Tourtière: Celebrating Christmas French-Canadian Style

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Tourtière is the traditional Christmas Eve dish in French Canada.  A lightly spiced, finely ground pork pie enveloped in a flakey melt-in-your-mouth crust, it is the center of the réveillon, a midnight feast served after Christmas mass.  The addition of cinnamon, ground cloves and allspice is what makes this savory pie so unique.  Served by generations of Québécois families, it is a memorable tasting experience should you be lucky enough to be served a slice.  So beloved, it has spread far beyond the borders of the province of Québec where it originated.

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