OTTAWA -- In this variation of a French Canadian holiday favourite, pork, onions, allspice and apples are combined to create a uniquely flavoured main dish pie.

Baking Time: 35 minutes

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Serves: 4


  • 500 g ground Ontario Pork
  • 4 Ontario Onions, chopped
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) salt
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) ground allspice
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) pepper
  • 2 Ontario Apples, cored and sliced
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL)  brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) cinnamon
  • 1 9-inch (23 cm) unbaked pastry pie crust
  • 1 Ontario Egg, lightly beaten


In large skillet, over medium heat, cook pork, onions, salt, allspice and pepper, breaking up with wooden spoon, for 7 to 10 minutes or until no longer pink. Remove with slotted spoon to 9-inch (23 cm) pie plate or 4 cup (1 L) casserole dish; let cool. Arrange apple slices on top of meat mixture. Sprinkle with brown sugar and cinnamon.

On lightly floured surface, roll out pastry into 10-inch (25 cm) circle; lay over filling. Trim and flute pastry edge. With sharp knife, cut 5 steam vents in top. Brush with egg. Bake in 375°F (190°C) oven for 30 to 35 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Let cool for 10 minutes before serving.

Nutritional information

  • PROTEIN: 27 grams
  • FAT: 33 grams
  • CARBOHYDRATE: 41 grams
  • CALORIES 569