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Celebrate with Reunion Island’s Creole pâté

Origins of the Creole pâté recipe

Creole pâté is traditionally served for end of year celebrations on Reunion Island. It is originally a savoury dish but the recipe has been adapted over the years and there is now a sweet version, with jam for example. A simple mention of this dish whets the appetite of the Reunion locals!

Recipe for traditional Creole pâté

There’s nothing better than making your very own Creole pâté! Follow our easy recipe to make Reunion-style Creole pâté.


  • Mix the flour, eggs, egg whites, baking powder, vanilla sugar, lard, sugar and liqueur.
  • Mix together well
  • Spread half of the mixture onto a baking tray
  • Then spread a layer of your chosen topping
  • Cover with the other half of the mixture
  • Decorate with the rest of the mixture and brush with egg yolk
  • Bake for 45 minutes at 180 degrees
  • Leave to cool and serve your Creole pâté warm !


For the pâté

  • 1 kg of flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 sachet of baking powder
  • 1 sachet of vanilla sugar
  • 250 g of lard
  • 100 g of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of liqueur

For the topping:

  • You can choose either pork “cari”, seasonal vegetables for a vegetarian version or even papaya, guava, banana or pineapple jam for a sweet version.
Did you know

According to tradition, Creole pâté is served on New Year’s Day, usually with coffee or a glass of liqueur.

 (* The abuse of alcohol is dangerous for your health. To be consumed in moderation.)

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