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    Martha's Perfect Pork Pies

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    1 hr

    30 mins

    30 mins

    Foreverspots's Note:

    This recipe is a family favorite that was handed down to me from my mother who grew up in Fort Kent, Maine on the Canadian border.This is the traditional tourtie're pie.

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    Ingredients:

    Serves: 8

    Yield:

    PIES

    Units: US | Metric

    Pie Filling (for 2 9-inch pies)

    pie crust (double crust for 1 9-inch pie)

    • 2 cups flour
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 3/4 cup Crisco (vegetable shortening)
    • 1/2 cup ice cold water
    • 1 egg, beaten with 1 tablespoon milk for top of crust before cooking

    Directions:

    1. 1
      For Pork Filling: In a dutch oven or soup pot, Boil together 1/4 cup water, 2 lbs. pork,{ break it up } 1/2 cup chopped onion,1/2 teaspoons pepper,1 teaspoons salt,2 teaspoons allspice, 1 teaspoons nutmeg, 1/2 teaspoons ground cloves.
    2. 2
      Boil together till pork is cooked { no longer pink} & water is absorbed.
    3. 3
      ADD COOLED MASHED POTATOES. MIX TOGETHER.
    4. 4
      While pork is cooking, MAKE CRUST: Mix flour & salt together.
    5. 5
      Blend in Crisco with a pastry blender or a fork. {I use a fork}.
    6. 6
      Blend till crumbly {pea size}.
    7. 7
      Mix in ICE COLD water till dough forms.
    8. 8
      Cut in half evenly.
    9. 9
      ROLL out each piece on a WELL FLOURED surface.
    10. 10
      Place one crust in a 9" pie pan.
    11. 11
      Fill with 1/2 of pork mixture.
    12. 12
      Place other crust on top of filled pie.
    13. 13
      Pinch edges all the way around to seal crust.
    14. 14
      Brush egg wash on top of crust.
    15. 15
      BAKE 400* about 30 minutes or till golden brown.

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    Nutritional Facts for Martha's Perfect Pork Pies

    Serving Size: 1 (348 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 705.3
     
    Calories from Fat 400
    56%
    Total Fat 44.5 g
    68%
    Saturated Fat 15.1 g
    75%
    Cholesterol 105.0 mg
    35%
    Sodium 664.7 mg
    27%
    Total Carbohydrate 49.6 g
    16%
    Dietary Fiber 4.3 g
    17%
    Sugars 2.0 g
    8%
    Protein 26.1 g
    52%

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