Perfect phyllo tarts are filled with an easy orange filling and topped with a honey whipped cream.
Easy, refreshing, and impressive!
This mini orange tart recipe is a perfect spring or summer dessert and one of my favorite recipes to bring to Easter celebrations. Made with a buttery flakey crust and filled with a nice orange curd in the middle they taste fabulous. The filling is reminiscent of lemon bars but made with oranges instead. Because of their size, the citrus really packs a powerful punch. The delicate shells are filled to the brim with the tangy filling. Each cup is topped with very simple, slightly sweet honey whipped cream. A perfect two-bite treat!
Tartlets is the term given to mini tarts. A whole tart is a tart made to be sliced and served like a pie whereas tartlets are smaller and meant to be eaten in a single bite or two. This orange tart recipe features tiny tarts meant for single servings but that doesn’t mean you only have to eat one. You’ll find that they can be quite irresistible and easy to eat by the handful if you aren’t careful. You’re going to love this wonderful treat!
- Mini phyllo shells
For the filling, you will need:
- Sweetened condensed milk
- Fresh orange juice
- All-purpose flour
- Orange zest
For the cream, you will need:
- Heavy cream
For the exact amounts needed, please see the recipe card below.
How to Make Mini Orange Tarts
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
- Combine the sweetened condensed milk, orange juice, flour, salt, and zest in a mixing bowl until just combined.
- Arrange the shells on a baking sheet and fill each cup with orange filling.
- Bake in the oven for 15-18 minutes or until the filling has set.
- Remove from the one and allow to cool before topping with whipped cream.
- For the cream, add your heavy cream to a mixer fitted with the whisk attachment.
- Whisk until the cream is thick. This should be about 3-4 minutes.
- Add in the honey and beat again until stiff peaks form.
How long are orange tartlets good for?
You can keep these tarts well covered and stored in the fridge for up to 3 days. I recommend not adding the whipped cream on top until close to serving as it will “melt” as it sits, even if kept in the fridge. Pro-tip: By placing plastic wrap directly over the top of the orange filling on the mini tarts, you can prevent skin from forming as it ages.
Can I freeze orange tarts?
Yes, you can freeze these tarts in an airtight container (without the whipped cream) for up to 3 months. I recommend keeping them in a single layer or arranging them in layers with parchment paper kept between each layer to prevent sticking.
What are stiff peaks?
When referring to beaten and whipped items “stiff peaks” refer to the consistency of said item. We want our whipped cream to be thickened enough that when you lift the beaters straight out of the bowl, little mountains of fluff are created and the tops hold pointing straight up to the sky, without folding over. This is what you want when looking for stiff peaks with your whipped cream.
Here are some more great tart recipes:
- Irish Cream Mint Chocolate Tart
- Vegan Apple Rose Tart
- Recipe for Asparagus and Smoked Salmon Tart
- Easy Apple Tart
- Roasted Blueberry Tart
- 3 1.9 oz boxes AthensÂ® Mini Fillo Shells (45 shells total)
- 3/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
- 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
- 2 teaspoons flour
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons orange zest
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 3 tablespoons honey
- Preheat oven to 350.
- In a mixing bowl, combine sweetened condensed milk, orange juice flour, salt and zest. Mix just until combined.
- Arrange shells on a baking sheet. Fill each cup with orange filling. Bake for 15 -18 min or until filling has set. Remove from oven and let tarts cool before topping with whipped cream.
- For the cream, add heavy cream to a mixer fitted with a whisk attachment. Whisk until cream has become thick, about 3-4 minutes. Add honey and beat just until stiff peaks form.
Amount Per Serving Calories 48Total Fat 2gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 8mgSodium 14mgCarbohydrates 6gFiber 0gSugar 4gProtein 1g