A collection of 10 of my favourite vegan pasty fillings, perfect for piling into a crisp pastry case for picnics and lunchtime treats.
Everyone loves a pasty, and this collection of vegan pasty fillings will give you lots of ideas of delicious things to encase in pastry! Also included is a how-to guide on how to make a simple pasty, whether you're making your own pastry or using ready-rolled.
Pasties make perfect picnic food, and a lovely lunch - serve with a crisp salad on a warm day, or with roast potatoes and gravy as a Sunday roast.
👩🏽🍳 How to make a vegan pasty
Vegan pasties are very easy to make and impressive party or picnic food. You can choose:
Puff or shortcrust pastry? Entirely up to you! My preference is for puff pastry, which makes a really light and crisp pastry case.
Homemade or ready-rolled pastry? Ready-rolled pastry makes for very quick and easy pasties - just check that it is vegan. Most brands are, except for all-butter versions. If you're making your own, try my vegan pastry recipe.
Large or small? You can make your pasties big enough to be a meal in themselves (using a cereal bowl as a template as pictured), or little mini-pasties as bite-sizes party food (using a pastry cutter to cut smaller circles).
Cut circles of pastry (a bowl or plate makes a good template). Top each circle with your filling - but don't be tempted to over-fill or they will pop open in the oven!
Brush the edges with water then fold over and pinch the pastry together. Crimp the edges with a fork or use your fingers to create a crimped edge. Brush all over with dairy-free milk, (I add a few drops of soy sauce to the milk for a really deep, golden glaze). Bake for 25-30 minutes until golden brown and crisp all over.
🍽 5 Vegan Pasty Recipes
These are my favourite vegan pasty fillings from The Veg Space and other blogging friends. Which will you try first?
🔪 5 Vegan Pasty Fillings
These thick stews and curries would be perfect encased in pastry and baked into a pasty. Just follow the instructions above to turn them into perfect pasties. Which is your favourite?
Remember to cook these stews for a little longer than usual so they are thick enough to stay inside the pasties in the oven!
❄️ Can I freeze my vegan pasties?
Yes - pasties freeze very well before baking, and can be frozen after baking too (though the pastry won't be quite as crisp as freshly cooked). Just make sure that the pasty filling is completely cool, and that your chosen filling can be frozen - ie. it hasn't been frozen before.
- Make the pasties as per the recipe, including brushing with glaze etc.
- Lay the pasties on a baking tray, and place in the freezer.
- As soon as they are completely frozen (a couple of hours) remove the pasties from the baking tray and place in an airtight bag or container. Freeze for up to 3 months.
- You can cook them straight from frozen. Add an extra 10 minutes to the cooking time, and check the the filling is piping hot throughout.
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