Congratulations to Alcide Desveaux who won the savoury pie competition for Recipe to Riches with his Acadian Meat Pie recipe! If you missed the episode you can watch it here.
Since then his product has turned into PC Grandpa’s Acadian Meat Pie.
In the box you receive one large pie for $9.99. It is already cooked but must be baked in the oven to reheat.
I put mine on a tray and put it in a preheated 350F oven for 60 minutes.
Having lived in Nova Scotia for the past seven winters, I was curious as to what made this Acadian pie different than any other meat pie. I checked the ingredients and saw pork, chicken, onions, water… “spices and spice extract”. Well that did not help!
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This is one heck of a meat pie! I mean, it is crust and meat. No green or orange veggies. The crust turned a stunning brown and is so thin and ultra-flaky.
So much so that the tip of my piece crumbled onto the piled meat filling before I could take the photograph. Just like on the show, this pie is super moist and filled with a particular flavour I was unfamiliar with. It reminded me of sage and I asked Reg if it could be summer savory? He said his mom puts summer savory in her stuffing so I had a feeling I was right. It was not a spice I had personally used but have noticed it is very popular here.
Thankfully they have the recipes online and I was right! I can see why it is an Acadian favourite. Very tasty, unique and hearty a flavour, there really would be no substitute. I know the judges called it simple but for me, that little addition to my flavour profile was like magic!
I can appreciate this being a holiday treat though. As I ate it I could tell that this was a rich dish. Now looking at the box, wow, 42 grams of fat in 1/4 pie! The pie is so good I ate almost that amount while I was taste testing the product. I would share Reg’s perspective but this had pork in it so he can not indulge which is too bad, he loved the smell of it. He was all excited about it but when I told him it had chicken AND pork he asked with dismay, “Why would they DO that???!!!”
Because it tastes so damn good! Poor guy though. I felt guilty eating it in front of him.
This is a decadent meat-lovers treat. The crust is so phenomenal, I am shocked that they could mass produce it, it was perfection. I give this product four and a half out of five wooden spoons.
janet p says
Is it Like Tortiere? $10 is a lot for me to spend so if a $3.99 tortiere is almost the same may stick with it .
Did ADORE the Lobster Bisque!!!!
No, it is nothing like tourtière
Great review!! I can’t wait to try it. Would you serve something else with it?
Salad goes very well with it.
Suzie Ridler says
It’s a pretty large and heavy duty pie Janet, not an individual-sized one at all. It would feed at least three people, probably four if you had sides. Oh good! I am so happy to hear you liked the bisque! So many people didn’t, LOL. Yay!
Debbie, thank you so much. My pleasure! I would serve with with veggies, traditional peas and carrots would be great. It’s very filling so not a heavy starch.
Lyndsay Wells says
It seems like the winning dishes have been prepared better this year. I loved the mini cheesecakes and now you’ve sold me on this – going to pick one up. I’m keeping my fingers crossed because one of my best friends, Elisa Hendricks, is competing tomorrow night!
Suzie Ridler says
They really did a great job putting this product together, the quality has been excellent Lyndsay. I didn’t know you knew Elisa! How wonderful! I won’t say anything to avoid spoilers.