What you’ll need:
Cookie sheet or tray
Graham cracker crust, pie crust, or cookies
Fruit, pie filling, or similar filling
Edible embellishments, like marshmallows, chocolate syrup, or candies
Cheesecake, pudding, or other goodies (all optional)
Put away your recipe book; you won’t need it to make dessert tarts for weddings, holidays, and other celebrations. Instead, be the designer of the desserts, and use whatever you want to in order to make them. You don’t need someone else to tell you what to put on the tarts; you already know what you love! Tray tarts are fast, easy, and can be made from any number of combinations, so that there are hundreds that you could serve to your guests.
Tray tarts are made on a cookie sheet or other flat tray and you make each layer according to what you want. Mix up a graham cracker crust, with a bit of sugar and some melted butter, and press it on the sheet to make a flat rectangle. Or, roll out pie dough to cover the sheet and bake the dough. Yet another choice is to cover the baking sheet with thin cookies. The first layer, though, should be some sort of dough or crust.
The next layer can be your choice, again. Some choices for what to put over the crust include pie filling, pudding, cheesecake, ice cream, snack cakes, or brownies. Choose according to the crust that you have. For example, brownies might not be great with a pie crust but they work well with a graham cracker crust.
The layers that you make for the tart are up to you. Things that you can add to the creation include drizzled chocolate, flavored syrup, nuts, candies, marshmallows, whip cream, powdered or brown sugar, or fruits. Almost all tarts, though, have fruit somewhere in the making.
You can create the most simplistic of dessert tarts, such as cookies, pudding, and fruit, or you can make a much more impressive version, making the graham cracker crust and the cheesecake, and adding the fruit topping and the chocolate drizzle. But between those is a huge range of dessert tarts that you can quickly put together for a special occasion. Use a deep tray for a deep, delicious dessert or a shallow tray for a dainty, shallow dessert.
Although a tray tart is set on a table to cut and serve it is possible to make it into individuals. Use tiny foil pans, Mason jar lids, or even doll dishes, to make small versions of tray tarts. Your guests will find them adorable, delectable, and beautiful.