Thanksgiving Recipe - Tourte: Canadian Style Pie with a French Twist
If you are in Canada right now, you are surely looking for a Thanksgiving recipe. Following a request by one of our dear Canadian subscriber, have been kindly asked if I could make a pie or Tourte (tourtiere) to celebrate the yearly Canadian Thanksgiving event.
I don’t know much about Canadian food but I thought it would be worth the try to make a great homemade pie to celebrate that special day in Canada. So there it is.
After going through my French culinary school books, I manage to find a great and easy pie recipe that really resemble a Canadian pie and would be perfect for that occasion.
The recipe of the day is a called a Tourte (pie) and its Filled with slow cooked Leeks, cream and bacon. It is actually a classic dish coming from the Picardie region in France, but I think this would be perfectly suited that for a Canadian or American Thanksgiving.
A delicious homemade shortcrust pie casing, filled with a blend of creamy slow cooked leeks and chunks of farmhouse bacon. This creamy filling is then lightly seasoned with some cayenne pepper and nutmeg which add some personality to the dish. You will need a good quality pie dish (Tourtiere) for best result.
Full step by step text recipe with ingredients list here. (ideal to be printed and stick it on the fridge)