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Traditional Scottish Cheese and Pineapple pasties Recipe

This recipe mixes the sweetness of pineapple with the much more savoury taste of cheese. Pasties are a Scottish type of snack which is a cross between a "sausage roll" and a "pie".

Cheese and Pineapple Pasties


  • 175 g (6 oz) shortcrust pastry
  • 1 egg, size 3, beaten
  • 25 g (1 oz) margarine (or butter), melted
  • 75 g (3 oz) Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 2 rings pineapple, chopped
  • Salt and pepper
  • Beaten egg, to glaze
  • Sesame seeds, to sprinkle over pastry, optional

Chill pastry for 20 minutes. Mix together filling ingredients and season to taste. Divide pastry into four and roll each piece into around about 18 cm (7 inches) in diameter. Divide the cheese filling between the pastry and dampen pastry edges. Bring edges up together and over the filling and press gently to seal. Crimp the edges.

Brush with beaten egg and sprinkle over sesame seeds if wished. Bake on a baking sheet in preheated oven 200C, 400F, Gas No. 6 for 25-30 minutes, until light golden in colour.
Approx. 430kcal per serving and you can freeze

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  • Servings 4
  • Preparation Time 20 mins
  • Cooking Time 25 mins