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Dec 12, 2011 07:36 PM

Mail-order pasties?

Does anyone know of any good purveyors of mail-order pasties in the US? The only one I could find -- -- is sold out for the holidays.

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  1. You could try Stewarts in Kearney NJ. I havn't had their pasties, but the meat pies are good.

    1. I'm pretty sure that Myers of Keswick does mail order...

        1. Check the Detroit Free Press food section; they have a local gift directory every year. Pasties originated in the US in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, and they have several iconic bakeries and places that make the quintessential pasty. One of the best is one made by residents of a nursing home. The real deal...check it out.

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          1. re: berkleybabe

            Pasties most certainly did not originate in the U.S.--they were brought to the UP by Cornish immigrants.

            Why not make your own? It isn't that difficult, although it does take some time. Look for a good authentic recipe--one that uses diced beef instead of ground and definitely no peas and carrots! :-)

            1. re: Lady_Tenar

              Real pasties have carrots in them - I lived in the U.P. for 7 years so I know. Also rhutabagas, potatoes and onions. Unless you are proficient in pie crusts, they can be difficult. My recipe is on my blog if you'd like it I can share it here/

              1. re: momskitchen

                My Cornish great-grandpa trumps your U.P years! lol. The Cornish turn up their noses to carrots in pasties. The most traditional Cornish pasties have cubed beef (not ground), swede, onion, and potato. No peas, no carrots. Cornish people WILL rant about this.

                Of course, if they're ubiquitous in Michigan pasties, that's a legitimate variation. So it might be accurate to say that real American pasties have carrots in them, but they're not originally an American food. Still, it doesn't really matter. If you like carrots, put them in.

                1. re: Lady_Tenar

                  I think the OP wanted a US pasty, not a Cornish one.

            2. re: berkleybabe

              That's Rheta, but the nursing home closed its doors in 2006, so I'm not sure who makes them now.

            3. just be sure you specify that you are looking for a food product when you google it. the word has an alternate meaning.

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              1. re: KaimukiMan

                snort….you stole what i was gonna link. LOL

                  1. re: porker

                    but there ARE edible pasties (and i'm just using my imagination here, ok?).

                    and beer-flavored ones for our friends on the other side of the pond:

                    gosh, how i love the internet.