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Cornish Pasties

Cornish Pasties, the real deal, just like the ones you can buy in England! These are worth the effort and SO delicious! A hand pie, a meal in your hand, or like a pot pie to eat in your hand!
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Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Course: Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: English
Servings: 4
Calories: 639



  • cup flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup shortening
  • ¼ cup milk or water


  • ½ pound beef sirloin cubed
  • 2 potatoes peeled and cubed
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 carrots cubed
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 4 tablespoons beef gravy
  • 4 teaspoons butter


  • 1 egg beaten for egg wash
  • 4 teaspoons water


  • Preheat oven to 400°.
  • Heavily grease or spray a baking sheet or use parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl mix the flour and salt together.
  • With a pastry blender or two knives, cut in the shortening to the flour mixture until it is the size of peas.
  • Mix in the milk to form a dough and shape it into a ball.
  • Cover the dough ball with an inverted bowl or plastic wrap and set it aside.
  • In a medium bowl mix the sirloin, potatoes, onion, carrots, salt, pepper, and gravy.
  • Divide the dough into quarters.
  • On a floured board, roll out each quarter of dough into an 8-inch circle.
  • Place the filling onto half of the circle, leaving three-quarters of an inch at the edge.
  • Add one teaspoon of butter cut into small pieces on top of the filling of each pasty.
  • Moisten the edge of the dough with water all around the circle.
  • Fold over the other half of the dough over the filling, pressing down to join the edges of the dough.
  • Turn the edges of dough in towards the filling, then press and crimp the edges.
  • Place the pasties onto the prepared baking sheet.
  • Use a pastry brush and brush the egg wash on top 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.


VARIATIONS:  Use chicken or any meat you like!   Change the vegetables to what you like!
Calories: 639kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 86mg | Sodium: 621mg | Potassium: 868mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 5308IU | Vitamin C: 25mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 4mg