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French Canadian Toriere

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This is a memory from my childhood...


Serves: 8

  • 1½ cups peeled and cubed potatoes
  • 2 pounds ground pork
  • 2 cups sliced mushrooms
  • ¾ cup finely chopped celery
  • ¾ cup chicken broth
  • 2 medium finely chopped onions
  • 3 minced cloves garlic
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon dried savoury
  • ¼ teaspoon ground clove
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 bay leaf
  • puff pastry
  • 1 egg yolk


French Canadian Toriere is a community recipe submitted by susymac and has not been tested by so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  1. Preparation: In saucepan of boiling salted water, cover and cook potato until tender, about 12 minutes. Drain and mash; set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, in deep skillet, saute over medium-high heat, mashing with fork, until no longer pink, about 8 minutes. Drain off fat. Add mushrooms, celery, stock, onions, garlic, salt, pepper, savoury, thyme, cloves, cinnamon and bay leaf; bring to boil.
  3. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until almost no liquid remains, about 25 minutes. Discard bay leaf. Mix in potatoes. Let cool.
  4. On lightly floured surface, roll out 1 of the pastry discs to scant 1/4-inch (5 mm) thickness. Fit into 9-inch (23 cm) pie plate. Spoon in filling.
  5. Roll out remaining pastry. Brush pie rim with water; cover with top pastry and press edge to seal. Trim and flute. Roll out scraps; cut out holiday shapes. (Make-ahead: Wrap tourti? and shapes separately; refrigerate for up to 24 hours. Or overwrap in heavy-duty foil and freeze for up to 2 weeks; thaw in refrigerator. Add 20 to 30 minutes to baking time, covering with foil after 45 minutes; remove foil for last 10 minutes.) Mix egg yolk with 2 tsp (10 mL) water; brush three-quarters over top. Arrange cut outs on top; brush with remaining egg wash. Cut steam vents in top.
  6. Bake in bottom third of 400°F (200°C) oven until hot and golden brown, about 50 minutes.

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