Lörtsy (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈlørtsy]) is a thin, half-moon shaped pastry originally invented in Savonlinna, eastern Finland. It can be made with a variety of fillings; the most common ones are either a savoury meat filling or a sweet apple filling.[1]

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A meat lörtsy
CourseAppetizer, main, dessert (jam version)
Place of originFinland
Region or stateSouthern Savonia
Serving temperatureHot
VariationsMultiple, most common are meat and rice or apple jam.

A meat lörtsy contains a meat and rice filling similar to the Finnish meat pie. Street vendors may offer it with the same condiments as the meat pie, such as a pickled cucumber and chopped raw onion, and with an optional hot dog sausage. When served with condiments on the street, it is folded around them like a taco.

The apple lörtsy contains a sweet apple jam, and resembles a jam doughnut.

The lörtsy is associated with eastern Finland, particularly the region around Savonlinna, but nowadays can be found all over Finland from street vendors and in some supermarkets.

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  1. ^ Planet, L.; Symington, A.; Nevez, C.L. (2015). Lonely Planet Finland. Travel Guide. Lonely Planet Publications. p. pt379. ISBN 978-1-74360-534-9. Retrieved January 12, 2017.