6 Hearty Variations on the Cornish Pasty For Cold-Weather Lunches

published Nov 15, 2013
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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.

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Scallop Pasty with Saffron Pastry – Island Menu (Image credit: Island Menu)

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