Special Pork Tourtiere

"This is a family favourite--my mom's wonderful east coast pork pie recipe, which I have added to over the years. Mom makes hers with a crust made from tea biscuits--I use a flaky pastry crust--both work well. Serve with red pepper jelly or chili sauce on side."
 
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photo by Bokenpop aka Mad photo by Bokenpop aka Mad
photo by Bokenpop aka Mad
photo by Debbie R. photo by Debbie R.
Ready In:
2hrs
Ingredients:
17
Serves:
12
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ingredients

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directions

  • Combine pork, water, onion, garlic, apple, raisins, apricots and seasonings in pan.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • then simmer uncovered, until liquid has evaporated (45 min) Stir often.
  • Remove from heat, stir in bread crumbs and cool to room temperature.
  • When filling is cooled pour into two unbaked pie shells, cover, brush top shell with milk Place pies in 400°F preheated oven for 10 minute.
  • Reduce heat to 350°F for 25- 35 minutes.
  • Pies freeze well.

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Reviews

  1. Sydney Mike
    DEFINITELY A GREAT TREAT, & something out of the ordinary! Just wish I could find crabapples somewhere, but no luck ~ I grew up in northeastern Montana & had them all the time! Anyway, I followed your great recipe & still have one pie in the freezer! I keep a cranberry & mild salsa sauce on hand much of the time, & that went very well with this pork pie! Thanks for sharing your recipe! [Made & reviewed in the Family Picks part of Zaar World Tour 4]
     
  2. Bokenpop aka Mad
    The blend of fruit and spices is just right to give a rather bland meat a wonderful lift. Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe.
     
  3. Debbie R.
    What a wonderful discovery! I'd never heard of tourtiere. This recipe is one of DH's favorite dishes from Zaar. I loved the red pepper jelly with it. A taste sensation for sure.
     
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I am a very lucky lady. I recently moved to a very small town in New Brunswick, Canada with my wonderful husband who is my best friend. Very fortunate to have a cherished son, wonderful daughter in law and adorable granddaughter and cute wee grandson. We are very blessed. A big thank you to everyone that has made my recipes... hope you enjoyed them.
 
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