French Canadian 'Tortiere Pie' (Pork Pie)

Brenda Washell


I Fell in love with this pie when I had it in Maine with some of my French Canadian friends that made many of these around holiday time for gatherings. Its like a party in your mouth and lovin'from the oven!!
This recipe is from a friend that got it from her "Memmerre" (Grandmother) and it comes out perfect everytime! Very simple but complex flavors in this one.

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25 Min


40 Min


2 lb
ground pork
1 medium
onion chopped fine
1 1/2 lb
homemade mashed potato
clove, nutmeg & cinnemon to taste
pie crusts top & bottom

Directions Step-By-Step

Peel & cook potatoes to make and equal amount to mix with pork after it is browned. You can use Idahoan Pkg mix instead --it is the best instant on the market I believe!
Cook ground pork with chopped onion and season with S&P, clove,nutmeg & cinnamon to taste.
Preheat oven 400 degrees.Combine browned Pork with potatoes in nearly equal amounts. You may need to add a small amount of water so you can work with it. Fill ready pie shells and top with a crust. Put 4 slits in top shell for steam. Cook for about 40 minutes or until top crust is light brown.
This recipe is for 2 pies because one is never enough and you can freeze what is left over in individual baggies and take them out whenever you want some....ENJOY!!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pork, Savory Pies
Regional Style: French