“I first tasted a pastie in a little tiny shop in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England and I got hooked on them! I cannot say enough about how delicious they are! They are made with all different combinations of meats and vegetables.
I wish you could get one in the U.S. malls and town shops like you can in England! A meat and gravy meal in your hand, also called hand pies. Or I say it’s like a pot pie you can hold!
They are really worth the work, unless you can get to England often! Enjoy!”
Servings: 4 Cook Time: 60 minutes
1 ½ cup flour
¼ teaspoon salt
½ cup shortening
¼ cup milk or water
½ pound beef sirloin, cubed (raw)
2 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 small onion, chopped
2 carrots, cubed
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
4 tablespoons beef gravy
4 teaspoons butter
4 teaspoons water
1 egg, beaten for egg wash
- Preheat oven to 400°.
- Heavily grease or spray a baking sheet.
- In a large bowl mix flour and salt together.
- Cut in shortening until it is the size of peas.
- Add milk and shape into dough ball.
- Cover with an inverted bowl or plastic wrap and set aside.
- In a medium bowl mix sirloin, potatoes, onion, carrots, salt, pepper, and gravy.
- Divide dough into quarters.
- On a floured board, roll out each quarter of dough into an 8-inch circle.
- Place filling onto half of the circle, leaving three-quarters of an inch at edge.
- Add one teaspoon of butter cut into small pieces on top of filling.
- Moisten edge of dough with water all around the circle.
- Fold over the other half of dough over filling, pressing down to join the edges of the dough.
- Turn edges of dough in towards filling and press and crimp.
- Place pasties onto a prepared baking sheet.
- Brush beaten egg on tops of pasties.
- Cut a slit on top.
- Bake for 400° for 45 minutes.
- Add 1 teaspoon of water into each slit.
- Reduce oven to 350° and bake for 15 more minutes.
- Serve hot.
Nutritional Information: Beef Cornish Pasties
Amount Per Serving: 1 Cornish Pastie
Calories from Fat: 296
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat 33g 50%
- Saturated Fat 8g 38%
- Cholesterol 84mg 28%
- Sodium 857mg 36%
- Total Carbohydrates 49g 16%
- Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
- Protein 16g 29%
- Sugars 1g
- Vitamin A 169%
- Vitamin C 16%
- Calcium 2%
- Iron 17%
- * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.