French Canadian Tourtiere II

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1hr 45mins
1 seven and a half inch pie

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 lb ground lean pork
  • 34 cup chicken stock
  • 12 teaspoon thyme
  • 14 teaspoon allspice
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tablespoons breadcrumbs
  • pastry for double-crust pie (you can use ready-made but if possible, make your own, the crust should be very flakey or short)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons cream


  1. In a saucepan melt the butter and saute the garlic, onion & celery approximately 4 minutes.
  2. Add pork and break it up so there are no lumps, cook the meat until it changes color.
  3. Add chicken stock, thyme, salt, allspice and the bay leaf.
  4. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
  5. Remove the bay leaf.
  6. Let the mixture cool and add bread crumbs.
  7. Place in pie crust and put top crust on sealing the edges by fluting the crusts together.
  8. Cut an X in the center of the top crust.
  9. Glaze with egg & cream (just brush it on).
  10. Start baking it in lower 1/3 of the oven in a 425 oven for 10 minutes, lower heat to 375, transfer the pie to the middle of the oven and bake for 25 minutes or until the crust is golden.

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