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Canadian Meat Pie

 Canadian Meat Pie
This hearty meat pie has a filling seasoned with a tasty combination of herbs and spices and is topped with a flaky golden crust. Called tourtiere, it's a dish traditionally served by French Canadians following mid-night Mass on Christmas Eve.
8 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 30 min. + standing

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons cold water
  • FILLING:
  • 3/4 pound ground turkey or beef
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  • 3/4 pound ground pork
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • Milk

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine flour and salt. Cut in shortening until the
  • mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add egg and water; toss lightly
  • with a fork until dough forms a ball. Divide dough in half; wrap in
  • plastic wrap and refrigerate.

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Canadian Meat Pie (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • In a large skillet, cook beef, pork, onion and garlic over medium
  • heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in seasonings; heat
  • through.
  • On a floured surface, roll out one portion of dough. Line a 9-in. pie
  • plate with bottom pastry. Spoon filling into crust. Roll out
  • remaining dough to fit top of pie. Place over filling. Seal and
  • flute edges. Brush pastry with milk; cut slits in top.
  • Bake at 375° for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown, covering
  • edges loosely with foil if necessary. Let stand for 15 minutes
  • before cutting. Yield: 8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 480 calories, 32 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 83 mg cholesterol, 643 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 21 g protein.