Cheese and Onion Pasties

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

The traditional Cornish recipe uses a cheese such as Double Gloucester or English Cheddar, but I have made some very tasty varieties using Stilton, Feta, Bleu Cheese, and even Havarti.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Thaw the pastry.
  2. If using homemade, put your dough in the refrigerator to chill.
  3. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  4. Melt the butter in a frying pan on a low heat.
  5. Mix in the onions and cook them until they are just beginning to soften.
  6. Mix them with the cheese and parsley.
  7. Roll out the pastry and cut out 4 rounds, each about 6 inches in diameter.
  8. Put a quarter of the cheese mixture on one half of each one.
  9. Fold over the other side and crimp the edges together.
  10. Lay the pasties on a floured baking sheet and brush them with milk or beaten egg.
  11. Bake them for 30 minutes and serve hot.


Most Helpful

Superb!! Had these for lunch today with a green salad and jacket potatoes, so easy and quick! I used a 14 oz. packet of frozen puff pastry and cheddar cheese, the kids loved them and I had to make another batch! I cut out eight square shapes with my pastry. Thanks for another good recipe!

Angela Sara January 16, 2003

Excellent pasty! I used an aged cheddar and lemon basil as I did not have parsley. Great recipe.

Missy Wombat May 26, 2003

This was wonderful and fulfilled my need for something cheesy. I added some fresh chives and a little minced garlic to the filling which gave it a nice added kick. Very simple and delicious recipe, thanks!

Pfil August 19, 2005

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