French Canadian Tourtiere

French Canadian Tourtiere Recipe

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Vicki Butts (lazyme)


From Canadian Living.


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20 Min
1 Hr 20 Min


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2 lb
ground pork (907 g)
2 medium
potatoes, peeled and grated
2 medium
onions, minced
1 1/2 tsp
salt (7 ml)
1 tsp
savory (5 ml)
1/4 tsp
ground cloves (1 ml)
1 clove
garlic, minced
1/2 tsp
sage (2 ml)
1/2 c
water (125 ml)
2 c
dry breadcrumbs (500 ml)
egg, beaten
1 Tbsp


pastry dough for 2 9-inch double crust pies
1/4 tsp
1/4 tsp

How to Make French Canadian Tourtiere


  • 1Pastry:
    Prepare pastry dough for 2 - 9-inch double crust pies, seasoned with 1/4 tsp tumeric and 1/4 tsp savory.
  • 2Roll out 1/2 pastry and fit into 9 x 13-inch rectangular baking dish OR 2 8-inch pie plates.
  • 3Chill.
  • 4Filling:
    Place all filling ingredients except bread crumbs and egg in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
  • 5Stir to blend.
  • 6Cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
  • 7Remove from heat and stir in enough bread crumbs to absorb all excess moisture.
  • 8Cool mixture and place in pie shell.
  • 9Roll out remaining pastry and place on top of meat.
  • 10Seal upper and lower crust and crimp edges.
  • 11For added luster, brush pastry with water and egg mixture.
  • 12Slit the crust well to allow steam to escape.
  • 13Bake at 400 degrees F, 30 - 40 minutes until golden brown.
  • 14Serve hot with gravy.

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About French Canadian Tourtiere

Course/Dish: Pork
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: Canadian

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