Cornish-pasty meaning

A kind of meat pie, one not baked in a pie pan, but rather, in a large piece of folded-over pastry dough, crimped shut, then baked on a sheet. There is no one standard recipe, but it always includes meat and vegetables in a thick hearty sauce.

... after we have removed some of the dust of our journey, we sit down to a well-spread tea-table, on which a noble Cornish pasty holds the post of honour. — Chambers’s Journal of popular literature, science and arts by W & R Chambers, 1854.

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