Rich and Creamy Oyster Pie

Oyster with oyster knife

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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 35 mins
Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
656 Calories
31g Fat
49g Carbs
42g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 656
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 31g 40%
Saturated Fat 14g 72%
Cholesterol 253mg 84%
Sodium 889mg 39%
Total Carbohydrate 49g 18%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 42g
Vitamin C 26mg 129%
Calcium 56mg 4%
Iron 21mg 114%
Potassium 686mg 15%
*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.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This is a simple oyster pie or scallop, made with oysters and oyster crackers, cream, and butter.


  • 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

  1. Spread 1 cup of the oyster cracker crumbs over 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 3 more times, seasoning each oyster layer with a little salt and pepper.

  2. Combine 1/2 cup oyster liquor and 1/2 cup heavy cream; pour evenly over the top layer of oysters. Dot with the butter.

  3. Preheat oven to 400 F.

  4. Let the pie stand for 5 to 10 minutes.

  5. Position rack just above oven center.

  6. Place pie on top rack; bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until top just begins to brown and oysters are hot.

  7. 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.