Heart Shaped Strawberry Cream Cheese Danishes

Strawberry Cream Cheese Danishes

These sweet, heart shaped strawberry cream cheese Danishes are as cute as can be and make a special treat for loved ones! Each heart has a light smooth cream cheese filling with bursts of fruity strawberry jam and fresh strawberries; sitting atop a flaky, buttery pastry. 

Potato Dill Quiche with Goat Cheese

Potato Dill Quiche with Goat Cheese 

This potato and dill quiche with goat cheese is made using a classic pie pastry crust and is loaded with roasted potatoes, red peppers, garlic, goat cheese and of course fresh dill! The combination of milk and cream gives a richer and creamier flavour than the typical quiche recipe.

Poached Pear Tarts

Poached Pear Tarts

These make ahead poached pear tarts are a beautiful treat to spoil any guest! The pears are poached in a white wine syrup, infusing them with a delicate, bright sweetness. This complements the buttery puff pastry and the nutty almond cream. It’s an elegant dessert, lovely for a special occasion or as a delightful way to end any meal. Make sure to read the entire recipe before starting so that you are well prepared.

Lemon Cream Puff Pastry Pinwheels

Lemon Cream Puff Pastry Pinwheels

These lemon cream puff pastry pinwheels are a light and delicate treat. They feature layers of flaky, buttery puff pastry that’s lightly wrapped around a tangy lemon cream filling. Add fresh raspberries for an extra sweet bite!

Simple Apple Strudel

Simple Apple Strudel

This apple strudel recipe is simple and absolutely delicious. All you have to do is wrap puff pastry around a pile of sliced and sugared apples and sprinkle with cinnamon, bake in the oven and enjoy! It’s not necessary to braid the strudels but I think it’s worth it!

Toasted Pecan Pie

Toasted Pecan Pie

Traditional, simple and absolutely decadent; you can’t beat a rich, gooey pecan pie loaded with toasted pecans and a flaky, buttery pastry. This is a great make ahead dessert for the holidays as the pie needs time to set. 

Peach Galette

Peach Galette

A galette is the lazy man’s version of a pie and is very forgiving! This is the perfect summer recipe to use fresh, juicy peaches. They are wrapped gently in a flaky, buttery pie pastry and baked until browned. Change out the fruit to make any flavour of galette you’d like and use this recipe as a guideline.

Classic Blueberry Pie

Nothing beats a classic blueberry pie made with tiny wild blueberries! It’s everything you want in a pie, a flaky buttery crust and a fruity runny filling that spills out with sweet little bundles of fresh blueberries! 

Simple Savoury Leek and Spinach Galette

Simple Savoury Leek Galette

This rustic savoury leek galette is simple and easy to whip up for a light lunch or for a French inspired meal. The flaky pastry is filled with a flavourful combination of sautéed leeks, garlic, spinach and topped with fresh feta.

Classic French Lemon Tart Recipe

French Lemon Tart

This is a traditional French lemon tart that’s perfectly tangy with a citrus curd filling and a buttery crisp crust. Simply top with whipped cream and fresh fruit or my favourite sugared blueberries!

Heart Hand Pies

Heart Hand Pies

Little heart shaped hand pies, filled with blueberry jam are the sweetest treats to spread some love! It’s a simple recipe using a buttery melt in your mouth pie pastry and your favourite blueberry jam. You can easily sub out blueberry jam for your favourite flavours.

Homemade Apple Turnovers

Homemade Apple Turnovers

These homemade apple turnovers are a simple and fun treat! They are made using a buttery, flaky pie pastry and then filled with a cinnamon apple pie filling. They will no doubt become a fall favourite!

Pumpkin Sheet Pie

Pumpkin Sheet Pie

This beautiful pumpkin sheet pie is the perfect way to feed a large crowd for Thanksgiving! By doubling the traditional filling and using a jelly roll pan this dessert serves twice as many. The filling is full of classic spices; like cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves. The best part is you get equal parts pastry and filling in each bite! And don’t forget the whipped cream!

Tomato Tart

Tomato Tart

This gorgeous tomato tart is a show stopper and makes a lovely appetizer or a light meal to share with friends. Change up the cheese to your personal desire; brie, burrata, feta, goat cheese, etc. The recipe makes one large tart or two smaller tarts.

Rhubarb Almond Tart

Rhubarb Almond Tart

This rhubarb almond tart is the perfect dessert to enjoy spring’s first arrival of rhubarb. Not only is it unique but a show stopper that will impress your guests. Its texture is a combination of crunchy and soft and the flavours are full of nutty almonds with tart rhubarb, making this a new and exciting dessert.

How To Blind Bake a Pie Crust

How To Blind Bake a Pie Crust

Here’s a simple guide on how to blind bake your pie pastry. This method is done when a recipe calls for a filling that doesn’t need to be baked, meaning the crust must be fully baked first.

COCONUT CREAM PIE

Coconut Cream Pie

If you’re looking for the perfect coconut cream pie than look no further. This recipe is a classic – a buttery flaky pie crust, a creamy, coconut-ty filling, and a light, airy meringue topping, piled high! And don’t forget more coconut scattered overtop and browned to perfection!

Roasted Vegetable Galettes

Roasted Vegetable Galettes

Enjoy these simple savoury galettes filled with roasted vegetables, herbs and asiago cheese. This is a fuss free recipe with an elegant twist. The pastry is buttery and flaky then topped with roasted vegetables. The recipe makes 4 galettes but you can make 6 personal size galettes or 1 large galette.

Roasted Vegetable French Quiche

Roasted Vegetable French Quiche

This roasted vegetable French quiche is filled with pillowy eggs, ricotta cheese and has a flaky crust. It’s packed with flavour that’s delicate and has a sense of sophistication. The crust is made using sheets of phyllo pastry that are layered upon each other to create a buttery yet crisp outer layer.

White Chocolate Cranberry Tart

White Chocolate Cranberry Tart

This show stopper of a dessert is perfect for celebrating a special occasion or holiday. The buttery bottom is made from a shortcrust. The filling is tart with cranberries and infused with rosemary, then topped with sweet, white chocolate and decorated with sugared rosemary and cranberries.

Blueberry Turnovers

Blueberry Turnovers

These blueberry turnovers are made with pie pastry instead of phyllo and then filled with homemade blueberry sauce and topped with a simple sugar glaze. They will no doubt be the best turnovers you’ll ever have! You can substitute your favourite blueberry jam in a pinch.

Homemade Flakies

Homemade Flakies

Surprisingly, it’s super easy to make homemade flakies and these blackberry lilac flakies are stunningly beautiful and out of this world delicious!

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I'm a professional baker, recipe developer & photographer behind Baking For Friends. I specialize in classic & comforting baking. I hope you enjoy the recipes & find inspiration of your own to bring your family & friends together over home-cooked food!

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