Lamb and mint pasties with quick apple pickle

Lamb and mint pasties with quick apple pickle

These pasties are one my favourite things to eat, filled with soft baked lamb, potatoes, apples, peas and mint. Perfect for a picnic, accompanied by this aromatic apple pickle.


For the pastry

  • 450g/1lb plain flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp fine salt
  • 125g/4½oz unsalted butter, chilled and cubed
  • 2 large free-range egg yolks
  • 130ml/4fl oz–140ml/4½fl oz cold water
  • 1 free-range egg, beaten, for brushing

For the filling

  • 300g/10½oz potatoes, cut into 1cm/½in cubes
  • 150g/5½oz frozen peas, defrosted and drained
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 small green apples, peeled, cored and cut into 1cm/½in cubes
  • 300g/10½oz boneless lamb (ideally leg), cut into 1cm/½in cubes
  • 2 tbsp dried mint
  • 1 tsp fine sea salt
  • 40g/1½oz butter
  • 2 tbsp plain flour

For the apple pickle