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  • Makes 10
  • 30 mins prep
  • 40 mins cook

Favourite picnic hand pies

Favourite picnic hand pies

Filled with silverbeet and cheese, and served with a tasty chutney or relish, these little pies are a family favourite. Have fun whipping up a batch for a picnic or a hunger-busting afternoon tea.


  • 350 g fresh silverbeet, stalks removed, shredded
  • 150 g ricotta cheese
  • 100 g other grated cheese (we used parmesan)
  • 1 cup fresh breadcrumbs (can be gluten-free)
  • small handful chives, chopped
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon zest
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt and ¼ tsp fresh ground pepper to season
  • splash of olive oil


  • 300 g flaky puff pastry
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • relish or chutney to serve


  1. Preheat oven to 180ºC. Line a tray with baking paper.
  2. Mix the filling ingredients together in a large bowl, adding the splash of oil last.
  3. Roll the pastry out thinner than it comes. Use a bowl, or something similar, to cut 10 12-15cm diameter circles.
  4. Dollop a large tablespoon of the filling on half of each circle. Brush the edge with the egg and fold the pastry over the filling to form a pasty shape. Press the edges together and use a fork to seal completely. Transfer to the baking tray.
  5. Brush the tops with the egg and make two small cuts in the surface to allow air to escape during cooking. Sprinkle with the sesame seeds and paprika.
  6. Bake for 30-40 minutes until golden brown.
  7. Serve with chutney or relish.
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