Tourtiere Tarts

Appetizer Recipes | 1 comment

An individual appetizer that is not too much trouble to make, thanks to the frozen tart shells. Tourtiere is a French Canadian meat pie that is traditionally served on Christmas eve. So an appetizer version is great for a Christmas party.

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Tourtiere Tarts

Joan Donogh
Appetizer version of the French Canadian classic meat pie.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 52 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 21


  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 2 teaspoons parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon sage
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 21 frozen mini tart shells


  • In a medium saucepan, combine onion, water, pork, and seasonings. Cook over medium heat for about 15 minutes, stirring often, until pork is cooked and onion soft. Drain any excess fat.
  • Combine egg and sour cream together. Stir into the meat mixture.
  • Arrange tart shells on a baking sheet. Spoon a heaping tablespoon of the meat mixture into each tart shell.
  • Bake at 425 degrees F. for 8 minutes. Reduce oven heat to 350 degrees, and bake for about another 14 minutes, until the pastry is golden. Serve immediately.


1 Comment

  1. Kim C.

    5 stars
    I made these last New Years Eve and everyone loved them! I also froze some as they are very handy to pop in the oven to re-heat if you have last minute guests. I’m about to make some now for Christmas Eve.


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