French Tourtiere Recipe
- 1 onion, chopped
- ½ clove crushed garlic
- 2 tablespoons rendered bacon fat
- 1 ½ pounds ground pork
- ¾ cup chicken broth
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
- 1 pinch ground mace
- 1 pinch ground sage
- 1 pinch ground savory
- 2 (9 inch) unbaked pie shells
- 2 tablespoons cream
step 1: In a saucepan, saute onion and garlic in bacon drippings until light brown. Add ground pork. Cook until light brown, stirring until crumbly; drain. Stir in broth, salt and pepper. Cook for 10 minutes or until liquid is nearly absorbed. Add spices and parsley. Cool to room temperature.
step 2: Spoon filling into pastry lined 9 inch deep dish pie plate. Top with remaining pastry; seal edges and cut vents. Brush with cream.
step 3: Bake at 425 degrees F (220 degrees C) for 20 minutes. Reduce temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Bake for 20 to 30 minutes longer, or until golden brown. Serve warm or cold.