French Canadian Pork Pie (Tourtiere)


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So growing up and going to Canada all the time to see my family, my grandmother would make this pie of meat which they call Tourtiere, we call it a meat pie.  We would have this with some ketchup on the side and some potatoes and vegetables.  I miss having this so I now make it for my family and they love it.  I hope you enjoy it. The process is not hard, You can either make your own crust or a store bought is fine,


  • 4 pounds of ground pork
  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil
  • 1 sweet onion
  • 4 teaspoons of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil for crust
  • 4 teaspoons of nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of clove
  • 4 teaspoons of pepper
  • 2 pie crusts with the tops, I get in the dairy section.


In a large pan with oil, take the onion and chop into small pieces put in pan, take the spices and add into the onions, cook for about 5 minutes, add the pork. 

Cook this until meat is cooked through.  Take this and put in a food processor for a couple quick pulses.

Take out a pie dish and spray with cooking spray, put one of the layers of dough into the pan, pour the mixture in the crust and place the other layer on top.  I take a little olive oil and brush it onto the crust and sprinkle sugar on top. 

Place in a 350 degree oven for about 45 minutes.  Enjoy!!! 

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I am a food lover and love to cook and create yummy dishes... I am not a professional chef, just love to entertain and now share my recipes with you.