Pies & Tarts

Recipes for sweet and savoury pies

Desserts, Pastries, Pies & Tarts

Rice Pudding Tarts

 Small pastry cases filled with a creamy rice pudding.  What could be nicer as a little snack for afternoon tea.  These are the perfect size to keep one going until dinner. I saw a lovely recipe in The Guardian the other day, by Rachel Roddy, it was for Rice Pudding Tarts.  They looked so good, […]

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Bacon & Onion Roly Poly

Childhood memories come flooding back with Bacon and Onion Roly Poly.  A suet pudding filled with bacon and onion and served with cabbage and potatoes was always a firm favourite.  This is another simple and delicious recipe  I do love Roly Poly suet dishes, whether savoury or sweet, and either baked or steamed.  My preference, […]

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Teviotdale Pie

A Scottish Favourite, Teviotdale Pie is a really hearty meal that satisfies the soul. A Youtube subscriber suggested that I might like to make Teviotdale Pie.  This is a pie that I had never heard of before.  But I searched and read about it and thought it sounded very good indeed.  Originating from the Borders […]

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Easy Jam Tart – Crostata

Made as a request I was very impressed with how good this Crostata turned out.  Wonderfully sweet and flavoured. I recently had a request from a viewer to make a recipe he had seen on David Lebovitz’s website  for an easy jam tart.  That recipe had been adapted from a recipe on Wednesday Chef website too.  […]

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Bacon & Egg Pie

What a pleasure to sit down and enjoy this Bacon & Egg PIe.  So filling and full of those lovely flavours. Watching an episode of the Hairy Bikers recently I saw them enjoying Delia Smith making an egg and bacon pie, from her TV series in the 70s.  I have the book that accompanied that […]

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Lemon Tart – Tarte au Citron

As many of you will already know I really enjoy anything that has a lemon flavour.  So this Lemon Tart, or Tarte au Citron is a surefire winner for me. The tart has a lovely crisp biscuit-like tart shell and is then filled with a thick lemon custard that sets up well in the fridge […]

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Fresh Fruit Tart with Mascarpone

At this time of year there is nothing better than a nice fruit tart, made with fresh summer fruits.  I therefore decided to make such a tart but, instead of the more usual creme patissiere that acts as the bed for the fruit I decided to use mascarpone, and some white chocolate. That combination, with […]

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Apple Pie

Most people enjoy a nice apple pie.  I certainly do so I decided, as I hadn’t had one for a while, that I would make one.  Often in apple pies spices are added, and even raisins but for mine I wanted a purely apple flavour so decided to omit any spices. Of course it would […]

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Fresh Fruit & Custard Tarts

At the height of summer. on a warm and sunny day, there is nothing quite so refreshing as a small dessert which includes some fresh fruit. So this recipe, for a lovely buttery pastry case which holds a thick, creamy custard and is then topped with some raspberries, blueberries and kiwi fruit, is just perfect. […]

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Steak & Ale Pies

I recently made some individual steak and ale pies, with a hot water crust pastry.  They we so good that I needed to make them again very quickly, and this time I decided to do a video too, so I could post on here and on Youtube. These pies have a really rich and hearty […]