Tourtiere Tarts

"Tourtiere is a French Canadian meat pie that is traditionally served on Christmas Eve. I first ever had these at the home of a French Canadian friend..I have been making them at Christmas time as a make ahead appetizer for years now. It can be made into one individual pie, but I prefer the individual tarts..I freeze these individually on cookie sheets and then vacuum seal in my bagger or can be stored in a plastic container."
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Ready In:
60 tarts




  • Combine first 8 ingredients in large saucepan. ( I do mine in microwaveable casserole dish).Simmer.
  • If doing on stove top bring to boil, then simmer for about 15 minutes, stirring to prevent sticking.
  • Remove from heat and add mashed potatoes. Mixture should be moist and thick. Cool completely.
  • Line muffin tins with tart shells. Spoon meat mixture to fill.
  • Bake at 400 degrees F until browned.
  • To reheat from freezer, about 10 t0 20 minutes in oven or toaster oven 350 degrees F.

Questions & Replies

  1. What did you use for your tart shells? Did I miss something listed in the recipe? Trying to find a most efficient method as I don't have time to make homemade crust.


  1. This is the recipe I use, very good! I mix hash brown potatoes instead of mashed. The chunky kind. As well I add 1-2 tsp. of cloves. Adjust to taste. I make tats and pies depending on what I'm serving them for.
  2. Very tasty! These little tarts are very good. We followed the recipe exactly and they turned out great. We were concerned with the meat mixture because it seemed a little bland at first, but when the tarts came out of the oven they had a subtle buttery flavor and was just perfect. Great addition to any hor d'oeuvres menu.
  3. Thank you, I have been looking for this recipe for ages


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