Preparation: 10 minutes
Total: 1 hour
French-Canadian meat pie (“tourtière”) is an important part of our culinary traditions, especially during the holidays. For many of us, a holiday family dinner is not complete without the ubiquitous tourtière. However, spending hours preparing it is anything but easy! Luckily, we have found a solution to this dilemma: a simple yet traditional recipe which goes hand-in-hand with our original Homemade Apple Ketchup
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 Tbsp. olive or vegetable oil
1 1/2 lb. lean ground pork
1 large potato, finely chopped
1/2 cup Kraft Signature Classic Herb Dressing
1 pkg. (320 g) frozen ready-to-bake pastry pie shells (2 shells)
1 egg, beaten
Just Follow Our Simple Steps
1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Sauté onion in oil in large saucepan on medium-high heat 1 minute. Add pork, stirring to break up. Reduce heat to low; simmer 10 minutes. Drain off fat. Add potato and dressing. Simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Let cool 10 minutes.
2. Fill 1 pie shell with meat mixture. Remove second pie shell from plate; place over meat mixture. Seal and flute edge. Cut several slits in top crust to allow steam to escape. Brush top with egg.
3. Crimp the circumference of the crust to give it a festive look and seal the juices in. Bake 20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm with homemade apple ketchup if desired.
Makes 8 servings.
- When baking a pie, it is necessary to "vent" the top pastry crust to allow the steam to escape during baking. To do this, simply cut slits or make small cutouts in the top crust before baking the pie. If baking several pies, try using a different design for each pie.
- Try serving your tourtière, shepherd's pie and other savoury dishes with Homemade Apple Ketchup.