Canada: tourtiere -- pork pie

Yield: 16 servings

Measure Ingredient
3 cups Mashed potatoes
3 pounds Lean pork, ground
1 cup Water
¼ teaspoon Nutmeg
¼ teaspoon Allspice
1 tablespoon Salt
¼ teaspoon Pepper
½ cup Onion, chopped
\N \N Pastry for 2 (2 crust) pies

In a saucepan, combine the ground pork, water, nutmeg, allspice, salt, pepper and onion. Cook over moderate heat for 30 minutes, stirring often to prevent sticking. Remove from heat; add the mashed potatoes; and mix well. Cool.

Fill two pastry-lined plates;adjust top crusts, slashing pastry to allow for the steam to escape as the pies bake. Bake in a hot oven, 425 degrees F., For 40 minutes. Serve hot or cold.

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