Cornish Finnish Michigan Pasties

Cornish Finnish Michigan Pasties

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Ruth Uitto
Recipe by  Ruth Uitto

“I make these pasties about once a month for my family and extended family. I weigh my ingredients for accuracy and flavor.”

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Original recipe yields 8 - 10 pasties



  1. Whisk together flour and salt in a large bowl. Cut shortening. Make a well in the center of the mixture, and quickly stir in ice cold water. Form dough into a ball. Set aside.
  2. Dissolve the bouillon cube in the hot water. Combine uncooked vegetables, uncooked meats, salt, pepper, monosodium glutamate, and bouillon.
  3. Roll out pastry dough into 6 x 8 inch rectangles. Place about 1 1/2 cups of filling in the center of each rectangle. Bring 6 inch sides together, and seal. Cut a slit in the top of each pasty. Place on dull, not black, baking pans.
  4. Bake at 425 degrees F (220 degrees C) for 45 minutes.

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I'm from the U.P. of Michigan, so I grew up knowing what a "real" pasty should taste like, not the crap they call pasties here in Detroit. I left out the pork, rutabega, and MSG because I couldn't find any at the store, but it still turned out great! I was able to make 10 pasties. The crust was a little dry, but I may have cooked them too long for the size that I made. Next time I'll try brushing with milk as another person suggested. To freeze them, let cool after cooking and wrap in tinfoil. To reheat, place the frozen pasty in the oven at 350 degrees for about an hour (or you can microwave it if you let it thaw first).



I live in the U.P. and was looking for an approximate amount of vegetables. This recipe was the perfect balance! As far as everyone else saying they were dry, my grandmother used to put a pat of butter inside of it before closing it up, and it wasn't dry at all. Hope that helps.



Great Pasties! The crust was easy to make, although I added salt to make it a bit more savory. I followed the recipe exactly and it made 12 generously sized pies. I baked half and froze half on a cookie sheet, transferring them to a freezer bag after they were frozen. I baked the frozen ones in a 425 degree oven for about 50 minutes, and they came out perfect. This is definitely a keeper!

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Amount Per Serving (8 total)

  • Calories
  • 882 cal
  • 44%
  • Fat
  • 50.1 g
  • 77%
  • Carbs
  • 75.9 g
  • 24%
  • Protein
  • 29.8 g
  • 60%
  • Cholesterol
  • 84 mg
  • 28%
  • Sodium
  • 1459 mg
  • 58%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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