It was so good - heated up, cold, plain, with molasses, with ketchup, whatever... it was so so good. She was so good at it that for a long time that's what she would give her sisters for Christmas each year - and it's all they wanted from her.
I can remember many Christmases helping her with the preparation: cutting the meats, dicing the onions, etc, and then over the next few weeks sneaking into the fridge with a knife..sawing off another piece and drifting off to savory heaven. Delicious.
Fast forward to 2011 and my mom dies of cancer - the first Christmas afterwards was of course pretty difficult. Seems selfish, seems petty but I sure did miss that meat pie...and um...yeah her too of course. :)
Survived that first Christmas and then heading towards Christmas of 2012 I thought I would try to make her meat pie. Went through all of her recipes and could not find it. Checked with all of my sisters and could not find it. <insert sad face>
5 years goes by and I show up at a family party and there it is: Acadian Meat Pie! My aunt found the recipe and gave it to my sister! Yay!
During my vacation this year I took a day and made a gluten free version
My Instagram Meat Pie Post
Here it is for you - enjoy!
Mom’s meat pie (Pâté) recipe
- 4 lbs chicken
- 3 lbs pork
- 2 c water
- 3 large diced onion
- Summer savory
Bring all about to boil, simmer for 3 - 4 ½ hours - mix meat, etc
- 8 C flour
For Gluten Free do 6 cups of Gluten Free flour and add tablespoon of Baking Powder and teaspoon of Baking Soda
- 3 C lukewarm water
- 2 pkg dry yeast
- ½ c shortening
- 4 t Salt
Dissolve yeast, add to the 3 C water and also salt and shortening, mix well.
Add flour - knead 10 min
Punch down & rest 15 min
Roll out dough ¼ inch thick. Line pan w/ parchment paper, add meat.
Top with dough.
Let rise 20 min
450 degrees → golden brown