Christmas Meat Pie Recipe
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Christmas Meat Pie Recipe

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"Because my husband hunts, I'm always trying new ways to use venison," writes Jan Stahl of Flin Flon, Manitoba. "When I incorporated it into my meat pie recipe - a traditional Fresh-Canadian dish - it was a smash hit! We make dozens of these pies as Christmas gifts."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1-1/4 hours Bake: 50 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1-1/4 hours Bake: 50 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 pound ground venison
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons beef gravy mix
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 2 teaspoons ground mustard
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups hot mashed potatoes (prepared without added butter or milk)
  • Pastry for double-crust pie (9 inches)
  • Milk

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 517 calories, 24g fat (10g saturated fat), 96mg cholesterol, 569mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 4g fiber), 28g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, cook pork and venison over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in water, onions, carrot, gravy mix, thyme, mustard, garlic, sage, pepper and salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 1 hour or until vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally. Drain. Stir in potatoes.
  2. Line a 9-in. deep-dish pie plate with bottom pastry; trim even with edge. Add meat mixture. Roll out remaining pastry to fit top of pie. Make decorative cutouts or cut slits in pastry; place over filling. Trim, seal and flute edges.
  3. Brush pastry and cutouts with milk; place cutouts on the pie. Bake at 400° for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350° bake 35-40 minutes longer or until golden brown. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Christmas Meat Pie in Taste of Home December/January 2005, p62

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I_Fortuna User ID: 8342880 235357
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2015

"This falls short. It would be 5 stars for Christmas by adding golden raisins, cranberries or currant to this pie. You won't believe how stunningly good it will be."

ckulinski User ID: 2574207 217443
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2015

"The flavors in this meat pie are amazing. My husband and kids all loved it. It's our new favorite dinner recipe."

debbie sawyer User ID: 7014955 154544
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2012

"I didn't have the pork, but wow, this recipe is the closest to my great grandmothers. My husband ate 3 pieces."

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