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Pastry Recipes - Special Occasions

Carême’s special occasion recipes will inspire and delight your dinner guests, whatever the special occasion.

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  • Beef
  • Cheese
  • Chicken
  • Chocolate
  • Fruit
  • Ham
  • Lamb
  • Mushroom
  • Peaches
  • Pies
  • Salmon
  • Sausage Rolls
  • Seafood
  • Tarts
  • Vanilla Slice
  • Vegetarian

Choc-Hazelnut & Ginger Wreath

This visually stunning dessert is feast for the senses, yet very simple to create. The hazelnut spread works perfectly with the crispy puff pastry and deliciously moreish sugar and ginger streusel topping. It makes a great Christmas Day breakfast if you prepare it the day beforehand, then cover and store it in the fridge overnight. Remove it from the fridge first thing in the morning, top it with the streusel then bake it in the oven – the family will wake up to a glorious aroma, and we guarantee there won’t be any leftovers!

Christmas Pudding Cheesecake Tart

While traditional Christmas pudding might be an acquired taste for some, switching it into a cheesecake might just change their minds this Christmas. It’s full of fruit and spice and all things nice – especially the crispy vanilla bean shortcrust pastry base! For an extra decadent treat, you can use our dark chocolate shortcrust pastry, which is back by popular demand for the holiday season.

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.

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 & Hazelnut Crostata

Raspberry Chocolate Brownie Tart

Tangy, chocolatey AND fudgy – what more could you ask for? You can whip up this simple brownie tart on a Saturday morning and it will be ready in time for ravenous kids to eat when they get home from sport. If you want to mix things up a bit, try adding blueberries or strawberries to make a berry twist!

Cherry Ripe Ice Cream Sandwiches

Relive your childhood memories with these delicious cherry ripe ice cream sandwiches! Loaded with cherry ripe ice cream between delicious dark chocolate shortcrust pastry and coated with dark chocolate, this frozen treat is perfect for hot summer days.

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!

Simple Chocolate Ganache Tart

This silky chocolate ganache tart is guaranteed to be a sure-fire hit at your next dinner party. Simple, yet beautiful, the crisp chocolate pastry base perfectly complements the rich chocolate ganache filling. For an extra decadent dessert, serve it with fresh berries and double cream!

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.

Cherry Frangipane Wreath Tart

A beautiful cherry tart with a sweet almond frangipane filling, decorated with pastry leaves to resemble a Christmas wreath. Best made on the day it’s served, this tart can be eaten cold for afternoon tea or warm as a dessert.

Turkish Delight Jelly & Panna Cotta Tart

In this recipe, we have combined the sweet rose flavours of the Middle Eastern confection, Turkish delight, with the silky creamy texture of an Italian panna cotta to make this tart the perfect centerpiece for your Christmas table.

The tart and panna cotta can be prepared the day before. Prepare the jelly at least 4 hours before serving.

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.

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.

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.

Fig & Pecan Fruit Mince Tarts

With buttery, flaky pastry cases and a decadent filling of rum soaked dried fruits and pecans, these fruit mince tarts are perfect for a Christmas treat or to give away as a gift. Make the fruit mince at least two days ahead, but even longer (up to a month), if possible. The longer the fruit soaks, the more intense the flavours will be.

Rum-Spiced Roasted Nectarine Cheesecake

This dessert takes a classic cheesecake recipe and jazzes it up by serving it in a golden pastry case, topped with boozy spice-roasted in-season nectarines. A perfect dessert to impress guests when entertaining.

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.

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.

Chocolate Hazelnut Mille Feuille

An indulgent Easter recipe. Layers of flaky Butter Puff Pastry, chocolate, Nutella, toasted hazelnuts, topped with Ferrero Rochers. Surprisingly easy to prepare, with not too many ingredients; this may just become your new Easter tradition!

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.

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.

Gin, Lime & Elderflower Brûlée Tart

Your favourite Gin and Tonic cocktail encased in Vanilla Bean Sweet Shortcrust Pastry. We know what your guests will be ordering this Christmas!

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 Strawberry & Lemon Thyme Tart

Zest is best in this to-die-for Roasted Strawberry and Lemon Thyme Tart! Lots and lots of fresh strawberries, zesty lemon citrus, and our light and flaky Carême Sour Cream Shortcrust. Simply divine!

Peach, Vanilla & Maple Gallette

Galette is the French term for a free-form tart. These rustic, simple tarts are easy-to-make. Just lay out the pastry, top with the fillings, and fold the pastry edges over. Voila! This Peach, Vanilla and Maple Galette is just gorgeous with our Carême Wholemeal Spelt Butter Puff Pastry. Enjoy!

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.

White Chocolate Raspberry Tart

White Chocolate Raspberry Tart Makes: 6 Note: The filling needs to be made the day before. Tart shells can also be made the day before, store […]

White Chocolate Cherry Tart

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 […]

Fruit Mince Braid

Fruit Mince Braid Makes: 2 braids Serving: 6-8 each Note: For an easy Christmas dessert look no further than this flaky braid log – easy enough to […]

Mixed Spice Vanilla Slice

You will need to begin this recipe the night before.

Date & Apple Mince Pies

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 […]

Chocolate Strawberry Cheesecake

Utensils: 23cm round fluted loose base tart tin

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.

Little Blueberry Tarts

Utensils: You will need at least 6 x 8cm fluted tart tins (available from most kitchenware shops)

Fruity Mince Tarts

Serves: 24 Note: Prepare Fruit mince at least 1 day ahead of baking INGREDIENTS 2 x 435g Carême Vanilla Bean SweetShort Crust Pastry defrosted (prepare Fruit Mince […]

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!

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 […]

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 […]

Freeform Peach Tart

Serves: 6 - 8 INGREDIENTS 435g pack Carême Vanilla Bean Shortcrust Pastry, thawed (also works with the sour cream shortcrust pastry) 50g quark or ricotta (BD Farm […]

Festive Portugese 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 […]

Apple & Salted Caramel Pies

Makes: 12 INGREDIENTS 445g pack Carême Sour Cream Shortcrust Pastry, thawed 1 egg, lightly beaten, for glaze Demerara sugar, to sprinkle 2 cups finely diced apple (approximately […]

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