Fig, raspberry & cardamom pie

Shortcrust pastry recipes

24 Recipes

Versatile shortcrust makes terrific tarts, pies and party nibbles. It's also one of the easiest pastries to make yourself from scratch.

Fig, raspberry & cardamom pie

5

(1 rating)

An unusual fruit filling, complemented by Middle-Eastern flavours of rosewater and cardamom, makes for an impressive dinner party dessert
  • 1 hour and 35 mins
  • More effort

Plum & marzipan pie

5

(1 rating)

Top this deep pink pie filling with a lattice crust made of buttery sweet shortcrust pastry for a showstopping end to a special meal
  • 1 hour and 40 mins
  • More effort

BLT tart

4.21875

(8 ratings)

Layer up prosciutto, cheddar and cherry tomatoes on shortcrust pastry for a lovely light meal that's delicious hot, warm or cold
  • 1 hour
  • Easy

Apple pie

3.75

(4 ratings)

Kids will love to help make and eat this comforting, classic fruity pudding with homemade shortcrust pastry
  • 1 hour
  • Easy

Caribbean beef patties

4.791665

(6 ratings)

Spice up beef mince with turmeric, thyme and hot pepper sauce before folding in shortcrust pastry for a tasty dinner or lunch
  • 1 hour
  • Easy

Rustic strawberry tart

4.25

(5 ratings)

Try making your own shortcrust pastry with crunchy semolina. Top with juicy fruit and pinch the pastry round the edges to create a rustic finish
  • 1 hour and 35 mins
  • Easy

Chicken & leek pot pies

3.657145

(35 ratings)

Creamy individual pies topped with fluffy mash - perfect for a relaxed dinner, with your favourite veg
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Creamy leek, potato & ham pie

4.5

(2 ratings)

Make your own shortcrust pastry then fill with sweet leeks, Lancashire cheese, cooked ham and a chive and crème fraîche sauce
  • 1 hour and 45 mins
  • More effort

Lighter Bakewell tart

3.75

(1 rating)

Angela Nilsen slashes the fat and sugar content of this tea time classic shortcrust pie with fresh raspberries and iced topping
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • Easy

Lamb shank, pea & mint pie

3.833335

(3 ratings)

Slow cook lamb shanks to fill this traditional shortcrust suet pastry pie with a light twist - add greens and plenty of herbs
  • 5 hours and 30 mins
  • More effort

Goat's cheese & red pepper tart

4.8

(5 ratings)

There is a little work involved in this, but there is so much satisfaction in bringing it to the table to share with family or friends
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Quiche Lorraine in 4 easy steps

4.75

(16 ratings)

Intimidated by quiche and all that pastry making? Try this beginners guide and you'll be surprised how simple it can be
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy

Walnut caramel tart

4.875

(8 ratings)

Combine crunchy nuts with caramel flavours in this open shortcrust pastry pie with a creamy, sticky filling
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • More effort

Beef & pickle pasties

5

(1 rating)

Bake pickle or chutney into traditional Cornish shortcrust pastry parcels to save serving on the side
  • 1 hour and 55 mins
  • Easy

Potato, cheddar & red onion pasties

5

(2 ratings)

Cram shortcrust pastry parcels with oozing cheese and sweet onion chutney - versatile bites with a professional finish
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Goat's cheese & onion pastries

4.6

(5 ratings)

Use a hearty shortcrust base then top with creamy cheese and crunchy walnuts and contrast with watercress salad
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Sausage & leek pie

4.70588

(17 ratings)

A filling and flavoursome shortcrust pastry pie with pork and mustard that won't stretch the budget
  • 1 hour
  • Easy

Cheese & Marmite pasties

4.359375

(16 ratings)

Love it or hate it, Marmite works beautifully with cheese and onion when baked up in shortcrust parcels
  • 1 hour and 25 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Chicken & stuffing picnic pie

4.673075

(13 ratings)

Making suet shortcrust pastry from scratch is satisfying and ideal for this king-sized chicken pie with sausage, sage and onion
  • 1 hour and 50 mins
  • More effort

Lemony roast chicken pie

4.5

(2 ratings)

A pie that's worth taking the time over, crisp shortcrust pastry filled with roasted chicken and a creamy onion and fennel sauce
  • 4 hours and 15 mins
  • More effort

Pear & cardamom tart

5

(5 ratings)

While traditional to use cardamom in savoury dishes, this frangipane dessert has hints of the fragrant spice to complement the pear and almond flavours
  • 2 hours and 5 mins
  • More effort