Simone's Famous Xmas Meat Pie

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My best friends French mom has been serving this pie up for the past 30 Christmas Eves that I have spent with them since I was a young teen and now with my family. She so graciously shared the recipe this past season with all of us. I guess you could call this tourtiere perhaps.

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  • add   4 medium onions
  • add   salt and pepper
  • add   3 lbs pork butt
  • add   boiling water
  • add   1 teaspoon savory
  • add   4 double crust pie crusts
  • add   1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • add   1 lb lean beef


  1. Boil 3 to 4 hours til meat is falling apart and most of the water is gone.
  2. Taste and add seasonings to liking.
  3. Leave meat overnite and skim fat off in the morning.
  4. Fill pie shells and top with pastry cutting slits.
  5. Bake 40 minutes at 425F.
  6. Makes 4- 9" pies.
  7. Prep time does not include overnite step.
  8. Cook time includes the boiling and baking.