September 17, 2009

Do You Enjoy Savory Pies?

I have a local favorite to share with you today. Have you ever had a Corn Pie? We like it very much as a vegetarian dinner with another vegetable on the side. Broccoli maybe this time of year.

I love making pies and I know many people are intimidated at the thought of making your own homemade crust. I always make 2 pies at a time. It really doesn't take much longer than just one and while I'm getting everything out, Why not?
As you can see above I do not divide my dough evenly. I always make the piece I am using for the top of the pie smaller, after all it doesn't have to be pushed into the edges of the dish so you don't need as big a piece.

For my dough (Martha's) I wrap each piece and refrigerate for about 1 hour before rolling.

Hard boil 14 eggs for 2 deep dish pies while the dough chills.

This little gadget is a corn cutter.
It's indispensable if you freeze or can a lot of corn.
It makes quick work of cutting the kernels off the ear.

I had about 16 ears of corn.

I run the ear of corn over the cutter blade the first time to remove the kernels. Then you switch the blade and run the ears over the cutter again to remove all the sweet sugars and it creams the corn left on the ear.

All the sweet corn in a bowl with the herbs. I use thyme, parsley, S&P
and a little chopped onion.

Peel the eggs.

Chop the eggs and add them to the corn & herb mixture.

If you are a little scared of pie dough I used to be right there with you.
Then I realized that the dough does not have to look perfect to taste really, really good.

As you can see my pie dough is far from perfect. If it tears just make a patch.
I roughly trim the edges on the bottom crust.

Fill the pie and top with the smaller disk of crust.
I like to fold the top crust in half to move it to the pie so I don't tear it

Then because I can't make a pretty edge I have found that this works for me.
I roll both edges under and kind of press them together. This makes for a nice thick edge for the family members who really like dough. I had some dough left so I cut a few maple leaves for the top.

TA DA! Baked Corn Pie.

I make a thin white sauce with butter, flour and cream as a sauce for the pie.
This is A Pennsylvania Dutch Treat.
Please visit Gollum to see the links to everyone who joined in the fun today.
She calls the event Foodie Friday!

Have a great weekend everyone~ ~Ahrisha~ ~


Rattlebridge Farm said...

Yes, I love savory pies. And I love this recipe. Absolutely divine.

Heidi said...

Hi there,
This sounds too good, and very fattening! That's a lot of eggs! Bet this would taste really delicious with creme' freche, or just regular 1/2 and 1/2 as a sauce. Yum.
To make a nice edge on your pie crust is not difficult: just use your pointer finger to push the dough ( on the edge )between the thumb and pointer finger of the other hand (held over the inside of the pie). Go all around the pie pushing in little zig-zags with your fingers. This sounds sort of confusing, but it's really easy - try it next time!
See you again soon,

susan said...

This does sound delicious! I might have to use the Pillsbury doughboy though..:0) You haven't had MY pie crusts!

Kathy Walker said...

Haven't had corn pie in years, I remember it from my childhood. Interesting gadget and much needed!

Anonymous said...

Hi Ahrisha! It's so nice to meet you. Oh, I love corn and have never had a corn pie. I'm going to copy your recipe. Nothing like some good ole fresh corn on or off the cob! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Patricia @ ButterYum said...

I've never heard of Corn Pie. Sounds wonderful, and I know the entire family would LOVE it!

Thanks for sharing the recipe. Now, I have to get back to your blog... lots of yummy posts to read ;)

Take care,

Mary Bergfeld said...

It sounds absolutely delicious. I love savory pies. It looks wonderful. I hope you are having a wonderful day.

Michelle said...

OH my...does this sound good and such a unique recipe too.

Megan said...

Corn pie sounds delicious! I've never had it or even seen it before. But I do love pie! Sweet or savory. :)

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

This pie sounds very good. Greetings from one PA gal to another.

Kristen said...

I have never heard of anything like this. It sounds really filling and tasty, too. Thanks for sharing this and setting me to thinking in a whole new direction.

honeysuckle said...

I have never eaten or seen this pie before. It sounds very interesting. I love the corn gadget and it looks like it would work wonders on that corn. thanks for sharing and visiting my post too!

QueenBe said...

Thanks for finding my blog and leaving ther sweet comments about my tags. What you claim to be lacking in tag experience, you are certainly swimming in cooking experience! Your corn pie looks amazing. Yummmm

Its So Very Cheri said...

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Its So Very Cheri

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Ahrisha,
Nice to meet you.
Thanks for popping over to my blogspot and yes, I've come to check yours out. Oh yes, those quilts are divine.
If I lived closer, I'd pop in for some of your yummy treats.
Thanks for sharing.
Anna Rosa

The Desperate Cook said...

Mmmmmm...I have never had a corn pie but it looks wonderful. I make a corn casserole but I am going to have to try this pie.

Unknown said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog. Corn pie sounds interesting and the corn cutting device is too cool! I love to make pies so I will try this soon!

Karin said...

That looks very very yummy (even though I can't have dairy or wheat..) and I want one of those corn strippers. That is just too cool for words!

Paula said...

Mmmm....that looks and sounds so good! I love to bake and pies are one of my very favorite things. Yours look fabulous!
One of our biggest family jokes and stories to tell happened just this past winter when I made a couple of chicken pies. My husband loved it so much that he kept going back until he'd eaten one entire pie himself, a slice at a time. He had left one tiny slice in the pan. I told him that he might as well finish it and he looked at me with a serious face and said, "Then you'll call me a big fat pig!" Too funny!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

This sounds so good! I've never heard of a corn pie before! I love corn!


Myrna said...

HI Ahrisha! What a beautiful name!
Thanks for visiting my blog.
Oh this pie sounds and looks amazing..I'm going to try it!

Julia said...

THis pie looks wonderfully yummy! Thanks for sharing.

PS. Your the featured Apron Goddess today! :)