The perfect winter dish: a traditional tourtière

The French Canadian classic dish – the Tourtière – is really the perfect winter dish – warm, crusty and savory, what more can you ask for in a comfort food? Just follow these simple steps and you can enjoy this delectable winter favourite for your next family meal.



Ingredients (makes enough for 5 pies)

4 ½ – 5 cups all-purpose flour
4 tsp baking powder
2 tsp salt
1 lb pure lard
1 c hot water
4 tsp lemon juice or vinegar
1 egg — well beaten


  1. Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a large mixing bowl. Measure 1 1/3 cups of the lard and cut into the flour until it is mealy. Completely dissolve the remaining lard in the hot water. Add the lemon juice and egg.
  2. Mix these liquids into the flour mixture until dough leaves sides of the bowl. Turn on lightly floured board and knead about 1 minute or until all the flour is blended.
  3. Wrap in waxed paper, refrigerate 1 to 12 hours. Very easy to roll.



1 lb pork — minced
1 small onion — chopped
1 small garlic clove — minced
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp celery salt
¼ tsp ground cloves
½ c water
¼ c bread crumbs — up to ½ cup


  1. Place all the ingredients except the bread crumbs and pastry in a saucepan.
  2. Bring to a boil and simmer bubbling uncovered for 20 minutes over medium heat. Remove from heat and add a few spoonfuls of bread crumbs. Let stand for 10 minutes.
  3. If the fat is sufficiently absorbed by the bread crumbs, do not add more. If not, continue in the same manner.
  4. Cool and pour into a pastry-lined pie pan. Cover with crust. Bake at 400 degrees until golden brown. Serve hot.
  5. A cooked tourtière can be frozen 4-5 months. It does not have to be thawed out before reheating.


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Developer | Urban Capital Property Group, ALIT Developments, West Development Group, Malibu Investments

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