Christmas Eve Pork Pie

Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr

Here in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, it is a tradition for the Catholics to eat pork pie on Christmas Eve, after coming back from Christmas Eve mass. This is a cousin of the French-Canadian Tourtiere. I'm not Catholic, but I love these rich meat filled pies!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut up potatoes, cook in boiling water to cover for 20 minutes.
  2. Drain; mash.
  3. In a large skillet, brown pork, drain off all fat.
  4. Stir in the rest of the ingredients except potatoes.
  5. Cover and simmer 20 minutes, stirring often.
  6. Stir in potatoes, cool.
  7. Roll half the pastry into 12 inch circle.
  8. Line a 9 inch pie plate.
  9. Trim even with rim.
  10. Fill with meat mixture.
  11. Roll out remaining dough, slit.
  12. Place atop filling, trim to 1/2 inch beyond rim.
  13. Seal and flute.
  14. Bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes.
Most Helpful

This was excellent. I will be making this every Christmas Eve from now on!

Anubis the Embalmer December 24, 2006

This was excellent!! I made a subtle changes though-I doubled the ingredients in order to make the pie 'fuller' I used a refrigerated ready made pie crust, and used instant (cooked) potatoes serving sized for 3-4. I didn't change the overall flavor, just so that it would feed more people with minumum fuss. Great recipe-Thank You- May 03, 2006