Holiday tourtière

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PREP TIME

25 min

TOTAL TIME

2 hrs 30 min

Serves

8

* PLUS 1 hour 20 min chilling time
Holiday tourtière

Photo, Roberto Caruso.


Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup cold lard , cubed
  • 1/4 cup cold unsalted butter , cubed
  • 1/4 cup ice water

Filling

  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 4 slices bacon , chopped
  • 6 garlic cloves , minced
  • 1 large onion , finely chopped (1 1/2 cups)
  • 2 tsp dried leaves of summer savoury
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp celery salt
  • 3/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 454 g medium ground beef
  • 225 g medium ground pork
  • 1/2 cup peeled, grated russet potato
  • 1/2 cup no-salt beef broth
  • 1 cup chopped parsley
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 egg yolk , mixed with 1 tsp water, for egg wash

Instructions

  • PASTRY: Whirl flour and salt in a food processor until combined. Add lard and pulse 12 times until fine. Add butter and, while pulsing 7 or 8 times, quickly add ice water through the feed tube until dough just comes together. Divide dough in half and wrap in plastic wrap. Flatten into discs and refrigerate until firm, 1 hr.
  • FILLING: Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high. Add bacon, garlic, onion and spices and cook for 5 min. Add beef, pork, potato and broth. Use a potato masher to mash meat until crumbly. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook until liquid is almost absorbed, about 15 min. Add parsley and maple syrup and cook until most of the liquid is evaporated, about 5 min. Spread filling out on a large baking sheet set over a rack to cool completely, 30 min.
  • POSITION rack in bottom of oven, then preheat to 400F.
  • ROLL 1 dough on a lightly floured surface to a scant 1/4-in. thickness. Transfer to a 9-in. pie plate, letting excess hang over edge. Refrigerate for 20 min. Roll remaining dough to ¼-in. thickness, then refrigerate.
  • ADD filling to pie and smooth top. Place dough over filling. Trim both doughs to 1/2 in. beyond edge of pie plate. Fold top edge underneath and crimp. Brush with egg wash, then cut 2-in. vents in the pastry using a paring knife. Bake on a baking sheet on bottom rack of oven until pastry is golden brown and filling is hot, 50 to 60 min. Cover with foil during the last 10 to 15 min, if browning too quickly. Let stand for 20 min before serving.

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Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 588,
  • Protein
  • 23 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 32 g,
  • Fat
  • 41 g,
  • Fibre
  • 2 g,
  • Sodium
  • 867 mg.
  • Excellent source of
  • Vitamin B12

Kitchen Tip: Make pie a day ahead. Let cool and refrigerate overnight. Cover with foil and reheat at 375F until warmed through, 30 min.

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