Tourtière (A Christmas Meat Pie)



2 pounds ground pork
1 onion, finely chopped
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves (or more to taste)
1-1/2 cups mashed potatoes
Penny's Piecrust (see below for recipe)
1 tablespoon milk


In a pan over medium-low heat, combine pork, onions, salt, and 2 cups of water. Simmer gently, stirring often, until all liquid evaporates, about 4 hours.

Preheat oven 400ºF.

Stir in cinnamon and cloves. Add potatoes and beat well to combine thoroughly.

Line a pie tin with 1 crust. Spoon in pork/potato mixture. Add top crust and flute edges. Brush top with milk and prick with a fork. Bake for 30 minutes.

Penny's Piecrust


1 meat pie, acout 10 servings

Preparation Time

3 Hours

Total Time

5 Hours

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This is almost the same exact recipe that my mother-in-law gave me over 30 years ago.... she was from Montreal & it was a recipe from her Mother. They ate it with a relish made from vegetables, & apples... kind of like an end of summer relish.

Meat Pie

Can I use almond flour instead of all purpose flour?

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Stephen Burkett, you can use butter, lard, or solid coconut oil instead of the shortening.


Can i substitute something for the shortening