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Nov 18, 2012 05:57 PM

Anyone baking up tourtiere this year?

We'd gotten our tourtière fix at M. Wells before it closed. It was good, not great, but hit the spot. I can't remember if Mile End has done them in the past, but with its central kitchen destroyed by Sandy, I don't expect them to be doing them this year. (This is, of course, speculation.)

So, does anyone know of any sources for these Québécois meat pies this season?

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  1. I heard they were making them at Balthazar Bakery in Englewood NJ.

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    1. re: iambarry

      And their baker's Instagram proves it:

      Will keep an eye out for them ... thanks for the heads up!

    2. M. Wells redux is making tourtières this holiday season.

      Dave Cook

      1. Which is better OP ??

        Apparently there are 2 types of tourtières. There is the shallow type, filled with pork and/or other meats, and there's the deep-dish type that contains cubes of meats with vegetables. Which do you prefer?

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        1. re: Cheese Boy

          They both have their merits, but the "deep-dish" one usually has more ingredients and hence deeper flavors.

        2. Another year, another tourtiere request. (Although this year I won't be too bent out of shape as I scored the APDC Cabane au Sucre cookbook on my last trip to Montreal and plan on making a lighter version of theirs at some point this winter.)

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          1. re: lambretta76

            Just got an email from M Wells. They're taking orders this week: 718-786-9060. $45, including cranberry ketchup.

            1. re: gort

              Were they frozen last year too?

              1. re: Pookipichu

                I haven't had one since the Diner closed but they were not frozen then. Are they frozen this year?

                Also, any idea what meats they're using?

                (Thanks for the info, BTW!)

                1. re: lambretta76

                  They are frozen this year. They might have been frozen before too. They are using birds (doesn't specify), brisket, pork. I think they used to use venison as well but it wasn't mentioned this year.

          2. Here's a very easy recipe for one if you care to do it: