Category: Sweet Pies and Tarts

Apricot and Cinnamon Cake

Photo by Julie O’Malley Apricot and Cinnamon Cake Serves 8 140g (5 oz) self-raising flour 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 50g (1 3/4 oz) caster sugar 1 egg, lightly beaten 3 tblsp milk 1 tsp vanilla extract 85g (3 oz) unsalted butter, melted 350g (12 oz) apricot halves Topping: 40g...

Banoffee Pies

Photo by Alecia Banoffee Pies Makes 8 250g pkt Arnott’s Granita biscuits 125g unsalted butter, melted 380g can caramel Top ‘N’ Fill 2-3 bananas 300ml thickened cream, whipped Grated dark chocolate, to garnish Lightly grease eight 10cm loose-bottomed tart pans. Place the biscuits in a food processor and pulse...

Berry Frangipane Tarts

Photo by Julie O’Malley Berry Frangipane Tarts 75g butter, softened 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/3 cup (75g) caster sugar 1 egg 3/4 cup (90g) almond meal 1 Tablespoon (corn) cornflour 150g fresh blueberries and raspberries 1 Tablespoon pure icing sugar Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan-forced. Grease six 5.5cm x...

Blueberry Tart

Photo by EmmCee Blueberry Tart 120g softened unsalted butter 150g caster sugar (2/3 of a cup) 2 eggs 2 Tbsp kirsch or brandy 200g almond meal 2 x 125g of fresh blueberries Icing sugar to dust Thick cream or ice cream to serve Shortcrust Pastry: 1 2/3 cups (250g)...

Caramel Banana Tart

Photo by Julie O’Malley Caramel Banana Tart 1 sheet shortcrust pastry, thawed 300g fresh, reduced-fat ricotta 110g pkt goat’s cheese 60g (1/3 cup) icing sugar mixture 40g butter 55g (1/4 cup, firmly packed) brown sugar 60ml (1/4 cup) thickened cream 3 small bananas, peeled, thinly sliced diagonally 45g (1/4...

Cherry Coconut Tart

Cherry Coconut Tart 1 flan pastry case, blind baked and cooled 3 eggs 2/3 cup caster sugar 1/4 cup plain flour 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 1/2 cups coconut 500g cherries, pitted Icing sugar to dust 1. Whisk eggs, sugar, flour and vanilla together. Stir in coconut. 2. Pour into...

Chocolate Banana Tart

Chocolate Banana Tart Serves: 8 1 1/4 cups plain flour 1/4 cup cornflour 1/4 cup caster sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder 90g butter, chopped 1 egg 1-2 tablespoons cold water 250g CADBURY Milk Chocolate Baking Melts 1/2 cup cream 4 x 200g ripe bananas 1-2 tablespoon apricot jam, warmed,...

Chocolate Caramel Tart

Photo by A delicious. Year – Katren Chocolate Caramel Tart Serves 6 395g can sweetened condensed milk 250g block Careme dark chocolate shortcrust pastry (or 1 large sheet regular shortcrust pastry) 225g good-quality dark chocolate, roughly chopped 2 eggs 150ml thickened cream, plus extra whipped cream to serve (optional)...

Chocolate Ganache, Lavender Cream and Raspberry Tart

Chocolate Ganache, Lavender Cream and Raspberry Tart 240g plain flour 200g butter Pinch of salt 300ml thickened cream 1 Tbsp caster sugar 1 tsp unsprayed lavender flowers, plus extra flowers to serve 1 punnet raspberries 160ml cream 40g butter 180g dark chocolate, finely chopped 1. Place the flour, butter...

Chocolate Ginger Tart

Chocolate Ginger Tart Serves 6-8 300ml pouring cream 1/2 teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger 55g (1/4 cup firmly packed) brown sugar 250g dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids), finely chopped 60g unsalted butter, chopped 3 eggs, plus 2 egg yolks 150g crystallized ginger, chopped Dutch-processed cocoa powder, to dust Thickened...

Classic Banana Cream Pie

Classic Banana Cream Pie 8 Servings 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon granulated sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, chilled and cut in pieces 1/4 cup cold water 1 egg yolk 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil Banana Cream Filling: 2 large eggs 1/2 cup superfine...

Glazed Kiwi and Lime Tart with Pistachio Crust

Photo by Julie O’Malley Glazed Kiwi and Lime Tart with Pistachio Crust 115g finely ground pistachio nuts 8 digestive biscuits, crushed 55g caster sugar 1 Tbsp lime zest (about 1 lime) 85g unsalted butter, melted and cooled 2 large egg yolks 400g tin condensed milk 120ml fresh lime juice...

Impossible Turkish Delight Pie

Impossible Turkish Delight Pie 2 cups milk 1 cup desiccated coconut 1 cup caster sugar 100g unsalted butter, melted 4 eggs, lightly beaten 1/2 cup plain flour 1/2 tsp rosewater essence 2 x 55g Turkish Delight bars, chopped Icing sugar mixture, to decorate 1. Grease an ovenproof dish (8-cup...

Little Lemon Meringues

Little Lemon Meringues Serves 6 6 frozen Pampas sweet tart cases 160ml (2/3 cup) sweetened condensed milk 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice 2 egg whites 70g (1/3 cup) caster sugar 1. Preheat oven to 200°C. Place the tart cases on a baking tray. Bake in oven for 10 minutes...

Macadamia Choc Coconut Pie (Thermomix)

Macadamia Choc Coconut Pie (Thermomix) 50g macadamia nuts 20g dark brown sugar 200g caster sugar 80g cubed cold butter 140g plain flour 45g rolled oats 400g coconut cream 230g milk 70g corn flour 70g water 160g dark coverture chocolate Topping: 1 vanilla bean 30g sugar 250g mascarpone cheese 60g shredded...

Nectarine Tart with Orange Syrup

Nectarine Tart with Orange Syrup 2 1/2 nectarines, halved and stones removed 55g castor sugar 90g butter, softened 2 eggs 120g almond meal 35g plain flour 2 teaspoons finely grated lemon rind 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 110g caster sugar, extra Orange Syrup: 250ml orange juice 60ml orange flavoured liqueur...

Neenish Tarts

Neenish Tarts Serving size: Serves 10 or more 275g packet frozen sweet tart cases Filling: 1/4 cup raspberry jam 1/4 cup icing sugar 1/4 cup condensed milk 50g butter, at room temperature 1 tablespoon lemon juice Icing: 1 1/2 cups icing sugar, sifted 2 teaspoons cocoa, sifted 4 tablespoons...

Peanut Butter Ice-Cream Pie

Photo by Julie O’Malley Peanut Butter Ice-Cream Pie Serves 10 250g packet chocolate chip cookies (see note) 2 Tablespoons unsalted peanuts 50g butter, melted 1 litre chocolate ice-cream, softened 2/3 cup crunchy peanut butter (Chocolate fudge sauce) 200g dark chocolate, chopped 1/2 cup pure cream 20g butter 1. Preheat...

Spring Berry Tart

Photo by Julie O’Malley Spring Berry Tart 1 cup (150g) plain flour 2 Tbsp caster sugar, plus 1/3 cup (75g) extra 90g cold, unsalted butter, chopped 2 – 3 Tbsp iced water 1 3/4 cups (350g) low fat ricotta 1/4 cup (60ml) light cream 2 eggs grated rind of...

Strawberry Shortcake

Photo by Julie O’Malley Strawberry Shortcake Pastry: 2 cups flour 1/2 cup caster sugar Pinch salt 100g butter 3 egg yolks 1/2 tsp grated orange peel Filling: 3 egg yolks 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup flour 2 drops almond essence 1 1/2 cups milk 1 1/2 cups hulled strawberries,...

Summer Berry Tart

Summer Berry Tart Photo by Michelle @ Love the Taste This is one of my favorite summer recipes. Everyone loves it, its such a refreshing way to end a summer meal and share with great company. Tart Crust: 1 cup plain flour 1/4 cup almond meal 1 1/2 Tablespoons...

Triple Chocolate Mousse Tart

Triple Chocolate Mousse Tart Serves 10 250g plain chocolate biscuits 1 Tablespoon plain flour 125g butter, melted cocoa powder, to serve Chocolate Ganache: 100g dark chocolate, chopped 1/2 cup thickened cream Chocolate Mousse: 200g dark chocolate, chopped 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 600ml thickened cream 1. Grease a 6cm-deep, 22cm...

Triple Chocolate Mousse Tart

Photo by Mem Triple Chocolate Mousse Tart Serves 10 250g plain chocolate biscuits 1 tablespoon plain flour 125g butter, melted cocoa powder, to serve Chocolate Ganache: 100g dark chocolate, chopped 1/2 cup thickened cream Chocolate Mousse: 200g dark chocolate, chopped 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 600ml thickened cream 1. Grease...