Air Fryer Cornish Pasties. Delicious homemade Cornish pasties made from scratch and then cooked in the air fryer. Loaded with a classic filling of beef, onion, swede and potatoes.
You will love how easy it is to make your own Cornish pasties at home in your air fryer and rinse and repeat with different fillings.
Easy Cornish Pasties Recipe
All the time we were living in Portugal, we used to talk about how much we missed the British bakery and how much we loved Couplands and wished we could just go out and grab a Cornish pasty from Couplands.
Well, back in the UK after 13 years abroad one of our first trips out was to Couplands. I went into the bakery and ordered a Cornish Pasty.
Can You Cook A Pasty In An Air Fryer?
Yes, you can. You can use any homemade pasties recipe in the air fryer and mix and match with your favourite fillings.
You can also make diet pasties with Weight Watchers wraps too and then cook those in the air fryer.
How To Make Cornish Pasty Pastry?
There are JUST 4 simple steps to make your own Cornish pasty pastry and do it once and you will want to make it time and time again. Even better, you can use the same recipe for many recipes that require savoury pastry in the air fryer.
- Load flour and butter into a mixing bowl.
- Mix with your fingertips until you have breadcrumbs
- Add enough water to make a dough.
- Roll out your dough ready for the pasty maker.
What Was The Original Filling Of A Cornish Pasty?
A Cornish pasty is a simple recipe of 4 ingredients. Nothing complicated that you need to learn and remember this was often consumed during rationing when you could use some cheap beef, along with what you were growing in the allotment.
Those four simple ingredients that made up the original filling of a Cornish pasty included:
Beef – Over the years people have gone with more expensive beef such as sirloin. But an original Cornish pasty used braising that was precooked.
Potatoes – You will always taste the delicious diced potatoes in your Cornish pasty. You can use any type of white potato that you have peeled.
Onion – Onions are cheap and make a fantastic ingredient for pasties. Keep it traditional with white onion.
Swede – Also known as rutabaga in other parts of the world, swede gives that wonderful balance of flavour in a classic pasty.
You may be wondering how our air fryer Cornish pasties differ to the original filling? Well, we use these four same ingredients and like the old school method we are using leftover stew as our filling.
The best advice I can give you, is make it your own. If you have some spare beef tips then use that, just like you could use leftover roast beef.
Then for the kitchen gadgets that we have used in this English pasty recipe, it has just been our Air Fryer. We have this one and its wonderful for many types of air fryer baking recipes and perfect for getting a golden glow and crisp on homemade pastry.
We also recommend that you use a pasty maker. (I recommend this one) they are super cheap and super useful and can be used in a lot of different pasties and hand pies.Print
Air Fryer Cornish Pasties
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 8 minutes
- Total Time: 13 minutes
- Yield: 3 1x
- Category: Main Course
- 200 g Leftover Instant Pot Beef Stew
- 500 g Air Fryer Pie Crust
- Egg Wash
- 1 Tsp Mixed Herbs
- Salt & Pepper
- Load leftover beef stew into a bowl, making sure it is drained of liquid and then season with salt, pepper, and mixed herbs.
Roll out your pastry and then place the bottom of the pasty maker over it and cut out your circles. You might have to roll a second time to get three pasty circles. Then place the pasty circles on a clean floured worktop as you make them.
Then once you are done making the pasty circles place one at a time into your pasty cutter. Load the stew filling into one half of the pasty, making sure you don’t overfill it.
Push down, making sure it leaves the beautiful pasty pattern. Rinse and repeat until you have made all your pasties.
Then place foil in the air fryer basket and cover the tops of the pasties with egg wash.
Air fry for 8 minutes at 200c/400f before serving.
Leftovers. This is a great use out of your leftover beef stew and dumplings. Of course, when we make stew, the dumplings are always gone, and everyone argues over who gets the last one. But that little bit of stew can be made into pasties.
Cheap. Classic Cornish beef pasties are made with sirloin steak, onion, potato, and swede. You can make it cheaper by making our instant pot stew and dumplings and then using braising beef instead. Plus, you can eat stew and dumplings on Sunday and then have Cornish pasties on Mondays.
Quantity. Our pastry that we use, makes 3 pasties. You can double this up to make six or make as little or as much as you want.