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Cornmeal Pie

"IF MAMA had time, she'd make these pies on Saturday night. She always made two so we could have one for dessert on Monday, too. One pie server our family very nicely, and there was never any left over."
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    2 pies (6-8 servings each)


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 unbaked pastry shells (9 inches)
  • Whipped cream, optional


  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Add corn syrup, milk and vanilla; mix well. Fold in cornmeal and flour. Pour into pastry shells.
  • Bake at 350° for 25 minutes. Reduce heat to 300°. Bake 20-25 minutes longer or until set (cover edges with foil during the last 15 minutes to prevent overbrowning if necessary). Cool on a wire rack. Garnish with whipped cream if desired. Refrigerate leftovers.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 415 calories, 20g fat (11g saturated fat), 77mg cholesterol, 269mg sodium, 59g carbohydrate (35g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.

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  • Chris
    Mar 23, 2020

    Its March of 2020 and we are all at home with limited access to a grocery store. This recipe uses what's on hand to provide a very tasty treat. I was going through my freezer and came upon a gluten free pie crust. Substitute the all purpose wheat flour for a gluten free one. I used masa flour vs regular corn meal. I used powdered milk and butter powder because the real stuff is being used on things like cereal and toast. Kinda goes without saying that I did not have high Hope's for this pie.I thought it would be the low rent version of a pecan pie knock off (aka oatmeal pie).And you know what? I was wrong. I made this pie during a time of scarcity in ingredients and it was still fantastic. I cant wait to try it using real ingredients when the coronavirus is gone.

  • delowenstein
    Feb 19, 2016

    I found that I had to bake the pie on the 300o F. setting at 60 to 70 minutes to completely set! The pie baked at the 350o F. oven setting for 20 to 25 minutes. I added 1/8 tsp. salt to flour and cornmeal mixture. I used a knife to test filling for doneness-it should come out clean. All in all, these pies did come out well! delowenstein

  • FriedaG
    Feb 9, 2010

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