Shortcrust pastry recipes

A selection of pie, tart and quiche recipes using both homemade and ready-made shortcrust pastry. Plus, a recipe to make your own shortcrust pastry from scratch.

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Swiss chard, bacon and Gruyère tart

Shortcrust pastry recipes

Swiss chard, bacon and Gruyère tart

Try this easier-than-it-looks tart recipe for dinner then save the leftovers for lunch the next...

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Beef pie

Shortcrust pastry recipes

Beef pie

This beef pie recipe has been adapted from food writer Hannah Glasse’s cookbook, published in...

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The best apple pie

Fantastical recipes for World Book Day

The best apple pie

Our classic apple pie recipe is inspired by Edith Nesbit‘s The Railway Children in which...

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Cherry Ripe tart from Sussex

Best of British recipes

Cherry Ripe tart from Sussex

A wonderful cherry tart recipe, originating from the village of Ripe in Sussex, made with...

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Lemon meringue pie

Shortcrust pastry recipes

Lemon meringue pie

Melt-in-the-mouth pastry, sweet-sharp filling and billowing top – this lemon meringue pie recipe is hard...

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Heritage tomato, cheese and chutney tart

Savoury tarts

Heritage tomato, cheese and chutney tart

This tart really showcases the amazing summery flavours of tomatoes – perfect for a languid...

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Boozy rhubarb and custard tart

Make-ahead summer dessert recipes

Boozy rhubarb and custard tart

This creamy and crunchy rhubarb and custard dessert recipe brings back memories of childhood sweets...

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Classic quiche lorraine

Shortcrust pastry recipes

Classic quiche lorraine

This classic quiche lorraine recipe goes well with a green salad and a glass of...

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Leek, potato and gorgonzola tart

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Leek, potato and gorgonzola tart

The classic combination of potato and leek goes perfectly with rich gorgonzola to make this...

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Pancetta and herb tart

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Pancetta and herb tart

This delicious tart recipe is perfect for a picnic and makes a fine midweek meal.

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Chicken and vegetable pot pie

Chicken pie recipes

Chicken and vegetable pot pie

Debbie Major makes the ultimate chicken pie using a whole poached chicken, plus the resulting...

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Caramelised onion pastry pizzas

Shortcrust pastry recipes

Caramelised onion pastry pizzas

This clever pizza recipe use shortcrust pastry as a quick and easy base. Roll any...

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Chocolate and peanut butter swirl tart

Shortcrust pastry recipes

Chocolate and peanut butter swirl tart

This chocolate tart recipe has swirls of salty sweet peanut butter running through it and...

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Easy-peasy fish pie with a shortcrust top

Fish pie recipes

Easy-peasy fish pie with a shortcrust top

This quick and easy fish pie is wonderfully comforting on a cold winter’s night and...

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Camembert, goat’s cheese and tomato tart

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Camembert, goat’s cheese and tomato tart

Freeze this cheesy tart then take it out to defrost for an impromptu picnic, or...

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Bacon, cheese and tomato quiche

Picnic recipes

Bacon, cheese and tomato quiche

James Martin’s quiche recipe is made with a shortcrust pastry with bacon, tomato and cheese...

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Shortcrust pastry

Shortcrust pastry recipes

Shortcrust pastry

It’s easy to make your own shortcrust pastry – and it’s cheaper and better than...

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Pesto, mascarpone and tomato wheels

Shortcrust pastry recipes

Pesto, mascarpone and tomato wheels

These pesto, mascarpone and tomato pastry wheels are quick and easy to make and can...

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