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    Picnic Pasties with Beef, Tomato and Sage

    These neat little pasties, packed with flavour, are perfect for summer picnics, beach trips or snacks on long car journeys.

    • Preparation time: 15 minutes
    • Cooking time: 30 minutes
    • Total time: 45 minutes 45 minutes

    Makes: 12


    2 x 500g packs Saxby's Shortcrust Pastry
    15g pack fresh sage leaves
    100g frozen Waitrose Butternut Squash, defrosted, or use fresh squash, diced
    350g tub Waitrose Bolognese Pasta Sauce, from the chiller cabinet
    1 egg, lightly beaten


    1. Preheat the oven to 180ÂșC, gas mark 4. Roll each pastry block into a large rectangle about 40cm x 30cm. Cut out 12 x 10-12cm discs, using a saucer as a template. Place on 2 baking sheets lined with baking parchment, and chill in the fridge until needed.
    2. Reserve 12 sage leaves and finely chop the rest. Cut the defrosted, diced squash in half again and mix together with the Bolognese sauce and chopped sage.
    3. Brush the edges of the pastry discs with a little beaten egg. Spoon 1-2 tbsp of the Bolognese mixture into the centre of each disc. Fold the pastry in half over the filling then use a fork to press down and seal the edges.
    4. Dip the reserved sage leaves in the beaten egg and place one on each pasty before brushing the pastry top with the egg wash. Bake in the oven for about 30 minutes until golden. Serve with rocket salad and cherry tomatoes.

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    Cook's tips

    Make your own Bolognese sauce using ground beef, or put together a vegetarian version using Quorn mince.


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