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Fig, raspberry & cardamom pie

Shortcrust pastry recipes

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

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  • Fig, raspberry & cardamom pie

    Fig, raspberry & cardamom pie

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 rating

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

  • Plum & marzipan pie

    Plum & marzipan pie

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.7 ratings

    Top this deep pink pie filling with a lattice crust made of buttery sweet shortcrust pastry for a showstopping end to a special meal

  • BLT tart

    BLT tart

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.16 ratings

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

  • Apple pie

    Apple pie

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.17 ratings

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

  • Caribbean beef patties

    Caribbean beef patties

    A star rating of 4.1 out of 5.26 ratings

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

  • Rustic strawberry tart

    Rustic strawberry tart

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.7 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

  • Chicken & leek pot pies

    Chicken & leek pot pies

    A star rating of 3.8 out of 5.48 ratings

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

  • Creamy leek, potato & ham pie

    Creamy leek, potato & ham pie

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.5 ratings

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

  • Gooseberry & vanilla custard tart

    Gooseberry & vanilla custard tart

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.7 ratings

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

  • Lighter bakewell tart

    Lighter bakewell tart

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.5 ratings

    Angela Nilsen slashes the fat and sugar content of this teatime classic with fresh raspberries and an iced topping

  • Lamb shank, pea & mint pie

    Lamb shank, pea & mint pie

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.4 ratings

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

  • Goat's cheese & red pepper tart

    Goat's cheese & red pepper tart

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.10 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

  • Quiche Lorraine in 4 easy steps

    Quiche Lorraine in 4 easy steps

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.23 ratings

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

  • Apple & ginger pie with walnut pastry

    Apple & ginger pie with walnut pastry

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.1 rating

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

  • Walnut caramel tart

    Walnut caramel tart

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.12 ratings

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

  • Beef & pickle pasties

    Beef & pickle pasties

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.2 ratings

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

  • Potato, cheddar & red onion pasties

    Potato, cheddar & red onion pasties

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.3 ratings

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

  • Goat's cheese & onion pastries

    Goat's cheese & onion pastries

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.5 ratings

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

  • Sausage & leek pie

    Sausage & leek pie

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.22 ratings

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

  • James Martin’s double raspberry bakewell tart

    James Martin’s double raspberry bakewell tart

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.8 ratings

    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

  • Cheese & Marmite pasties

    Cheese & Marmite pasties

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.23 ratings

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

  • Chicken & stuffing picnic pie

    Chicken & stuffing picnic pie

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.19 ratings

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

  • Lemony roast chicken pie

    Lemony roast chicken pie

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.5 ratings

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

  • Pear & cardamom tart

    Pear frangipane tart

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.9 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

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