Award-Winning Corn Pie

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

My mom's award-winning corn pie! This is such a GREAT variation on traditional corn side dishes. This recipe is ALWAYS requested, so be prepared. Don't skimp on the cracker crumbs - I go heavy on them in the recipe - and this is truly the best when you use butter-flavored crackers (Club crackers or similar) - just not the same w/ saltine-type crackers. Enjoy this! I usually always double this recipe and make two pies, 'cuz everyone takes seconds (and thirds!) This also is simple to make ahead, then just bake when you're ready - perfect for after church or when you're in a hurry!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 14 cups butter-flavored cracker crumbs (we prefer Club brand crackers in the green box)
  • 12 cup melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 14 cups milk
  • 2 cups fresh corn or 2 cups canned corn
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 12 teaspoon onion salt
  • 2 eggs, beaten


  1. Combine crumbs and melted butter, reserving 1/2 cup of crumbs for topping.
  2. Line a 9" pie pan with remaining crumbs.
  3. Combine 2 T butter, 1 cup milk, corn and salt.
  4. Bring to a boil.
  5. Reduce heat and cook 3 minutes.
  6. Add flour to remaining 1/4 cup milk; mix to a smooth paste.
  7. Add slowly to hot corn/milk mixture, stirring constantly.
  8. Cook 2-3 minutes, or until thick.
  9. Cool slightly.
  10. Add onion salt, then add eggs slowly, stirring constantly.
  11. Pour into crumb-lined pie pan.
  12. Sprinkle remaining crumbs over top.
  13. Bake at 400°F for 20 minutes.
Most Helpful

yum.I used Trader Joe's frozen organic corn, which is super sweet and tasty, we made this for Christmas, and it was a big hit. Personally I could live on this stuff. Next year I'll try making it in advance, it was quite good reheated.

Teresacooks January 05, 2003

I made this last night for dinner, and you were right. This IS a great variation of the traditional corn side dish. Very light with a lovely texture, and pretty to serve. Instead of adding onion salt, I minced about 3 Tablespoons of onion to go into the dish. I also sprinkled garlic powder on the crumb topping for a bit of flavor. I can see adding smoked turkey or ham to this for a main dish meal. Hmmmm...

Claire de Luna November 26, 2002

I was remembering my mom's corn pie and I'm thrilled to find a recipe that came so close to the original! Having no cracker crumbs I used a pie crust and I jazzed up the recipe a bit with 1 tsp. dried dill, 1 tbsp. onion powder, and a grind or two of fresh pepper. I also topped the pie with buttered bread crumbs and a sprinkling of paprika....the pie was delicious! Thanks so much for bringing back memories with this great recipe, WJKing! :)

Noor.Khalid September 13, 2007