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This past week I've been exploring St. Ives in Cornwall, England. It's a good-size town full of museums and galleries to explore, and of course a pasty shop practically on every block. It's been chilly and rainy here, which is why I've been gravitating towards these delicious variations of the savory pastry.

True Cornish pasties (pronounced PAST-ees) include beef, potatoes, and turnips. These six variations on the traditional hand pie are great to eat hot or on the go — the perfect sustaining lunch for the busy holiday season.

Scallop Pasty with Saffron Pastry - Island Menu
2 Cheese, Onion, & Potato Pasties - Lavender and Lovage
3 Chicken and Leek Pasties - Lea and Jay
4 Butternut Squash, Sage, and Parmesan - The Kitch
5 Pumpkin Pasties - Brownie Bites

Pheasant, Juniper Berry, and Thyme Pasties - Wrightfood