Working Person’s Pastry



Working Person's Pastry

Course: Main Dish
Keyword: Working Person's Pastry
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  • Pasty Dough:
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • Filling:
  • 6 cups cubed potatoes
  • 2 cups cubed carrots
  • 2 cups cubed rutabaga
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Dough:
  • Combine flour and salt; cut in shortening.
  • Place egg and vinegar into a measuring cup; add water to make 1 cup.
  • Blend dry and liquid ingredients until a soft dough is formed.
  • Add additional flour if dough is too soft.
  • Divide dough into 6 parts and roll into 6 individual circles.
  • Filling:
  • Combine vegetables and beef; season to taste.
  • Divide filling onto the 6 circles, placing the filling on half of each circle.
  • Brush the edges of each circle with water and fold half the circle over the filling.
  • Crimp the edges to seal well.
  • Do not prick.
  • Place Working Person's Pastry Recipe on an ungreased baking sheet and bake at 375 degrees for one hour.


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