For Easter, tart it up

(Deb Lindsey/ For The Washington Post ) - Gluten-Free Light Lemon Cheesecake Tartlet.

(Deb Lindsey/ For The Washington Post ) - Gluten-Free Light Lemon Cheesecake Tartlet.

There’s something easy yet elegant about tarts. They are the little black dress of the pastry kitchen, the sophisticated city cousin of rustic, country-style pies.

And they make a fine alternative to the age-old Easter ham-or-lamb conundrum — although you’ll still have to make choices, such as sweet or savory; main course or post-holiday buffet snack; regular or puff-pastry or gluten-free crust; fluted pan, pastry ring or free-form on a baking sheet.

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