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Pastry Recipes - Finger Food

Throwing a party? Carême’s finger food recipes are guaranteed to kick start your party and please your guests with our sweet and savoury creations.

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Pigs in Blankets Three Ways

Ditch the 70s cocktail franks and embrace these delicious pigs in blankets, made with pork chipolatas, streaky smoked bacon, and your choice of THREE different fillings! Whether you choose the grainy mustard, salsa verde or apple filling, all these little piggies are ‘blanketed’ in a crisp, buttery, and utterly delicious puff pastry that will delight your tastebuds and bring endless joy to your family and friends.

Puff Pastry Straws Three Ways

These decadent puff pastry straws are the perfect accompaniment to celebratory drinks or a casual Saturday afternoon charcuterie board (or both). Choose from cheddar and mustard, feta and mint, or arribiata and basil fillings, or go crazy and make them all – we assure you they’ll be gobbled up by peckish family and friends! These straws are also great placed into an airtight jar to be given as gifts.

Goat’s Cheese, Asparagus & Tarragon Tarts

Tangy, creamy goat’s cheese and fresh asparagus is topped with tarragon and encased in rich sour cream shortcrust pastry to create an entrée to die for. Bring a little luxe to your table this Christmas with these crowd-pleasing tarts that are sure to impress even the most discerning of eaters

Sticky Chinese Pork Puffs

A sticky, scrumptious Char Siu BBQ pork filling is wrapped up in flaky, buttery puff pastry goodness to create this simple, Asian-inspired canape that packs huge amounts of umami flavour. Guaranteed to become a firm family favourite, adults and kids alike will be begging you for more!

Florentine Christmas Tarts

These fruity, nutty delights are encased in sweet, crisp, vanilla bean sweet shortcrust pastry and topped with cranberries, pistachios, and lashings of rich, dark chocolate. They’re the perfect gift for the sweet tooths in your life, and a great accompaniment to coffee or red wine at the end of a long Christmas Day.

Antipasto Mille Feuille

Absolutely stunning is the only way to describe these canapes. Pesto, tomato and capsicum, and zingy cream cheese and lemon layers are sandwiched between deliciously crisp butter puff pastry, then garnished with fresh basil and pine nuts to create a truly show-stopping dish that will make your guests gasp with delight!

Garlic & Herb Twists

A veritable forest of herbs combines with garlic, chilli, cheese and crisp, golden puff pastry to create delicious twists you can use on any platter! If you have leftovers (and we don’t think you will), pop them into a sealed container and save them for a sneaky midnight snack.

Caramelised Onion Tartlets

These tartlets pack a whole lot of flavour into a delicious little package! Our tangy sour cream shortcrust pastry is a perfect base for the slow-cooked caramelised onion, thyme and creamy soft cheese topping your family and friends will scrabble to get their hands on.

Smoked Salmon Sausage Rolls

These zingy, tangy sausage rolls are packed full of delicious smoked salmon, creamy goat’s curd, cream cheese, lemon and herbs, all wrapped up in our nutty, flaky spelt puff pastry.

Chocolate Salted Caramel Mini Tartlets

If you’re looking for all the good things rolled into one, this delicious recipe is salty AND sweet. The biscuity dark chocolate pastry base is in perfect balance with the salted caramel filling, creating a dessert everyone in your family will love. They’re so yummy, you might want to make two batches, just in case!

Baked Camembert Pithivier

This simple, yet drool-worthy recipe is the perfect dish for whipping up when unexpected guests arrive. Ooey, gooey Barossa Valley camembert cheese is enveloped in flaky butter puff pastry to create a beautiful French-inspired dish you can serve with a simple salad and fresh baguette.

Beef & Caramelised Onion Sausage Rolls

Sausage Roll Saturday (SRS) will never be the same again! Kids and adults alike will love these mouthwateringly good sausage rolls. Encased in golden, flaky butter puff pastry and packed full of beef, garlic and sweet caramelised onions, serve them with a quality tomato relish and warm everyone’s bellies on a cold winter’s afternoon.

Crab & Celeriac Remoulade Tartlets

Sweet flaked crab mixed with grated celeriac, herbs, lemon and mayonnaise makes the perfect filling for these mini tartlets to serve as a canapé or entree during the festive season. Make the pastry cases and filling ahead of time and fill just before serving.

Ham, Ricotta & Pesto Pinwheels

Use any leftover Christmas ham in these tasty pinwheels with ricotta, pesto and pine nuts. They are perfect to make for a picnic, snack or an easy Sunday supper. We have made our own pesto but you can use store bought if you prefer, you will need about ¼ cup basil or semi-dried tomato pesto.

Candied Tomato, Mascarpone & Black Sesame Pastries

These simple but impressive canapés with their golden, flaky pastry topped with crunchy black sesame seeds, lemony mascarpone and sweet candied tomatoes will impress at any cocktail party. All the elements can be made ahead and assembled just before serving, making entertaining easy.

Rare Roast Beef, Horseradish Cream & Tarragon Pastry Discs

This is one of those extremely simple but impressive canapés. Three elements that combine to offer melt-in-the-mouth deliciousness and the perfect combination of classic flavours: the crunch of flaky Carême Sour Cream Shortcrust Pastry with rare roast beef and an uplifting tarragon-infused horseradish cream.

Zucchini, Goats Cheese, Honey & Pistachio Tarts

Zucchini, Goats Cheese, Honey, Pistachio…what more could you want?! These delicious and rich combinations of flavours are a delight! Meat-free, with Carême Wholemeal Spelt Butter Puff Pastry. They’re guilt-free heaven in a bite!

Moroccan Spiced Carrot & Haloumi Rolls with Tzatziki Dipping Sauce

These Moroccan Spiced Carrot and Haloumi Rolls will really hit the spot! Made with our new Spelt Wholemeal Butter Puff Pastry, they’re healthy, tasty, and incredibly moreish! Perfect for an afternoon snack, or for a party; these great all-rounders are a modern twist on the traditional sausage roll and will be loved by all!

Caramelised Onion & Goats Cheese Tartlets

Fall in love with Caramelised Onion and Goats Cheese over again! Cook these delicious Tartlets for yourself, using our Carême Sour Cream Shortcrust Pastry. These savoury tartlets are sure to hit the spot!

Prawn Salad Cups

Prawn Salad Cups Makes: 9 Note: Serve this quintessentially summer salad in sour cream pastry bowls for a delicious starter or as a party season canape. The pastry […]

Smashed Pea & Salmon Tartines

Smashed Pea & Salmon Tartines Makes : 32 Note: * This dish makes 32 serves but if you want tiny little bite size pieces, cut each piece of […]

Pigs In Blankets

Pigs In Blankets Makes: 16   445g Careme Sour Cream Shortcrust pastry, thawed 8 slices prosciutto sliced in half lengthways (or smokey bacon) 16 pork chipolatas (we […]

Smokey Pork & Onion Sausage Rolls

Smokey Pork & Onion Sausage Rolls Makes: 16   INGREDIENTS 375g packet Carême All Butter puff pastry, defrosted 1 large red onion, peeled and finely diced 2 […]

Beef Pasties

Beef Pasties Serves: 10 NOTE: the filling mix makes double the quantity needed, to allow half to be frozen for another day. INGREDIENTS 445g pack Carême Sourcream […]

Cherry Jam Handpies

This recipe is an extract from The Pie Project Cookbook by Phoebe Wood & Kirstin Jenkins, a beautiful book filled with 60 delicious sweet pies.

Macadamia & Tomato Pesto Scrolls

Friday Night Movie Night Snacks!

Plum Ice Cream Sandwiches

Recipe and Photography supplied by : Brodie Chan, The Hungry Babushka

Ham, Cheese & Quince Pastry Slab

A perfect lunchbox or after school snack that the kids will love. Simply adjust ingredients to suit individual tastes. With only a few ingredients, this Ham, Cheese & Quince Pastry Slab is also a great, easy Christmas dish.

Date & Apple Mince Pies

Caramelised Onion tartlets

Caramelised Onion Tartlets Makes: 32 tartlets   INGREDIENTS 1 x 445g pack Careme Sour Cream Shortcrust Pastry, defrosted 2 x large brown onions, cut in half and […]

Tomato & Thyme Tarts

Tomato & Thyme Tarts Serves: 8   INGREDIENTS 1 x 375g All Butter Puff Pastry, defrosted 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard ½ cup breadcrumbs 6 medium tomatoes 2 […]

Blueberry Danish

Blueberry Danish Serves: 6   INGREDIENTS 1 x 375g Packet Carême Butter Puff pastry, defrosted 250g cream cheese 80g caster sugar 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract […]

Pork & Apple Sausage Rolls

Pork & Apple Sausage Rolls Serves:  9 large or up to 27 mini sausage rolls   INGREDIENTS 1 x 375g packet Carême all butter puff pastry, […]

Apple Turnovers

Makes: 8   INGREDIENTS 375g pack All Butter Puff Pastry, defrosted 4 granny smith apples 100g coconut sugar ½ vanilla bean split and pulp removed (or ½ […]

Prawn Cocktail Vol au Vent

Serves: 6   INGREDIENTS Carême All Butter Puff Pastry 1 egg yolk, lightly beaten 1/3 cup (100g) whole egg mayonnaise 1 teaspoon wasabi ½ teaspoon lime zest […]

Beef Empanades

Makes: 8   prior to baking INGREDIENTS 445g packet Carême Sour Cream Shortcrust Pastry, defrosted 80g raisins 350g beef mince 1 brown onion finely diced 3 […]

Roast Pumpkin Tart

Serves: 6 *Persian feta is a marinated feta, we used the Yarra Valley dairy brand INGREDIENTS 375g Carême All butter puff pastry, defrosted 700g Pumpkin, skin removed […]

Lemon Cream Tarts

When we ran our little patisserie stall at the Barossa Farmers Market in the Carême early years, these tarts were always our most popular item, people still stop us today and wax lyrical about those ‘lemon tarts’… The recipe originates from the beautiful Tartine Bakery in San Francisco.

Utensils: 10 x 8cm fluted tart tins

This tart can also be made as one large 23cm tart to serve 8.

Puff Pastry Pear Tart

Serves: 6   INGREDIENTS 375g Carême All Butter Puff Pastry 1 litre water 265g caster sugar 1 cinnamon stick 1 split vanilla bean 3 firm pears (Packham […]

Eccles Cakes

Great for afternoon tea, morning tea, after school treats, picnic treats or whenever it takes your fancy!


Serves: 12 Note: You can change the fillings in this recipe to suit your taste, try ham instead of salami, mozzarella instead of ricotta etc… The Beautiful plates […]

Lime & Coconut Tarts

Utensils: You will need at least 6 x 8cm fluted tart tins (available from most kitchenware shops) and a 9cm round pastry cutter.

Chicken & Veggie Sausage Roll Recipe

Makes: 32 - 36 mini rolls INGREDIENTS 1 x 445g packet Carême Sour Cream Shortcrust Pastry, defrosted 1 egg yolk beaten with a dash of milk for […]

Smoked Salmon Sausage Rolls

These can be prepared in advance and baked just before serving.

Apple Frangipane Tarts

Serves: 8 INGREDIENTS 1 x 435g Carême Sweet Vanilla Bean Shortcrust Pastry, defrosted 100g unsalted butter, softened 150g raw caster sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 eggs, […]

Spinach & Four Cheese Pie

Serves:  8 Generous Serves INGREDIENTS 445g Carême Sour Cream Shortcrust Pastry 1 small onion & 2 cloves garlic diced and sautéed 300g frozen spinach defrosted 400g […]

Pastry Bianco Pizzas

Serves: 24 pastry triangles INGREDIENTS 445g pack Carême Sour Cream Shortcrust Pastry, thawed 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 brown onions, peeled and sliced 1 teaspoon dark brown […]

Lamb & Quince Sausage Rolls

Serves: 24 INGREDIENTS 2 x 445g packs Carême Sour Cream Shortcrust Pastry, defrosted 1 egg yolk, lightly beaten, to glaze 1kg lamb shoulder, minced (ask your butcher […]

Moroccan Spiced Lamb Sausage Rolls

Makes: 34 INGREDIENTS 445g pack Carême Sour Cream Shortcrust Pastry 1 egg, beaten 1 tablespoon sesame seeds 1 red onion, peeled & quartered long red chilli, deseeded […]

Festive Portuguese Custard Tarts

Makes: 12 INGREDIENTS 445g Carême Sour Cream Shortcrust Pastry 3 egg yolks 75g (1/3 cup) caster sugar 1 ½ tablespoons cornflour 250ml (1 cup) full cream milk […]

Carême is my choice... great pastry!. Karen Martini