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Grits Pie

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.


10 servings

Simple, southern and scrumptious, this pie will be a definite hit even with people who dislike grits. It has the perfect custardy texture.—Victoria Hudson, Pickens, South Carolina
Grits Pie Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup quick-cooking grits
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pastry for single-crust pie (9 inches)
  • Whipped cream, orange slices or sliced fresh strawberries, optional


  1. In a small saucepan, bring water and salt to a boil. Slowly stir in grits. Reduce heat; cook and stir for 4-5 minutes or until thickened. Add butter; stir until melted. Remove from the heat; cool to room temperature.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk the sugar, flour, eggs, buttermilk and vanilla. Slowly stir into grits. Roll out pastry to fit a 9-in. pie plate. Transfer pastry to pie plate. Trim pastry to 1/2 in. beyond edge of plate; flute edges. Add filling.
  3. Bake at 325° for 30-35 minutes or just until set. Serve warm or cool to room temperature. Garnish with whipped cream and orange or strawberries if desired.

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  • boscosbakery
    Jul 12, 2020

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  • skipperstrucking
    Sep 14, 2014

    I am a born and raised southern boy, and I have never heard of grits pie. I decided to give it a try. Great texture and taste, very easy to make. Will definitely make again and share with friends and family. Since there is sugar mixed with grits, I bet this was originally a Yankee recipe since no self respecting Southerner would ever put sugar on grits. No matter where it came from or who made it first, it is still a great pie, give it a try.

  • KristineChayes
    Nov 11, 2013

    I've made this pie a few times already and my family really likes it. It's easy to make, holds up well, and has a nice taste. I add an extra teaspoon of vanilla extract because I love anything vanilla. I've served this pie topped with fresh sliced strawberries, but it's delicious all by itself, too!