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What is pastry? About the ingredient pastry. Including 128 recipes with pastry, nutrition data, and where to find it.


Pastry is the name given to various kinds of baked goods made from ingredients such as flourbuttershorteningbaking powder or eggs. Small cakestarts and other sweet baked goods are called "pastries".

Pastry may also refer to the dough from which such baked goods are made. Pastry dough is rolled out thinly and used as a base for bakedgoods. Common pastry dishes include piestarts and quiches.

Pastry is distinguished from bread by having a higher fat content, which contributes to a flaky or crumbly texture. A good pastry is light and airy and fatty, but firm enough to support the weight of the filling. When making a shortcrust pastry, care must be taken to blend the fat and flour thoroughly before adding any liquid. This ensures that the flour granules are adequately coated with fat and less likely to develop gluten


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 crust, single 9" (180g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 948Calories from Fat 560
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 62.3g 96%
Saturated Fat 15.5g 78%
Trans Fat ~
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 975mg 41%
Total Carbohydrate 85.5g 29%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 0.3
Protein 11.5g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 2% Iron 29%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

Where found

Pastry is usually found in the baking supplies section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

Food group

Pastry is a member of the Baked Products USDA nutritional food group.

How much does pastry weigh?

measure grams
1 crust, single 9" 180
1 piece (1/8 of 9" crust) 23

In Chinese:糕点
British (UK) term: Pastry
en français:pâtisserie
en español:pasteles

Recipes using pastry

There are 119 recipe that contain this ingredient.

All-American Cherry Pie
Cherry Pie
Dakota Prairie Pumpkin Pie
Five Cheese Quiche
Kangaroo Striploin Tartlet with Sweet Potato and Bush Tomato Jus
Lemon Party Meringue Pie
Maple leaf Pumpkin Pie
Maple leaf Pumpkin Pie
Very Moist Pumpkin Pie

All 119 recipes


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