I went to the Boise Farmers Market on Saturday to get my weekly supply of farm fresh products: eggs, carrots, squash, eggplant, tomatoes, string beans and almond croissants. When I bought my tomatoes, big, wonderful beefsteak ones that actually smelled like a tomato, the lady said, “These will be great in a salad.” I said, “Yes, but they will be much better with a Corn Pie. Sliced tomatoes and corn pie for dinner! Yum.” To which she aked, “Corn what? How do you make corn pie?” So I told her and she seemed amazed. I bought the tomatoes and walked by some other booths, when a lady came up to me and asked, “Are you the one who makes corn pie? How do you make it?” So I told her. Now I will let you know how to make a Corn Pie. It’s not hard. Why all you need is some fresh corn, pie crusts, milk – or half and half or cream – flour, butter, salt and pepper and a little (just a touch) nutmeg or cinnamon. A 9″ pie pan. An oven at 350 degrees F. And about a total of an hour and a half. Here is the recipe. Enjoy! And as a note: This is probably better at the end of the season with older corn.
12 ears of corn off the cob. Salt and pepper to taste. 1 cup of whole milk and about 2 Tablespoons of butter broken up and 2 Tablespoons of flour. All mixed together in a large bowl then poured into a partial baked pie crust.
A second pie crust is put on top. Pierce it with a fork and butter the top liberally.
After 30 minutes at 350 degrees F, check the pie. Smell it. Drool a little. Put it back into the oven and wait. Dinner is in about another 30 minutes.
After 1 hour at 350 degrees F, this is what you end up with. A luscious, splendid, delicious Corn Pie. Bubbling with a creamy mixture of whole milk (or cream) and butter and wonderful fresh corn.
One piece has been devoured!
Farm Fresh Sliced Yellow and Red Tomatoes
basil threads and Hawaiian sea salt
This is a family traditional summer or late summer meal. Simple. Corn Pie and Sliced Tomatoes. I like this recipe, but here is one recipe that we have used. It calls for you to also make your own pie crust. Corn Pie Recipe. The recipe also calls for a 400 degree F oven, but that always seemed a little high to me. I like the lower temperature better. I may have to re-write the recipe. Pre-bake the bottom pie crust – it will not be soggy.