French Canadian Tourtiere

French Canadian Tourtiere

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Vicki Butts (lazyme)


From Canadian Living.


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20 Min
1 Hr 20 Min


  • 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)
  • 1
    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


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

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About French Canadian Tourtiere

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

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