Tourtiere (French Canadian Meat Pie)

Recipe by Bluenoser

This dish is traditional in French Canadian homes at Christmas. It freezes well, and is handy for company.

Top Review by Kayla in Montreal

I'm from Montreal so I'm quite familiar with tourtière but this one just didn't measure up. It wasn't particularly flavorful and the texture was off. I followed the recipe exactly. I don't use a gravy. If a pie needs gravy to taste good then the pie isn't good in the first place. That's just me though.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In large skillet, brown meat with onion and garlic. Drain fat.
  2. Stir in water, celery, carrot, boullion and bay leaf.
  3. Bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat and simmer 7-8 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat and add potatoes and spices.
  6. Spoon into pie shells. Cover with pastry topping.
  7. Combine egg yolk, water and brush lightly on crust.
  8. Bake 375°F 30-40 minutes.
  9. Serve with brown gravy and salad.

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