Please describe the type of cuisine. French Canadian Share a little about the ingredients and techniques used to create this dish/item. This is my second batch of pastry, and this time for the combination crust I used half butter and half vegetable shortening. It tasted wonderful! I made a tourtiére (traditional French Canadian meat pie) for Christmas Eve with half of the pastry, and with the other half I made two pie 9" shells. For the tourtiére filling I used lean ground pork, an onion, salt, pepper, pinch of nutmeg and Herbes de Provence (plus a little water so the meat would boil and not brown). This was probably one of the best tourtiéres that I have eaten, but don't tell my Mother! The lemon meringue pie is just a standard recipe, but the eggs had such orange yolks that the pie looked wonderful. For the apple pie I mixed in some frozen blueberries because I didn't have enough apples. I loved this class and my family are thrilled to always have pies to eat!
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