Cheese and Onion Pasties

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Total Time
20 mins
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.

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  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.