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.

1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

An unusual fruit filling, complemented by Middle-Eastern flavours of rosewater and cardamom, makes for an impressive dinner party dessert

1 hr and 35 mins
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4 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star 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 hr and 40 mins
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14 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr
Easy
12 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr
Easy
18 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr
Easy
7 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 35 mins
Easy
48 ratings 3.6 out of 5 star rating

Creamy individual pies topped with fluffy mash - perfect for a relaxed dinner, with your favourite veg

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
Healthy
3 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Make your own shortcrust pastry then fill with sweet leeks, Lancashire cheese, cooked ham and a chive and crème fraîche sauce

1 hr and 45 mins
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7 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Roll out a shortcrust pastry base and fill with wobbly custard, dotted with seasonal fruit

1 hr and 10 mins
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5 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Angela Nilsen slashes the fat and sugar content of this tea time classic shortcrust pie with fresh raspberries and iced topping

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
4 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Slow cook lamb shanks to fill this traditional shortcrust suet pastry pie with a light twist - add greens and plenty of herbs

5 hrs and 30 mins
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9 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 5 mins
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Vegetarian
22 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Intimidated by quiche and all that pastry making? Try this beginners guide and you'll be surprised how simple it can be

1 hr and 10 mins
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1 rating 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Grind up nuts to work into a crispy, shortcrust pastry then bake a countryside fruit pie with ginger and sultanas

1 hr and 35 mins
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11 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Combine crunchy nuts with caramel flavours in this open shortcrust pastry pie with a creamy, sticky filling

1 hr and 5 mins
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2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Bake pickle or chutney into traditional Cornish shortcrust pastry parcels to save serving on the side

1 hr and 55 mins
Easy
3 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Cram shortcrust pastry parcels with oozing cheese and sweet onion chutney - versatile bites with a professional finish

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
5 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Use a hearty shortcrust base then top with creamy cheese and crunchy walnuts and contrast with watercress salad

1 hr
Easy
Vegetarian
19 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr
Easy
7 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Follow our step-by-step for prepping your tart case then fill with frangipane and top with fruit for a classic bake everyone will love

1 hr and 25 mins
Easy
23 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Love it or hate it, Marmite works beautifully with cheese and onion when baked up in shortcrust parcels

1 hr and 25 mins
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Vegetarian
16 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Making suet shortcrust pastry from scratch is satisfying and ideal for this king-sized chicken pie with sausage, sage and onion

1 hr and 50 mins
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5 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

A pie that's worth taking the time over, crisp shortcrust pastry filled with roasted chicken and a creamy onion and fennel sauce

4 hrs and 15 mins
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8 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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 hrs and 5 mins
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