Sylvie's French-Canadian Tourtiere Recipe

This delicious tourtiere recipe (meat pie) has been handed down for generations. 

French Canadian in origin, it's a great addition to our international buffet table. My daughter-in-love, Sylvie, brought this with her to our Christmas Eve get-togethers.


Prep Time

20 minutes

Bake Time

40 minutes

Total Time

60 minutes

Servings:

Makes 2 meat pies

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon savory
  • ½ teaspoon celery seed
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs
  • pie crust for 2 pies

Instructions:

  1. Cook everything, except the pie crusts, together in a pot.
  2. Adjust seasonings.
  3. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  4. Line 2 pie pans with crust. Pour meat filling into pans. Top with pie crust, crimp edges, and cut slit in top.
  5. Bake, about 30 to 40 minutes until crust is cooked.
  6. Serve hot.

Notes/Hints:

  • If making in advance, bake, cool, and freeze.
  • To serve, thaw, and reheat in oven at 350°F. until heated through, about 20 minutes.

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