A few days back I had cravings for the homemade tart at midnight! I didn’t have a tart pan, so I was looking for a tart pan substitute to satisfy those sweet cravings for the homemade tart! If you face this type of sweet problem, this article is for you. Here I will discuss tart pan substitutes or what to use instead of tart pan.
A tart pan is a piece of baking equipment that comes in various sizes and shapes. It has straight and vertical edges with shared edges to give the tart shape. A tart pan normally has fluted edges and lift-out bottom.
If you don’t have a tart pan in your home, no worries today we will find out all the best alternatives for a tart pan that would do perfectly. So let’s start.
Quiche pans can be your best bet as a substitute for tart pans. There is some dimensional variance between them, otherwise, both are essentially the same type of pans. Quiche pans are smaller in diameter and deeper than tart pans. Besides this, both are made from metal and have fluted rims and lift-out bottoms.
Pie pans make an excellent substitute for tart pans. They are quite similar. There are a few differences such as pie pans have smooth and sloped edges compared to tart pans. If you consider this they can be the best alternative. They are mostly made from ceramics or glasses and have lift-out bottoms. You need to use your finger or fork to get the decorative edge on your tart.
Springform pans are common in every household. If you don’t have a quiche or pie pan you can use a springform pan as an alternative for the tart pan. They also have lift-out bottom and allow you to separate the bottom from the side. Springform pans are deep and smooth, you need to consider them. For the decorative edge on your tart use a finger or fork.
If you are new to baking and haven’t collected all the necessary equipment then you can use cake pans as a substitute for the tart pans. Cake pans have none of the features required for tart pans, still, it bakes! It is deep, smooth, and has no lift-out bottom. It can only hold the crust and bake it, which is enough for a tart.
If you don’t have any of the pans mentioned above, you can use DIY hacks to make a tart.
Bake the tart directly on a baking tray or sheet using the large mold.
Place the crust on a parchment-lined tray, place the filling in the center and carefully fold the crust over the filling. Bake your tart.
Instead of making one large tart make mini tarts using regular cupcake pans. If you don’t have cupcake pans, use simply a baking tray, and be careful with the filling. It will turn out fine.