Definition of tourtière in English:


(also tourtiere)


  • 1A kind of meat pie traditionally eaten at Christmas in Canada.

    • ‘It is an ambassador, opening the borders of the Canuck kitchen, and wafting forth the knowledge of other such national delights as maple syrup, tourtiere, and beaver tails.’
    • ‘At four big tourtières for that price, it was a steal - two people could eat that alone and be satisfied, and that could really be said of any of the dishes at this affordable and justifiably crowded spot.’
    • ‘They were busy packing the root cellar with parsnips, canning their ox tongues and making their tourtieres and petes-des-soeurs, or driving the dogsled down the hill for a barrel of water.’
    • ‘I saw a friend and she had tourtiere for dinner, except without meat and with seitan instead, so it actually tasted good.’
    • ‘We have some incredible French Canadian tourtière to serve tonight as well.’
    1. 1.1 A tin or round baking sheet for tarts and pies.