French Canadian Tourtieres Recipe
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French Canadian Tourtieres Recipe

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“This recipe comes from my big sister. Each fall, we get together and make about 20 of these pies to use at Christmas, give as gifts or freeze for unexpected company.” —Pat Menee, Carberry, Manitoba
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES:32 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES: 32 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 celery ribs
  • 4 medium carrots
  • 2 large onions
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 4 pounds ground pork
  • 2 pounds ground veal
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  • 2 pounds bulk pork sausage
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground mace
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cup dry bread crumbs
  • Pastry for four double-crust pies (9 inches)

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 469 calories, 29 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 76 mg cholesterol, 672 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 19 g protein.

Directions

  1. Coarsely chop the celery, carrots and onions; place in a food processor with garlic. Cover and process until finely chopped; set aside.
  2. In a stockpot or two Dutch ovens, cook the vegetables, pork, veal and sausage until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the broth, parsley and seasonings. Reduce heat; cover and cook on low for 20 minutes. Stir in bread crumbs.
  3. Line four 9-in. pie plates with bottom crusts; trim pastry even with edges. Fill each with about 4 cups filling. Roll out remaining pastry to fit tops of pies; place over filling. Trim, seal and flute edges. Cut slits in pastry. Cover and freeze some of the pies for up to 3 months if desired.
  4. Cover edges of remaining pies loosely with foil. Bake at 400° for 25 minutes. Reduce heat to 350°; remove foil and bake 15-20 minutes longer or until crusts are golden brown.
  5. To bake frozen pies: Unwrap pies; cover edges loosely with foil. Bake at 400° for 25 minutes. Reduce heat to 350° remove foil and bake 50-60 minutes longer or until crusts are golden brown. Yield: 4 pies (8 servings each).
Originally published as French Canadian Tourtieres in Taste of Home December/January 2011, p110

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 469 calories, 29 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 76 mg cholesterol, 672 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 19 g protein.

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Reviewed Jan. 22, 2013

Fantastic! I did not use mace, but kept the recipe the same otherwise. I cut the recipe in half for 2 pies and gave one to a neighbor. Will definitely make again!

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Reviewed Mar. 11, 2012

I made this recipe for the first time for my church brunch and everyone raved about it. VERY good, did not change a thing.

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Reviewed Dec. 19, 2011

I made this recipe but added 1 tsp Dalmation Sage to it. It was a recipe my mom gave me (she was French-Canadian). We love them

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Reviewed Mar. 3, 2011

This is AMAZING! I will have to say I'd cut the meats in half since I ended up with 6 pies not 4! Everyone I gave them to just couldn't say enough great things about it!

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Reviewed Feb. 8, 2011

really liked this recipe, and could not find mace in supermarket so I substituted ground nutmeg. Turned out great and my family really liked it!

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