Golden Turkey, Ham and Gruyere Pasties

Makes 6-8


For the pastry:

        200g butter, chilled and diced
        400g plain flour
        A pinch of mustard powder
        A pinch of salt
        1 medium egg, beaten
        A splash of milk

For the filling:

        25g butter
        1 medium onion, peeled and finely chopped
        1 tbsp chopped sage
        sea salt and black pepper
        250g cooked/roasted Golden Turkey, dark and white meat, cubed
        125g ham, cubed
        125g Gruyere cheese, grated
        1 tbsp chopped parsley
        1 tbsp double cream
        3 tbsp mayonnaise
        ½ tsp Dijon mustard
        1 egg, beaten for brushing


        Line a baking tray with parchment paper


        Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas 4.

To make the pastry:

  1. Rub the butter into the flour, mustard powder and salt with your finger tips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  2. Add the egg and mix well, then add enough milk to make a firm dough.
  3. Wrap the pastry in cling film and leave to rest in the fridge.

To make the filling:

  1. Melt the butter in a pan, add the onion and sage and cook, stirring regularly until the onion is soft – this will take about 5 minutes. Season and leave to cool.
  2. Mix the Golden Turkey, ham, onion mixture, Gruyere cheese, parsley, cream, mayonnaise and Dijon mustard and season with a little sea salt and black pepper. If the mixture is a little dry, add more cream.
  3. Divide the pastry into 6 equal pieces and roll each out to a 23cm disc on a lightly floured board. Lay the pastry discs out and divide the filling equally in the centre of each disc, leaving a margin at the edge.
  4. Brush the pastry around the edge with the beaten egg and carefully draw the edges together to form a seam across the top, pinch together to seal.  Repeat with the remaining pasties.
  5. Place the pasties on a baking tray, glaze with the egg and bake for 10 minutes, before reducing the oven temperature to 170°C/325°F/Gas 3. Cook for a further 15-20 minutes, until golden brown.
  6. Serve hot or cold.

PER SERVING (based on serving 6)

  • 783 kcal
  • 50.2g fat
  • 27g saturates
  • 3.3g sugar
  • 2g salt