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Tempting Tourtiere

Author: Canadian Living

Cooking School

Tempting Tourtiere

Tourtière is the crème de la crème of pies. Lightly spiced and herbed, this pork pie is especially anticipated for Christmas Eve celebrations, but it's equally tasty throughout the holidays and winter months. Tourtière is completely make-ahead, delicious when turkey or chicken take over for pork and perfectly complemented by a tangy relish such as chili sauce.

Makes 8 to 10 servings.

Ingredients
1 tbsp (15 mL) vegetable oil
2 lb (1 kg) ground pork
1-1/2 cups (375 mL) beef stock
3 onions, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups (500 mL) sliced mushrooms
1 cup (250 mL) finely chopped celery
3/4 tsp (4 mL) salt
1/2 tsp (2 mL) each cinnamon, pepper and dried summer savory
1/4 tsp (1 mL) cloves
1 cup (250 mL) fresh bread crumbs
1/2 cup (125 mL) chopped fresh parsley
Pastry for double-crust 9- or 10-inch (23 or 25 cm) pie
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp (5 mL) water

Preparation

Variation: Turkey Tourtière. Substitute turkey or chicken for pork. Substitute chicken stock for beef stock. Omit cinnamon, savory and cloves. Add 1/2 tsp (2 mL) dried marjoram and 1/4 tsp (1 mL) dried thyme.

Test Kitchen Tip:
To make tourtière ahead of time, omit pastry cutouts. Wrap and freeze unbaked pie for up to 2 months. Partially thaw in refrigerator for 6 hours or until pastry gives slightly when pressed. Cut steam vents and brush with glaze. Bake in 375°F (190°C) oven for 1-1/4 hours or until heated through and pastry is golden, shielding edge with foil if necessary during last 30 minutes.

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