|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Servings: 4 to 6|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 31g||40%|
|Saturated Fat 14g||72%|
|Total Carbohydrate 49g||18%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||4%|
|Total Sugars 1g|
|Vitamin C 26mg||129%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
This is a simple oyster pie or scallop made with oysters and oyster crackers, cream, and butter. This pie is a traditional dish in the South that gets made for the holidays. The pie crust is made with crushed oyster crackers, so no rolling out the pastry dough or mixing is required. Layers of oysters and oyster crackers with a topping of oyster liquor and heavy cream are baked until golden brown. If you are a fan of oysters, then this old-fashioned oyster pie is something you would enjoy, as you will love it.
Serve this pie with the other fixings for Thanksgiving, other holidays, or parties.
4 cups oyster crackers, coarsely crumbled, divided
4 cups drained oysters, liquor reserved
Salt, to taste
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1/2 cup heavy cream, or whipping cream
6 tablespoons (3 ounces) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
Steps to Make It
Gather the ingredients.
Spread 1 cup of the oyster cracker crumbs over the bottom of a lightly buttered pie plate or shallow 1 1/2-quart casserole. Sprinkle 1 cup of oysters evenly over the crumb layer. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Repeat layers of crackers and oysters three more times, seasoning each oyster layer with a little salt and pepper.
Combine 1/2 cup oyster liquor and 1/2 cup heavy cream; pour evenly over the top layer of oysters. Dot with the butter.
Preheat oven to 400 F. Let the pie stand for 5 to 10 minutes.
Position rack just above oven center.
Place pie on top rack; bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until top just begins to brown and oysters are hot.
Turn oven temperature to broil (550 F) and broil for about 3 to 4 minutes, until well browned. Do not overcook, or oysters will be somewhat tough.
Glass Bakeware Warning
Do not use glass bakeware when broiling or when a recipe calls to add liquid to a hot pan, as glass may explode. Even if it states oven-safe or heat resistant, tempered glass products can, and do, break occasionally.
If you don't have oyster crackers, you can use saltines or Ritz crackers for the crust.
How to Store and Freeze
Although best when eaten the same day, if needed you can store oyster pie. Make sure the oyster pie is cooled down before storing.
- Oyster pie can be stored in the refrigerator for two to three days. Wrap the dish tightly with plastic wrap or transfer the pie over into an airtight container.
- You can freeze an oyster pie for up to two months in a freezer-safe airtight container. Freeze it in slices by wrapping each up individually in plastic wrap then placing in a zip-top freezer bag.