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Pastry Recipes - Christmas

Make this year’s Christmas extra special with Carême’s traditional and modern Christmas recipes. We guarantee your guests will love them!

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  • Butter Puff Pastry
  • Chocolate
  • Fruit
  • Lamb
  • Mushroom
  • Pies
  • Salmon
  • Sausage Rolls
  • Seafood
  • Shortcrust Pastry
  • Spelt Puff Pastry
  • Sweet Vanilla Shortcust Pastry
  • Tarts
  • Vegetarian

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!

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!

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!

Baked Ricotta Cheesecake

This light, creamy Christmas dessert is full of sugar and spice, and all things nice! Ricotta and mascarpone cheese, citrus zest and marsala-soaked sultanas are all encased in vanilla bean sweet shortcrust pastry, creating a festive feast for your tastebuds.

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!

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.

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.

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!

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

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