Total Time
4hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 4 hrs

This is my Grandmaman's recipe and a family tradition at Christmas time. Cook time is approximate.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Prepare pastry.
  2. Mix together flour, baking powder, salt.
  3. Cut in shortening til crumbly.
  4. Stir in ice water with a fork until it forms a ball.
  5. Roll out 2/3 of it to fit a large 5 litre (20 cup) size rectangular casserole.
  6. For filling, mix together meat, potatoes, onion and seasonings.
  7. Pour into crust and spread evenly.
  8. Add 2 1/2 cups to 3 cups water, just until you can see it through the filling.
  9. Roll out remaining crust to cover the top.
  10. Place on top, seal and vent for steam.
  11. Bake at 450*F for 15 minutes.
  12. Reduce heat to 325*F and bake for 4 hours or longer, until it is a rich brown, cover if the top becomes too dark.


Most Helpful

Just awful. Bland. Not enough seasoning. Too many potatoes!!

NewEnglandCook December 22, 2007

This may be too many potatoes - 5 pounds is an awful lot of potatoes to put in one pie. This amount may cut out the taste of all the rest of the spices.

ChrisI January 05, 2006

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