Tourtiers (French Pork Pie)

Tourtiers (French Pork Pie)

34 Reviews 6 Pics
  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    4 h
  • Ready In

    4 h 15 m
tldesjar
Recipe by  tldesjar

“This is the recipe my grandmother used to make. It only uses pork for the pie and is delicious. I make one for my father every Christmas Eve and he loves it!”

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Ingredients

Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 2 - 9 inch pies

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, mix together the ground pork, cloves, cinnamon, onion, salt, celery, bay leaf and water. The water will help break up the raw pork. Simmer over medium-low heat for about 3 hours, or until the water has evaporated. Remove from the heat and discard the bay leaf.
  2. Towards the end of the pork cooking time, place the potatoes into a separate saucepan and fill with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil and cook until tender, about 10 minutes. Drain and mash potatoes. When the pork is done, stir the mashed potatoes into that pan until evenly blended.
  3. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line two 9 inch pie plates with bottom crusts. Spoon equal amounts of the pork filling into each crust. Cover with top crusts and flute the edges to seal.
  4. Bake for 45 minutes in the preheated oven, or until crust is golden brown.

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Reviews (34)

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FPOST3776
66

FPOST3776

MY Grandmother, (my "meme") made a similar mix of pork and mashed potatoes, but used a bit of sage for flavor and used it to stuff ducks or geese. Magnifique!

Emmy
47

Emmy

This is delicious! And easy to make, too. It does take a long time to cook but the results are worth it... we got a fluffy, well-flavored meat pie. This one's definitely a keeper!

Aunt Mary
42

Aunt Mary

I did substitute half ground beef and half pork. Only made one pie for 3 of us. Definitely a keeper for a winter night meal!

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (16 total)

  • Calories
  • 437 cal
  • 22%
  • Fat
  • 26.4 g
  • 41%
  • Carbs
  • 32.6 g
  • 11%
  • Protein
  • 16.8 g
  • 34%
  • Cholesterol
  • 46 mg
  • 15%
  • Sodium
  • 440 mg
  • 18%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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