Total TimePrep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 50 min.
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
- 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 cup shortening
- 8 to 10 tablespoons ice water
- 1 pound beef top round steak, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
- 1-1/2 cups finely chopped onion
- 1-1/2 cups cubed peeled potatoes (1/2-inch cubes)
- 1-1/2 cups chopped peeled turnips (1/2-inch cubes)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 cup evaporated milk, optional
- In a large bowl, mix flour, salt and baking powder; cut in shortening until crumbly. Gradually add water, tossing with a fork until dough forms a ball. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 375°. In another large bowl, combine beef, onion, potatoes, turnips, salt and pepper. Divide dough into 4 equal portions. On a lightly floured surface, roll 1 portion into a 9-in. circle. Mound 1-1/2 cups filling on half of circle; dot with 1 tablespoon butter. Moisten edges with water; fold dough over filling and press edges with a fork to seal.
- Place on a parchment-lined rimmed 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Repeat with remaining dough, filling and butter. Cut slits in tops of pasties. Bake 30 minutes. If desired, pour milk into slits. Bake until golden brown, 20-30 minutes longer. Serve with ketchup.
- Freeze option: Freeze cooled pasties in a freezer container. To use, reheat pasties on a parchment-lined baking sheet in a preheated 375° oven until heated through.
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Nutrition Facts1/2 pasty: 556 calories, 32g fat (10g saturated fat), 47mg cholesterol, 864mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 19g protein.
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Jan 26, 2020
My Mother's family came from Cornwall. Gramma Merrifield would make pasties to die for! My Mom also made them, using a similar recipe as above. My kids and I were just talking about pasties not too long ago. I am going to have to make these very soon! On a sidenote....I was intrigued when Verna Hainer said her great-aunt Gladys came from a mining town in Cornwall. Not only as mentioned above, did my maternal grandmother's ancestors hail from there.....but her name was also Gladys.
Jan 25, 2020
Basically, this is the recipe I received 50 years ago from my husbands aunt. Her husband worked in a gold mine in Grass Valley, California. She taught me how to make them. She only put steak and potatoes and onion with suet and parsley. Since I don’t eat pork I use butter as suggested in this recipe. I’ve made them for years! I’ve always made them to freeze also. Problem being, is my son and grandson would eat 2 or three apiece!!!! Enjoy!!!
Jan 24, 2020
I will have to try this one. My husband's grandfather was from Cornwall and they lived in the Upper Penninsula of Michigan, pasties are a staple there also. I'm curious about the milk part, we've never put milk in the pasty and I'm anxious to try that! Thanks for the recipe.
Jan 23, 2020
We did not have our Grandmother’s recipe so it took me a lot of effort to get the short dough right. There is nothing like a pastie hot from the oven and they freeze beautifully.
Nov 28, 2019
These are the best. I grew up in Butte MT. where these were a staple. A lot of the miner's took these in their lunch. This is a great recipe. I've never made them with rutabaga but they were great. Kathy G.