Mother's Pasties

Mother's Pasties

"PASTIES were a must years ago when men worked the mines in northern Michigan. The housewives made them in the morning and wrapped them tightly in newspaper so they would stay warm until lunch break. Everyone used to say my mom made the best pasties in the world. This is her recipe. -Vivienne Abraham, Detroit, Michigan"
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1 h 10 m servings
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Original recipe yields 5 servings

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  1. In a large bowl, combine the potatoes, carrots, onion, salt and pepper. Add beef and pork; mix well. Add butter and toss; set aside.
  2. For pastry, combine flour and salt in a bowl. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Gradually add water, tossing with a fork until a ball forms.
  3. Divide dough into five portions; roll each into a 10-in. circle. Place 1 cup of filling in the center of each circle. Fold pastry over filling and seal edges tightly with a fork; cut slits in the top of each.
  4. Place on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 375 degrees F for 50-60 minutes or until golden brown.

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The church ladies made the pasties I grew up with and since they did it for a fundraiser, we only got these once a year. They are kind of a lot of work, but they are just like I remember them. ...

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Probably due to the lack of egg in the pastry it was very hard to work with. Also, the recipe didn't indicate if the meat should be cooked first or used raw.

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The church ladies made the pasties I grew up with and since they did it for a fundraiser, we only got these once a year. They are kind of a lot of work, but they are just like I remember them. ...

I've never had these, but they sounded fun so I made them for dinner tonight. I used 1/2 lb ground pork and 1/2 lb sausage. I browned the meat so it would be crumbly, mixed with cooked diced p...

Loved it, but I was in a hurry and changed it a bit to save time. I used ready made pie crust that you roll out. It was fantastic. Brushed crust with butter and sprinkled with Mrs. Dash.

Probably due to the lack of egg in the pastry it was very hard to work with. Also, the recipe didn't indicate if the meat should be cooked first or used raw.

This recipe made delicious, easy to prepare, and easy to eat-on-the-go meat pies! The only thing I changed was to use margarine instead of shortening (I didn't have any) and I added egg white to...

These pasties are the real thing ,my Mom use to make them and she was from Ironwood,Michigan. Knew the story of the miners enjoying them to.My mother sometimes would grate everything alittle fin...

Born and raised in Wisconsin, I've known this recipe very well. In the past I have used frozen then defrosted tubed biscuits: in a pinch it is quick and easy. I found this dough to be a little...

These turned out perfectly. Just like my Mom's-thanks for the recipe. I left out the carrots, but that was the only thing I did different. These were really good.

I had never tried Cornish Pasties before, and these were lovely. They had a good balance of vegetables and meat. They were also extremely filling! However, I did make a few changes; instead of p...

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