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Pastry Recipes - Lunch and Dinner

If you’re looking for some inspiration for home-cooked meals that hero pastry, Carême’s drool-worthy lunch and dinner recipes are just the ticket.

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Roast Baby Beetroot Tarte Tatin

Sticky-sweet, earthy roasted beetroot is combined with a delicious mix of shallots, balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, and juniper berries, all wrapped up in butter puff pastry to create this upside-down tarte tatin. Topped off with citrus, fresh goat’s cheese, lemon thyme and watercress, this gorgeous dish can be served hot or cold, making it perfect for Boxing Day leftovers!

Pulled Pork and Fennel Pie

Rich, slow cooked pulled-pork and fennel is combined with a deliciously creamy sweet potato bottom layer, all wrapped up in our nutty, flaky spelt butter puff pastry to create a double crust winter pie that will warm your families hearts and bellies!

Layered Leek and Potato Pie

Sweet layers of leek, melt-in-your-mouth potatoes, thyme, cream and Gruyere cheese are all wrapped up in a big, warm, nutty, spelt puff pastry cuddle. It’ the perfect winter weeknight dinner your family will love so much, they’ll beg you for another slice.

Three-Cheese Truffle Cauliflower Pies

Truly decadent is the only way to describe these pies – not one, but three ooey, gooey cheeses and black truffle oil are liberally poured over roasted cauliflower florets, encased in our sour cream shortcrust, and topped with a beautifully browned garlic panko breadcrumb mix to create a magical adult winter treat. You won’t want to share these with anyone!

Big Greens Pie

Fresh Kale, onion, garlic, dill, and tangy lemon zest are combined with a creamy egg and sour cream sauce, all piled on top of our nutty spelt butter puff pastry base and topped with feta and parmesan. This healthy, simple, and delicious Big Greens Pie recipe can we whipped up in no time, making it a perfect lazy weekend lunch option.

Classic Beef Pies

A true Aussie winter classic, these rich, flavour-packed beef pies are encased in our sour cream shortcrust base and topped with crisp, golden puff pastry. Slow cooked with red wine and ‘beefed’ up with stock, you can make them ahead of time to give the kids (and adults) a post-weekend sport treat they’ll beg you to make every week.

Moroccan Chicken Pie

This North African inspired-recipe is filled to the brim with saffron, spices, preserved lemon and green olives. Topped with crunchy almonds and a mile-high, golden puff pastry lid, these pot pies are guaranteed to become a new family favourite this winter!

Maple, Pumpkin & Walnut Tart

The sweet, rich flavours of pumpkin and maple syrup in this tart are perfectly balanced by silverbeet bitterness, sage herbiness and toasted walnut crunchiness, all wrapped up in a crispy, delicious butter puff cuddle. If you’re looking for a meat-free option this Easter, look no further than this fabulous dish!

Traditional Beef Wellington

Traditional Beef Wellington is the ultimate indulgence. The perfectly cooked beef tenderloin is smothered in mustard, earthy mushroom duxelles and salty prosciutto, and encased in a beautiful lattice blanket of flaky puff pastry. Don’t be daunted by this recipe – all the elements can be made ahead of time and assembled just before cooking, making you look like a Masterchef and impressing your family this Christmas!

Asparagus Goat’s Cheese Tart

A combination of sweet leeks, creamy goat’s cheese, bittersweet tarragon and a hit of lemony tang, all contained in sour cream shortcrust pastry and topped with char-grilled asparagus. This tart will definitely hit the spot on a lazy Boxing Day afternoon while watching the cricket!

Chicken Salsa Verde Pithivier

A veritable forest of herbs is the perfect partner to this zesty marinated chicken pithivier. A guaranteed main course showstopper, your guests will love the salty prosciutto surprise hidden inside the golden, flaky pastry crust.

Creamy Chicken & Mushroom Pie

The epitome of comfort food, this rich, creamy chicken and mushroom pie is full of goodness and encased in delicious sour cream shortcrust pastry.

Cavolo Nero & Mortadella Quiche

A golden, nutty, spelt puff pastry base is the perfect complement to the Italian-inspired flavours of fresh Cavolo Nero, garlic, salty Mortadella and creamy, gooey Fontina cheese packed into this rich, hearty quiche. It’s a perfect weeknight dish that the entire ‘famiglia’ can enjoy!

Salmon, Prawn & Tarragon Pie

A subtle hint of tarragon complements the seafood, and a creamy sauce, topped with flaky, buttery puff pastry, elevates these individual salmon and prawn pies to a whole new level.

Steak & Mushroom Pie

A classic and warming steak and mushroom pie recipe for winter that the whole family will love! Easy and delicious, just prepare and cook the filling to start, allow to cool, then top with Carême butter puff pastry and bake.

Roast Pumpkin, Caramelised Onion, Sage & Feta Tart

Roast Pumpkin, Caramelised Onion, Sage & Feta Tart Serves: 6-8 Prep/Cook Time: 30mins, plus 2 1/4 hours cooking time Skill Level: Intermediate INGREDIENTS 445g Sour Cream Shortcrust Pastry, defrosted ⅓cup […]

Quiche Lorraine

A classic savoury tart flavoured with bacon and guyere cheese, serve with a simple mixed leaf salad.

Cheesy Turkey & Spinach Strudel

Make the most of your Christmas leftover turkey by making this delicious and easy strudel. This recipe can be used anytime of the year, replace the turkey with diced cooked chicken breast or omit the meat and add your favourite vegetables for a simple meat-free meal.

Whipped Goats Cheese, Pea & Hot Smoked Salmon Tart

The salty and tart flavours of the goat’s cheese marry perfectly with the smokiness of the salmon and sweetness from the peas in this tart. Serve it with mixed salad leaves dressed with a lemon vinaigrette to make it the perfect summer or Christmas lunch for those who prefer a cold seafood dish over a hot roast lunch.

Pastry-Wrapped Rack of Lamb with Lemon, Herb & Pine Nut Stuffing

Our version of the classic Beef Wellington uses two lamb racks perched on a bed of stuffing with lemon, herbs, pine nuts and feta. The lamb is wrapped in a blanket of golden spelt puff pastry making this the perfect centrepiece for Christmas lunch.

Mushroom & Spinach Slice

Mushroom & Spinach Slice Serves: 6 Prep/Cook Time: 40-50mins Skill Level: Easy INGREDIENTS 375g Carême Spelt Butter Puff Pastry, defrosted 500g mushrooms, quartered or cut into 2cm pieces depending […]

Broccoli & Parmesan Tarts

Omit the bacon for a vegetarian tart.

Spelt Moroccan Lamb Tart

Moroccan Lamb Tart Serves: 6-8 Prep/Cook Time: 40mins Skill Level: Easy INGREDIENTS 375g Carême Spelt Butter Puff Pastry, defrosted 250g lamb mince 1/2 Spanish onion, finely chopped 1 garlic […]

Mediterranean Puff Pizza

Mediterranean Puff Pizza Serves: 4 Prep/Cook Time: 40mins Skill Level: Easy INGREDIENTS 375g packet Carême Classic Butter Puff Pastry, defrosted 2 tsp olive oil 70g chargrilled capsicum strips 4 […]

Chicken, Crème Fraîche & Kale Puff Pie

Don’t be alarmed by the diagram below! This really is the easiest way to line a spring form tin with pastry.

Potato, Mascarpone & Sausage Tart

Potato, Mascarpone & Sausage Tart Serves: 6 Prep/Cook Time: 40mins Skill Level: Easy INGREDIENTS 1 x 375g packet Carême Butter Puff Pastry, defrosted 100g mascarpone cheese 1/4 cup + […]

Leftover Turkey, Roast Pumpkin & Brie Braided Strudel

This is a great recipe to keep on hand all year round as you can easily replace turkey for chicken. The beauty of using up leftovers is that most of the preparation has already been done. Add to that our beautiful Carême All Butter Puff Pastry, and you have a dish that everyone will love.

Whole Salmon Side en Croute

Whether it’s Christmas, or some other special time of year, your table laid with this delightful Whole Salmon Side en Croute wrapped in Spelt Butter Puff Pastry will surely impress.

Roasted Fennel, Brie & Cardamom Tart

There are a number of health benefits of fennel. One of the biggest benefits of the vegetable though is its taste! It has a distinct, beautiful flavour…especially when combined with brie and cardamom! You’ll love the flavour combinations in this savoury tart, encased in our all natural, flaky Carême Spelt Butter Puff Pastry.

Rocket Pesto, Tomato & Mascarpone Tart

This is some free-form savoury tart goodness, right here! Made with Carême Spelt Butter Puff, this beautiful tart is packed full of healthy vegetables, and delicious flavours, making it the perfect lunch, afternoon snack or meat-free dinner.

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!

Slow Cooked Lamb Pie

This Slow Cooked Lamb Pie is the perfect dish for Father’s Day. What Dad doesn’t love some good old slow cooking!

Begin the preparation the day before so you can slow cook the lamb for best results.

This recipe was created in conjunction with our friends at Yalumba, in celebration of Barossa Gourmet Weekend. Head here to show them some love and to view their blog.

Pumpkin with Tahini Sauce Tarts

[dt_gap height="20"] Pumpkin with Tahini Sauce Tarts Serves: 8 Makes 2 tarts enough to serve 8, reduce recipe by half if serving less and refreeze remaining pastry […]

Roast Broccolini & Pumpkin Tart

Roast Broccolini & Pumpkin Tart Serves: 6 INGREDIENTS 445g Sour Cream Shortcrust Pastry, defrosted 2 x Bunches broccolini, ends trimmed 2 tablespoons olive oil Sea salt & […]

Fancy Fish Pie

Fancy Fish Pie Serves: 6 - 8 INGREDIENTS 1 x 375g pack Carême all butter puff pastry, thawed 1 egg, lightly beaten, for glaze 1 leek (white […]

Beetroot Tart

Make the most of a bunch of beetroot and the edible stems and leaves. The combination of creamy beetroot and dill is just perfect. This is perfect as dinner for two with any leftovers.

Heirloom Tomato Tart

Heirloom varieties of tomato are becoming easier to find, check out your local farmers’ market or independent grocer. This is a great tart to take to or serve at a BBQ.

Zucchini Feta Tart

A simple tart for an easy weekend supper for two, double the recipe if serving more people. We love the crunch of the puff pastry under the zingy flavour combination of zucchini, feta and dill. The whipped feta in this recipe comes from the very clever Hetty Mckinnon of Arthur Street Kitchen fame, it is sure to become a favourite and as Hetty says it also makes a great dip!

Garlicky Mushroom & Spinach Pies

This is great for dinner and any extra can be used for lunch the next day

Pizza Pie

Pizza Pie Serves:  4 as a main meal or 8 for a snack - Prep/Cook Time: 1hr - Skill Level: Easy INGREDIENTS 375g pack Carême all butter puff pastry, thawed 250g […]

Chicken Truffle Pie

Utensils: You will need an 18cmx24cm rectangular enamel pie dish

Chicken & Spinach Slab Pie

Chicken & Spinach Slab Pie Serves: 6 INGREDIENTS 375g pack Carême all butter puff pastry, defrosted 40g unsalted butter ¼ cup plain flour 1 cup chicken stock […]

Pumpkin & Feta Slab Pie

Pumpkin & Feta Slab Pie Serves: 6   INGREDIENTS 375g pack Carême all butter puff pastry, defrosted 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 large onions, peeled and diced […]

Creamy Chicken & Mushroom Pie

Utensils: 23 x 23cm baking dish

Lamb Shank Pie

Utensils: 6 Ramikins

Spinach, Onion & Feta Tart

Spinach, Onion and Feta Tart Serves: 6 - 8 Tip: The beauty of this tart is the components can all be made ahead of time, then simply combine […]

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.

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 […]

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, […]

Egg & Bacon Pie

Utensils: 30cm x 20cm baking tin

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 […]

Lamb Pie

Serves: 6   INGREDIENTS 1 x 445g pack, defrosted Sour Cream Shortcrust Pastry 500g lamb mince 1 brown onion diced 2 cloves garlic sliced 1 stick celery […]

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 […]

Beef, Mushroom & Red Wine Pie

Utensils: A casserole dish with a tight fitting lid
6 pie dishes or bowls

Chicken & Leek Pie

Serves: 4 - 6 * The Filing can be made the day before. INGREDIENTS 445g pack Carême sour cream shortcrust pastry, thawed 1 tablespoons olive oil 50g […]

Caramelised Garlic Tart

Taken from Yotam Ottolenghi’s ‘Plenty’ this is one of the loveliest tarts we have made.
Made with the Carême Sour Cream pastry.

Utensils: 23cm loose-bottom tart tin

Tomato & Thyme Tart

Serves: This recipe makes 2 tarts, each tart will serve 4 adults, to make one tart simply halve the recipe and place remaining pastry back in […]

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.

Salmon En Croute With Salsa Agresto

This is a classic dish given a fresh new look with the addition of a salsa agresto. A great dish to impress guests when entertaining, while it might look tricky it’s deceptively easy to prepare. Serve with green beans (50g per person) tossed with lemon juice and, olive oil. Great main course for a special dinner or Christmas day lunch!

Ham, Blue Cheese & Pear Quiche

TART SHELL ONLY Serves: 6 INGREDIENTS 1 x 445g packet Carême Sour Cream Shortcrust Pastry, defrosted 1 brown onion, finely diced 1 large pear, firm peeled and […]

Creamy Chicken, Mushroom & Herb Pies

Serves:  8  NOTE: These pies can be made using our Traditional wheat based Sour Cream pastry INGREDIENTS 2 x 400g Carême Sour Cream Shortcrust Pastry Gluten free […]

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 […]

Smoked Trout & Fennel Tart

Serves: 8 - 10 INGREDIENTS 445g Sour Cream Shortcrust pastry 1 x 400g fennel bulb 1 tablespoon (20ml) olive oil 200ml crème fraiche 4 eggs, lightly beaten […]

Roast Tomato Tart

Serves: 4 - 6 INGREDIENTS 445g Carême Sour Cream Shortcrust Pastry ¼ cup (60ml) Extra-virgin olive oil 500g cherry tomatoes 1 red onion, peeled and chopped 2 […]

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 […]

Lamb Tagine Pot Pies

Serves / Makes: 8 INGREDIENTS 445g Carême Sour Cream Shortcrust Pastry, 1 egg, lightly beaten, for glaze 1kg leg lamb , boned and chopped (ask your butcher […]

Slow Cooked Onion Tomato Tart

Serves: 6 INGREDIENTS 375g Carême All Butter Puff Pastry 400g white or brown onions 30g unsalted butter 1 tablespoon olive oil 6 medium tomatoes cut each into […]

Beef, Guinness & Stilton Pie

Serves: 6 INGREDIENTS 445g pack Carême Sour Cream Shortcrust Pastry 375g pack Carême all Butter Puff Pastry 1/3 cup (80ml) olive oil 1 large brown onion, peeled […]

Chicken Salsa Verde Pithiver

Serves: 6 INGREDIENTS 2 x 375g Carême all butter puff pastry, thawed 1 large skinless chicken breast, chopped into 1cm cubes zest and juice of 2 lemons […]

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