French Canadian Tourtiere I

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  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hrs 15 mins
  • Serves: 4-6,Yield: 1.0pie
  • About This Recipe

    “The true (original) French Canadian tourtiere was made with ‘Tourte’ a type of pigeon, hence the name. It is very tasty. Be careful not to use too much allspice”


  • 500mlground pork
  • 50mlonions, chopped
  • 3mlsalt
  • 2garlic cloves, minced
  • 2mlallspice
  • 2mlpepper
  • 50mlboiling water
  • 250mlpotatoes, mashed very fine
  • 2uncooked pie crusts
  • Directions

  • Combine pork, onion, seasonings and the boiling water.
  • Simmer uncovered stirring occasionally until the meat is cooked.
  • Cool and skim off any fat.
  • Stir in the potatoes.
  • Line pie plate with a pie crust.
  • Fill with the cooked mixture.
  • Cover with second crust.
  • Seal the pastry edges & cut vents.
  • Bake 10 minutes at 230c then lower temp to 180c for 30 minutes or until golden.
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