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Cornish Pastie II Recipe

Cornish Pastie II

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"Individual pasties--originally made to pack in lunch boxes."

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Original recipe makes 6 pasties Change Servings


  1. Divide pastry in three equal parts. Roll 1/3 to make 8x15 inch rectangle. Trim edges and cut to make two 7-inch squares. Place on baking sheet. Repeat with other two thirds of pastry.
  2. Arrange layer of potatoes on half of each pastry square, top with layer of onion and then with meat. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and dot with butter.
  3. Moisten pastry edges with cold water and fold over to make triangles; press edges together to make tight seal. A tight seal retains steam and makes juicy pastries.
  4. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 1 hour or until meat is tender. Serve hot with chili sauce, ketchup, or pickle relish or serve cold for sandwiches.
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Nov 19, 2006

Being of Cornish decent and having eaten pastie all my life I have just a few suggestions. In addition to potatoes and onions add a small turnip also a little green onion. Also mix potatoes, meat, turnip with a little butter, salt and pepper in a large bowl, before adding to pie crust. Your can also substitute the type of meat, just use a lean meat. Also my mother would eat them hot with just butter, salt and pepper. My grandfather used to do the same but, added hot sauce.....

Sep 21, 2006

As a Cornish woman and being of a long line of Cornish women I have to tell you this recipe is very close to what my mom, grandmother and aunt would make. The only thing they did differently is add swede (swedish turnip or rutabaga). Sliced thin and added with the potatoes, you would probably need about half as much swede as potato. Also I have found that the fattier pieces of meat add more juice to the pasty.

Apr 28, 2008

I really enjoyed this recipe, but I ran into a problem with the amount of dough required. Though I used a double crust, after rolling out the rectangle, the dough was so thin I couldn't fill it. I started over and made six 7" circles instead. I also premixed the filling with melted butter and added some seasoning. I'll try this one again. Very tasty!

May 24, 2008

i added some garlic, thyme,and celery salt for a little more flavor

Jan 06, 2010

This recipe was a great place to start. They were not like the pasties I ate as a young child but they were still tasty. I made my own dough and found that making smaller pasties seamed to work better than large ones because you cannot transfer the large pasties to the baking sheet without breaking them.

Mar 11, 2012

I grew up in Butte,Montana where these are famous. My mother made the 100's of times and I must be nearing the number myself. It seems to me any kind of beef is good to use, but freeze and before all the way thawed, cut into pieces of 1/4 " squares. (If you can find in a local store, Taco meat it is perfect and already cut) These can so good cold with catsup for days. I use 2 # of meat and about the same amount of potatoes (not in pounds, but diced up 1/4 inch) and appears to be the same as meat. In a blender with water, I mix my carrots and onions the strain for at least 1 or more hours. Season with salt, pepper and if you can get it Vegeta which can be found in European stores.


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  • Calories
  • 518 kcal
  • 26%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 43.7 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 33 mg
  • 11%
  • Fat
  • 32 g
  • 49%
  • Fiber
  • 4.1 g
  • 16%
  • Protein
  • 13.9 g
  • 28%
  • Sodium
  • 1015 mg
  • 41%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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