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Gluten Free Cornish Pasties

You can't not love Cornish pasties but it is not easy to get hold of gluten free ones unless you are in Cornwall then there are a fair few places that you can grab one. This recipe makes 4 succulent beef and vegetable filled pasties which are great for a treat night meal, like all proper pasties they are pretty calorific!

Added 14th January 2019
Updated 3 weeks ago
Recipe by Alison Wheatley

This recipe is...

  • Dairy Free Dairy Free
  • High Protein High Protein
  • Low Sugar Low Sugar


400g Gluten free plain flour
1/2 tsp xanthan gum
Pinch salt
100g sunflower spread (or other dairy free spread)
100g lard
2tbsp water

350g beef skirt
1 onion
2 potatoes
200g swede (or turnip)
Pinch salt and pepper
1 egg
  • Preparation Time: 1 Hour 30 Mins
  • Cooking Time: 50 Mins
  • This recipe makes 4 pasties

This recipe is free from...

Tree Nuts


1. Sift together the flour, salt and xanthan gum.

2. Rub in the sunflower spread and lard to make a breadcrumb consistency.

3. With a round ended knife, gradually mix in the water until you reach a nice doughy consistency but neither to wet or too crumbly. You might need more or less than the 2 tbsp specified.

4. Wrap in cling film and chill in the fridge for 1 hour at least before use.

5. Roll the pastry out and cut into 20cm circles, a side plate is usually round about the right size to use as a guide.

6. Cut the beef into cubes, peel and dice the onion, potatoes and swede and mix together in a bowl along with the salt and pepper.

7. Spoon the beef and veg on the pastry circles and bring up the edges, using water to seal the pastry sides together, crimp together, traditionally they are almost twisted when crimped but that technique takes some mastering!

8. Place the pasties on a baking tray and brush with beaten egg, bake on gas mark three for about 55 minutes to an hour until golden brown.

Nutritional Information (Per pasty)

Calories Carbs Fibre Fat Sugar Protein
845 94g 3g 41g 4g 27g

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