Cornish Pasties Recipe

This Cornish Pasties recipe is simple and delicious with easy to find ingredients. Invoke the earthy energy of the coal miners who originated this dish for a comforting dinner.

  • Author: Renee Rendall
  • Prep Time: 30
  • Cook Time: 50
  • Total Time: 80
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: British




  • 450g plain flour
  • 2tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 125g unsalted butter
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 125ml cold water

Pasty filling

  • 450g potato (finely diced)
  • 100g carrots (finely diced)
  • 150g onion (finely diced)
  • 500g ground beef
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 1 tbsp plain flour
  • 1 egg (beaten)


For the pasty

  1. Put the flour, baking powder, salt, butter and egg yolks into the food processor. Give it a buzz until thoroughly mixed. Slowly add the water and continue mixing until the dough forms. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap or beeswax wrap and place in the fridge for at least an hour.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 F (175C) degrees.
  3. Split the dough into 4 peices and roll out into 9 inch circles.

For the filling

  1. While your dough is in the fridge, add the veggies to your food processor. Season them with salt and pepper to taste and mix for a few seconds. The bigger you want your veggie chunks, the shorter the time in the processor.
  2. Sprinkle the flour over the ground beef and add the mixture into the food processor. Buzz for a few seconds, until the veggies and beef are thoroughly mixed. If you food processor is too small, you can also mix this together in a bowl with a spoon.
  3. Add the mixture to one half of each dough circle and fold the other half over, forming a "D-shaped" pasty.
  4. Crimp over the edges to seal, cut a steam hole in the top in whatever shape you desire, and wash the whole pasty with your beaten egg.
  5. Place onto a baking sheet and into the oven for 50 minutes.
  6. Wait 5-10 minutes to cool.


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