Recipe By Peter Gagné
Published Jun 11th
Tourtiere Spices
Prep 5m Cook - Additional - Ready In 5m
Servings 4 teaspoons Calories 5

A blend of spices used in the traditional French-Canadian tourtiere (meat pie). I use beef, pork and veal, but this mix goes with any combination.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon celery salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon crushed savory
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon ground sage
  • ¼ teaspoon mustard powder

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 In a small bowl, combine celery salt, pepper, savory, cloves, cinnamon, thyme, sage and mustard powder
  2. 2 Mix well and store in a sealed jar.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 5
  • Carbohydrate 0.9 g
  • Fat 0.2 g
  • Fiber 0.5 g
  • Protein 0.2 g
  • Sodium 371.8 mg

Chef's Notes

Add to your tourtière recipe when adding broth to the cooked meat. If you make more than one "serving," add spice mixture to taste, stopping when it tastes salty enough. Bon appétit!


  1. It smells wonderful. I used this in my Pate a la Viande and they were fantastic. I did add 1/2 teaspoon of allspice to the mix and putting it in a jar for the next pies is a great idea. Thanks for the recipe.
  2. Just mixed this together to use in 'Reveillon Tourtiere' from AR for Christmas dinner. It smells amazing! I did add half a teaspoon of ground allspice.
  3. This was just what I was looking for I combined it with the Cipate Pie which is the way they make it on the south shore of Quebec. I did add the allspice as well. I soaked my meat & potatoes in theses spices which chicken broth overnight. The smell as it cooked was mouth - Read more ...
  4. Please add "all spice" (piment de la jamaique) to the mix, it is essential!!
  5. This was very good. I also added 1/4tsp cardamom and 1/2tsp onion powder (to take the place of chopped onion in the meat mix).
  6. Great spice combination!
  7. What a great idea - I never thought to prepare this mix ahead of time! My mom and aunts will be thrilled to receive little jars of this at Christmas - they were raised by my French-Canadian great aunt and are forever talking about her cooking. thanks for sharing!
  8. It smells delicious. Now to try it in the pie!
  9. I've never had tourtiere pie before but I'm making bite-sized "tourtiere phyllo bundle" appetizers for a staff Christmas party this year. I used an entire recipe of this spice in approximately 1 lb of pork and will be wrapping small amounts of it in phyllo and baking until crisp. The filling so far is great - Read more ...