Rating: 4.25 stars
4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

These are perfect entertaining food for a lady's tea luncheon or company.

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prep:
35 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
60 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).

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  • In a large mixing bowl, combine tuna fish, mayonnaise, egg, pickles, 2 tablespoons pimentos, and 1 tablespoon chopped green bell pepper. Mix well, and set bowl aside.

  • Sift together 2 cups flour, baking powder, and salt. Cut in vegetable shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in 1 cup Cheddar cheese and 2 tablespoons chopped pimento. Add 2/3 cup milk and stir until mixture forms a ball. Knead about 15 times.

  • Roll out dough 1/4 inch thick. Cut into 3 inch rounds (should be about 20 rounds total). Spoon a tablespoon of the tuna mixture onto the top half of each round (using 10 rounds). Moisten the edges of these 10 rounds with water and place each of the remaining 10 rounds over each tuna-layer round. Press edges together with the tines of a fork and prick the tops to vent the dough. Place on a cookie sheet.

  • Bake tuna rounds at 450 degrees F (230 degrees C) for 12 to 15 minutes.

  • To Make Cheese Sauce: In a double-boiler, heat 3 tablespoons butter and add 3 tablespoons chopped bell pepper; cook until softened. Blend in 3 tablespoons flour, and mix until smooth. Add 1 1/2 cups milk and cook, stirring constantly, until thickened. Sift in 1 1/2 cups Cheddar cheese, 2 tablespoons chopped pimento and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Continue to cook until cheese has completely melted.

  • Serve Tuna Wellingtons with the cheese sauce poured over them.

Nutrition Facts

447 calories; protein 19.5g; carbohydrates 25.1g; fat 29.7g; cholesterol 84.5mg; sodium 858.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (4)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/20/2012
These were so delicious especially the sauce but the crust was amazing too. I think the dough can be rolled much thinner than 1/4 inch though and that'd help you get more filling in the ratio. If I make this again for my family I will just make it into one large pie so it's quicker. Read More
(5)
4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
05/01/2009
My family really enjoyed this recipe and has asked to have it again, including my 6 year old. My other daughter even took it cold to school the next day for lunch. I did a few changes such as no pimentos and used sweet instead of dill pickles. I have even told some friends about it who now want the recipe. I thought the cheese sauce made it, but the kids were not fond of it. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
03/20/2012
These were so delicious especially the sauce but the crust was amazing too. I think the dough can be rolled much thinner than 1/4 inch though and that'd help you get more filling in the ratio. If I make this again for my family I will just make it into one large pie so it's quicker. Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
11/04/2017
I found the biscuits to die for the tuna filling not memorable and the cheese sauce pretty good. The tuna mixture needs a lot of tweaking and there's just too little of it to justify calling this an entrée. Also the egg in the mixture makes it too runny to have easy assembly. The cheese doesn't need a double-boiler just use low heat and whisk it constantly. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/06/2014
This needs review. Made more filling and crust and sauce than just 10 3" pies. I wonder if the egg should have been hard boiled as I had egg running all over the place. And my experience with cheese sauces makes me wonder why the double boiler and what ever is the final 1 cup of cheese for in the ingredient list. All in all this was a pleasant slightly festive way to make a tuna dinner. Will make again to try to work out some of the questions. Perhaps the poster can make comments. Read More