorned with fresh raspberries, can be seen as both rustic and elegant, suitable for various occasions.
  • Indulgence and Comfort: The combination of buttery crust, creamy filling, and sweet/tart fruit creates a decadent treat that satisfies cravings. For many, fruit tarts like raspberry tarts evoke memories of childhood and home-baked goods, adding a comforting dimension.

Mini Raspberry Tarts

  • Versatility and Accessibility: From simple jam fillings to creamy custards and complex flavor combinations, the options are diverse, catering to different preferences. You can easily make your tart for a personalized touch or enjoy readily available options from bakeries and supermarkets. While fresh raspberries are best in season, frozen or preserves allow you to enjoy the flavor year-round.
  • Additional factors: Raspberries are often seen as a healthy fruit, adding a positive perception to the dessert. The basic recipe can be easily adapted to use different fruits, nuts, and flavorings, keeping things exciting. In some cultures, raspberries symbolize love, sweetness, and joy, enhancing the dessert's appeal.

Mini Raspberry Tarts

The combination of delicious taste, delightful texture, beautiful appearance, nostalgic comfort, and versatility makes raspberry tarts a favorite dessert for many people. We just know that whoever tries this recipe will love it as much as we do! We hope that you are inspired by these Rhubarb and Raspberry Tartlets. Happy baking!

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  1. Oh wow, these look so good! I have had rhubarb with strawberries before but never with raspberries. I will have to try this when rhubarb comes in season again.

  2. Pam

    These look so tasty! I haven’t used rhubarb in anything in so long. I need to make these.

  3. These look realy good! Would love to give this a try!!

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