Tourtiere (Pork Pie)

It’s the weekend, Let’s cook!  I was initially turned on to this recipe by a friend of mine when she brought it to work for a pot luck.  She is very French, and this is a recipe that she grew up with in Montreal.  Now,  this recipe is from  The reason I don’t have her recipe is that I just finished moving and haven’t been able to find a gosh darned thing.  I hope that you enjoy this recipe and that I find my cooking notes and where I packed my socks.



  1. In a large saucepan, mix together the ground pork, cloves, cinnamon, onion, salt, celery, bay leaf and water. The water will help break up the raw pork. Simmer over medium-low heat for about 3 hours, or until the water has evaporated. Remove from the heat and discard the bay leaf.
  2. Towards the end of the pork cooking time, place the potatoes into a separate saucepan and fill with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil and cook until tender, about 10 minutes. Drain and mash potatoes. When the pork is done, stir the mashed potatoes into that pan until evenly blended.
  3. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line two 9 inch pie plates with bottom crusts. Spoon equal amounts of the pork filling into each crust. Cover with top crusts and flute the edges to seal.
  4. Bake for 45 minutes in the preheated oven, or until crust is golden brown.

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