10 Sweet and Savory Pastry Recipes to Make at Home

10 Sweet and Savory Pastry Recipes to Make at Home

Celebrate Pastry Day with these delicious homemade pastries.

Who doesn't love a good pastry? Usually characterized by a flaky golden brown crust that is light and buttery, pastries include any type of food product where fat is incorporated in the dough. While Pastry Day is celebrated in the United States, we've prepared a selection of yummy pastries to celebrate along with our American friends. After all, there's nothing like food to bring us all together. 

1. Curry Puff

Creamy curried potatoes with egg hugged in a crispy golden pastry, the Curry Puff is a popular snack throughout Southeast Asia. While this delicious pillow of goodness is not the easiest to prepare, it is well worth the effort! The difficulty lies in making the pastry –the dough must be allowed to rest for 20 minutes and deft hands are required to fold the filling into the pocket. Once you have it down though, the rest is easy! Curry puffs freeze nicely so make a big batch and save some for the future!

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2. Egg Custard Mochi Puff

What’s white and stretchy, brown and flaky –all at once? Well, it’s the Egg Custard Mochi Puff. The store-bought egg custard filled mochi ball is snugly fitted into a sweet brown puff pastry, transforming into an unexpectedly genius baked treat that takes just under 15 minutes in the oven. Our advice? Take a big bite into the varying layers of crust, or pop the whole treat into your mouth and simply savor the sweetness.

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3. Mushroom Potato Brie Tarts

These Mushroom Potato Brie Tarts make a lovely side dish as part of an entrée, or can be a light lunch with a side salad. Filled with mushrooms and potatoes that have been perfectly seasoned with salt, pepper, garlic and shallots, the savory flavors are enhanced through the addition of the creamy yet earthy Brie cheese. A mouthwatering combination that tantalizes the taste buds with every bite.

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4. One-Pot Mala Chicken Pot Pie

Consisting of a creamy chicken stew covered in buttery puff pastry, this One-Pot Mala Chicken Pot Pie takes the classic chicken pot pie and takes it to another level with a hit of spicy mala flavor for the ultimate taste explosion. Break through the flaky crust and dig into a hearty stew filled with juicy morsels of spiced chicken, potatoes, carrots and peas. A dish that warms the belly and soul on gloomy days!

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5. Ube Buko Pie Pockets

A sweet purple puff pastry that you can nibble on, these Ube Buko Pie Pockets consist of ube (purple Filipino yam) mashed with juicy buko (coconut flesh) to get a double delight pastry perfect to satisfy those hunger pangs in between meals. The earthy sweetness of its filling is made merrier with buttery swirls of thick coconut milk, vanilla and creamy condensed milk, making this deep fried chewy triangle pockets a winning treat for any occasion.

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6. Hong Kong Style Egg Tarts

The silky-smooth egg custard nestled into a flaky baked tart shell is a dim sum staple in Hong Kong. Egg tarts were first introduced to Southern China by the British in the 1920s, where it eventually took over the Hong Kong Cantonese cuisine by storm. Varying from Portuguese egg tarts that utilize egg yolks and heavy cream, these Hong Kong Style Egg Tarts are less dense, with a thinner crust. This no-fuss recipe will make a batch of buttery and flaky tarts filled with delicious and smooth egg custard, with caramelized sugar patches that will have you drooling as they bake in the oven.

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7. Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

Make this Strawberry Rhubarb Pie when strawberries are at their peak. While thawed frozen rhubarb is fine for this pie, frozen berries are just too soft once thawed and they lose their color and flavor too. This pie has a lattice top, which suits a colorful fruit filling such as this one.

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8. Coconut Doughnut Holes

These Coconut Doughnut Holes make for an addictive teatime snack. The addition of lime zest and nutmeg adds a touch of spice that complements the creamy coconut. The stick sweet glaze mixed with the coconut flakes sets as a crunchy shell, yielding to the soft and fluffy cake inside once you take a bite.

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9. Crêpes Anna

This is Anna Olson's variation on Crêpes Suzette, a classic French dessert where the crepes are prepared tableside in an orange sauce. For this Crêpes Anna, the crêpes are warmed in a caramelized pineapple sauce and then topped with ice cream and fresh raspberries.

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10. Curried Lentils & Sweet Potato Pockets

Flaky golden brown pastry stuffed with curried lentils and sweet potato, this dish is the perfect midday snack. The filling is seasoned with Indian spices such as garam masala and cardamom, vegetable stock and chili paste, offering a burst of flavor in every bite. Easy to cook and so addictive, you can enjoy these Curried Lentils and Sweet Potato Pockets any time of the day.

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