When it comes to Canadian cuisine, most people think of maple syrup, poutine, and smoked salmon.
Lately, I’ve been in the mood for Tourtière – a savoury French Canadian meat pie. To save time, I’ve used a ready-made pie shell, which you’ll find in the freezer section at the grocery store. If you have the time to make the pastry from scratch, I have used this recipe for the Perfect Pie Crust from Simply Recipes and it works perfectly!
Serve this French Canadian tourtière with a simple salad and little HP Sauce or chutney.
- A jabbing motion with a wooden spoon is the easiest way to break up the ground meat.
- Take the ready-made pie shells out of the freezer 15 minutes before you need them.
- If you don’t have ground cloves, try adding a pinch of nutmeg, allspice, or cinnamon instead.
- This pie can be served warm or cold.