The word ‘tart’ indicates a small individual open pastry shell with a sweet, usually fruit filling. It can also be filled with custard, curd, jam and chocolate ganache – whatever tickles your fancy. In the pursuit of making everything indulgent and decadent, bakers and pastry chefs have reinvented classic tarts and tortes to create something original and unique.

On top of that, the French also accidentally discovered the tarte tatin. The upside-down French apple tart is a classic dessert that is often confused as an apple pie. Here, layers of caramelised apple slices – sometimes pears or pineapple – are baked with a top shell and then flipped when its ready to serve. As and playful as it sounds, there are only a few in KL that are still serving this.

As you discover more with the latest restaurants and bars to check out in KL this month, satisfy your cravings for the most delicious tarts, tortes and tarte tatins in town. Here are 5 of our best tried-and-trusted places to go to enjoy them.

(Featured image: Souka Bakes)