A French Canadian meat pie usually served Christmas Eve, this pie has a lightly spiced and herbed pork filling with a pastry crust.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large skillet, heat oil over medium high heat. Cook pork, breaking up with spoon, for about 10 minutes or until no longer pink. Drain fat.

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  • Stir in stock, onions, garlic, mushrooms, celery, salt, cinnamon, pepper, savory, and cloves; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low. Simmer for 35 to 45 minutes, or until 2 tablespoons liquid is left. Stir in fresh bread crumbs and parsley. Taste, and adjust the seasoning to your liking. Cover, and refrigerate until cold. The filling can be stored for up to one day.

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  • Roll out pastry to about 1/8 inch thickness, and fit to pie plate. Spoon filling into shell. Roll out top pastry. Moisten rim of pie shell with water. Cover with top pastry, pressing edges together to seal. Trim and flute pastry edge. Beat egg with water, and brush over the top pastry. Cut steam vents in top.

  • Bake in preheated oven until pastry is golden brown, about 45 minutes. Allow to cool for about 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

632.4 calories; 26.4 g protein; 35.3 g carbohydrates; 105 mg cholesterol; 728.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2003
I was asked by my Aunt to find a recipe for tourtiere so I came to allrecipes and found htis one. She said this is EXACTLY what she remembers tourtiere to be! This is an excellent recipe and the only thing she said she would change now having tried the recipe is for her own personal taste she would cut the cinnaomn by half. She made it for my Uncle and he loved it too! He said his mom used to make it when he was little. SO anyone out there sooking for an authentic version of reviellon tourtiere pie..... Thisis the recipe for you! EXCELLENT!!!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/16/2015
I cannot believe that people said that this is just;like they remember Tourtiere to be. I am not familiar with putting mushroom celery parsley cinnamon or breadcrumbs in it. I could not even make it it sounded so foreign to me. so my three stars should be taken with a grain of salt. The review probably not fair but the recipe is nothing like the tourtiere that I remember my mother and all the ladies in the neighborhood making. They used mashed potatoes the seasonings were thyme sage dry mustard and ground cloves. Read More
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31 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 20
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2003
I was asked by my Aunt to find a recipe for tourtiere so I came to allrecipes and found htis one. She said this is EXACTLY what she remembers tourtiere to be! This is an excellent recipe and the only thing she said she would change now having tried the recipe is for her own personal taste she would cut the cinnaomn by half. She made it for my Uncle and he loved it too! He said his mom used to make it when he was little. SO anyone out there sooking for an authentic version of reviellon tourtiere pie..... Thisis the recipe for you! EXCELLENT!!!! Read More
(31)
Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2003
I was asked by my Aunt to find a recipe for tourtiere so I came to allrecipes and found htis one. She said this is EXACTLY what she remembers tourtiere to be! This is an excellent recipe and the only thing she said she would change now having tried the recipe is for her own personal taste she would cut the cinnaomn by half. She made it for my Uncle and he loved it too! He said his mom used to make it when he was little. SO anyone out there sooking for an authentic version of reviellon tourtiere pie..... Thisis the recipe for you! EXCELLENT!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2007
My husband took one bite and said, "Mmmmm, this is AWESOME!" It was the first tourtiere he'd ever eaten. I did have to use fresh savory because I did not have dried, reduced the garlic to on clove (because it was huge). I also used less only a generous 1/2t. of cinnamon and a 1/4t. of clove. I used a 12 oz. box of fresh mushrooms and sliced them very thin. I did not have fresh bread crumbs so I substituted instant mashed potato flakes, stirring after each addition until the meat mixture was lightly bound. The flavor and fragrance of this pie is seductive. It makes an impressive (and easy to prepare)party dish. We will defintely be making this again and again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/15/2006
I am always looking for some traditional recipes to make for the holidays and I am definately adding this one for Christmas. My family loved it! I serve it with a side of Mac & Cheese or mashed potatoes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/23/2006
This was really fantastic and exactly like I remembered tourtiere from when I had it before. I made a few substitutions based on what I had on hand: Thyme for savory leek and peeled diced apple for the mushroom and chicken stock for beef stock. I don't care for parley so I left it out. The previous time I had tortiere my only complaint about it was that it seemed heavy on the cinnamon so I followed another reviewer's advice and halved it. It seemed just right to me. It was moist flavorful. NOt a diet special but true comfort food. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/20/2005
This was delicious! Hubby loved it too! I used thyme in place of the savory which I didn't have. I also used a Pillsbury ready made refrigerated pie crust in place of the homemade. I served it with mashed potatoes. Will definitely make again -- a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2010
This is wonderful! I married into a French-Canadian family who loves "Meat Pie." I did leave out the cinnamon cloves & savory but followed the rest of the recipe exactly. It was great even my in-laws thought so! I've made it since using a combination of ground turkey pork chicken or beef...it's great with all of the above! The time simmering in the broth makes all of the difference. Thank you! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2011
This recipe was divine. These are the changes I made to it. Add thickly grated carrot. Sub 1/2 cup red wine for 1/2 cup beef broth. Sub mashed boiled potato and a little panko for fresh breadcrumbs. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/28/2010
I used a mixture of ground pork veal and beef. I chose to use cremini mushrooms as they have better flavour. Instead of using the listed spices I chose to use the blend 'Tourtiere Spices' from AR with the addition of allspice. I also used regular bread crumbs (though fresh would've been better- I was in a hurry though) and curly parsley. Overall it is much better than the commercially prepared version. The celery seemed a little out of place and I feel that the seasoning should have been put on the meat directly while cooking to infuse the flavour. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2009
Thank you for the wonderful recipe. My father was French Canadian. As a child on Christmas Eve. There was always a Tourtiere. I even have one of my aunt's recipes BUT Yours is the BEST! Now my daughters say this recipe is a must for our family! Thank you! Love it! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/16/2015
I cannot believe that people said that this is just;like they remember Tourtiere to be. I am not familiar with putting mushroom celery parsley cinnamon or breadcrumbs in it. I could not even make it it sounded so foreign to me. so my three stars should be taken with a grain of salt. The review probably not fair but the recipe is nothing like the tourtiere that I remember my mother and all the ladies in the neighborhood making. They used mashed potatoes the seasonings were thyme sage dry mustard and ground cloves. Read More
(3)