During Macabre we tried a couple of pies / pastries that we have never done before. For example these chilli parcels: This is the first time Ive attempted these pasty style beauties and it took a couple of attempts to get the form right.
For ease I used a good shortcrust pastry and filled with a beef chilli mix. (good steak mince, onions, chopped tomato, chilli powder and crushed chillis.) The Chilli was a little more spicy than I would normally make but it seemed to work well in the parcels. After a bit of experimenting I settled on hand crimping them.