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How to Cook Smoked Paprika Acadian Rappie Pie + Video

Smoked Paprika Acadian Rappie Pie is a hearty Eastern Canadian dish.

How to Bake Smoked Paprika Acadian Rappie Pie - cookingwithkimberly.comRappie pie is part of traditional Acadian cookery, and the main part of the dish is comprised of a grated potato puree called rapure.

The rapure or grated puree is a commercial product that is readily available at most Nova Scotia supermarkets, and is made specially for rappie pie and potato dumplings.

Nova Scotia flagHowever, this Nova Scotian ingredient isn’t easily found in local Ontario supermarkets. Thus, I have my own recipe for creating the potato puree, that works for me.

The quickest way to make the puree is to use an electric juicer where the raw potatoes are fed into the juicer and the pulp and liquid starch are separated. Then, the pulp is combined with generous portions of broth and butter to loosen up and reconstitute the potato puree.

Some folks prefer the potato mush or puree to be made soupier than others. Also, most rappie pie recipes call for chicken to be used but many cooks prefer to use beef, turkey, pork or salt pork.

How to Bake Smoked Paprika Acadian Rappie Pie:

Like so many traditional ethnic dishes, every family has their own particular version of rappie pie, with each claiming that their recipe is the best.

I don’t know if my recipe is the best, but my family has found it to be very tasty and appealing.

Type: Entrée Recipe

Prep Time: 35 min
Cook Time – 1 – 1 1/2 hrs
Yield: 6 servings

The ingredients & instructions are listed below the video for measurements & directions. Please enjoy this webisode of Cooking with Kimberly:



  1. Preheat oven to 360 degrees F.
  2. Juice 12 potatoes, reserving the pulp, and discarding the juice.
  3. Le Creuset 3qt Oval Heritage Baking Dish in Purple - shop.cookingwithkimberly.comInto a suitable baking dish, pour part of the reserved rendered fat from cooking the bacon or some butter, making sure the bottom and sides are well greased.
  4. Spread potato pulp into bottom of baking dish.
  5. Bring chicken broth up to a boil in a sauce pan.
  6. Add 2 cups of chicken broth to the potato pulp.
    • Tips: The potatoes will reconstitute with the addition of the broth.
  7. Follow with a layer of the browned beef, then the cooked chicken or turkey, and bacon pieces or browned sausage. Do not mix meat into potatoes.
  8. Add seasonings of smoked paprika, basil, parsley, summer savory & cracked pepper.
  9. Juice 8 more potatoes & gently spread mixture evenly on top of the meat. Dot the top with pats of butter, and sprinkle with some more sweet smoked paprika.
  10. Bake at 36o degrees F for approximately 1 – 1 1/2 hrs or until the rappie pie has a deep golden brown coloring and there is a nice crispiness on top.
    • Note: Give it a check to be sure you feel it has cooked enough. If more time is required, continue to cook for 15 min more at a time until the color and texture is to your satisfaction.
  11. How to Bake Smoked Paprika Acadian Rappie Pie - cookingwithkimberly.comServe immediately.

Rappie pie is delicious served with cooked, buttered beets or fried cabbage.

This show is brought to you by La Chinata Smoked Paprika @ LaChinata.com.

Smoked Paprika Acadian Rappie Pie will satisfy any hunger pain with leftovers to spare!

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Author: Kimberly Turner

Kimberly Turner is the web-chef behind CookingWithKimberly.com. Food writer, food consultant and general lover of the delicious treats on our planet, Kimberly brings you hearty content, delicious offerings, fun antics, and some down-home cooked love with her mom making cameos. Internet entrepreneur and marketer, International model, and Editor-in-Chief of a number of online publications. Be a Champion in Your Kitchen & Eat Deliciously!

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