Looking for shortcrust pastry recipes? Make your own shortcrust pastry then experiment with on-trend spiral courgette tart with dill dressing, put a spin on your classic brownie by folding it into a decadent tart with pecans, or go for fuss-free pineapple tart for a delectably light sweet treat.
Best shortcrust pastry recipes
Forget ready-made, make your own shortcrust pastry from scratch with our easiest recipe. It takes just 15 minutes so why not? Perfect for your next lemon meringue pie.
Take your quiche Lorriane to the next level with our ultimate recipe packed with crispy pancetta and wilted green veggies. It serves six, so you can enjoy what’s left with a green salad the next day.
Impress your guests by bringing out this delicious veggie tart made from scratch. Creamy goats cheese and sweet red onion is baked on top of shortcrust pastry with thyme and balsamic vinegar. A little effort but worth it.
You’ll need to put in some extra effort for this recipe, but the payoff will be great. This meaty picnic pie makes a mean, hearty meal.
Beef cooked slowly in red wine and herbs until tender is good enough on its own, but topped with a crisp shortcrust pastry lattice, it’s even better. These easy pies are smart enough to serve up for a dinner party.
Spiralising is becoming more and more trendy, so try this new take on spiralised courgette in a beautiful vegetarian tart. It’s low-calorie, low fat and 5:2 diet friendly for a healthy entertaining meal.
If you like Bakewell tart you’ll love this lemon version. A crisp shortcrust shell is filled with lemon curd and a rich egg and ground almond sponge. Serve warm straight from the tin or at room temperature with a nice cup of tea.
What’s better than a brownie? A chocolate brownie-filled tart with a crisp pecan topping. This rich dessert is easily made ahead if you are entertaining. Serve with creme fraiche or ice-cream.
Add a Caribbean twist to your baking with pineapple, coconut and rum flavours of piña colada. Use ready-baked tarts if you want to make this dessert even easier.
A rich, fruity dark chocolate like those from Papua New Guinea will go very well with the chilli. The chilli flavour in this should be an underlying buzz rather than a real kick of heat, so don’t be tempted to add too much.
This pineapple tart makes for an easy but impressive pudding. It’s best to buy a peeled whole section of pineapple for this recipe. It’s at its best around February time.
This recipe for freeform courgette galette is easy to make, vegetarian and ready in under an hour. Plus, it looks stunning when you bring it to the table