Can’t you just see the joy on your family’s faces when you pull this delicious French Canadian Tourtiere from the oven during the Holidays?
The golden pie crust plus all of those delicious spices will make every mouth water.
Now cooking a tourtiere can be a major endeavour. You make the pie crust, you cook the filling, and then you bake it.
Well we’ve shaved a whole lot of time off of this amazing tourtiere recipe. And a step by step video to help you with your cooking process.
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“How do you make Tourtiere is the #1 question I get asked!
And you know it is so easy to make. This recipe comes out perfect every time, and my readers tell me that too! The rich blend of beef, pork and spices create a special cozy dish that rests inside my perfect flaky pie crust. I’ll show you all my tips and tricks on how to make this delicious Tourtiere.
French Canadian Tourtiere or Quebec Pork Pie is a meat pie and you can enjoy one now and freeze one for later, because this recipe makes two Tourtiere! You can serve a crowd of 10 or 12 with this awesome recipe.
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Now I typically make the delicious beef and pork filling in my cast iron pan. And I’ve always had to be really careful with this, because as I’m sure you know you can overcook meat if the heat is too high and it will dry out.
So this past week I decided to try to make this awesome tourtiere recipe in my Instant Pot pressure cooker! And you won’t believe not only how easy it is, but how delicious and moist the result was!
I also used a frozen ready made pie crust, because I was entering a contest by Tenderflake. I didn’t win a prize, but I think we’re the winners with this amazing recipe!
So this post has been added to. You can make tourtiere with the classic recipe or use the alternate instructions to make the filling in the instant pot.
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Well traditionally a French-Canadian dish, an authentic tourtiere recipe is often served during the Holidays, like Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Years, but I like to have a few of these hearty meat pies in the freezer for those days you just don’t have time to cook.
Now you know I love to share easy family recipes, but I also have a passion for golden flaky pie crust. And this traditional tourtiere recipe really delivers!
“How do I make this recipe when my schedule is jammed packed with everyone and everything else?”
We even have them after a long afternoon on the golf course! This is one meat pie recipe you will want to serve anytime, not just during the Holidays.
The blending of different meats, herbs and spices in this authentic tourtiere recipe will have your mouth watering long before the pie is ready to serve. But be patient! The pie crust and delicious filling in this recipe is worth the wait.
What is in a Tourtière? Well in addition to deliciously lean cuts of beef and pork, that are slowly simmered, I think the unique combination of Tourtiere spices that includes cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and summer savoury, provide an earthy, rich flavour.
Need a Pie Crust Recipe? No problem! Check out my post Five Steps To Make Perfect Pie Crust.
Or in the case of the Instant Pot Recipe just below, you can speed up the process even more by using a prepared frozen pie crust. Honestly? I prefer my own pie crust. But when pressed for time, or for no reason at all, I will use ready made pie crusts. The quality is so much better today than it was even five years ago!
Adapting this recipe to an Instant Pot or Pressure Cooker.
I really didn’t change anything for the recipe ingredients at all, not even the water. The filling still has to bake in the oven for 35 minutes.
Whether you cook the filling on the stove top or use the Instant Pot, this traditional tourtiere recipe can be made ahead in a batch and frozen, either in the large 9.5” family size, or in an individual 4” size.
Pop the frozen Tourtière into the oven for 30-35 minutes, add a salad and presto! A meal in minutes. Alternatively, bake the pie in a microwavable dish, and dinner can be ready quicker than that!
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An easy recipe, and perfect for beginner pie bakers. This Tourtière recipe is based upon the Mme Jehane Benoit Tourtière recipe, so I hope you enjoy it!
Not sure what to serve with a Tourtière? Shown here with a tart tomato antipasto – mainly because I wanted something red! But you can use your imagination and add any type of side dish. The Tourtiere is a meal unto itself, so I tend to choose lighter sides, like a tossed salad, or grilled root vegetables.
So I hope this post answered your question “How Do I Make a Traditional Tourtiere recipe?