Grits Pie

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.


10 servings

Updated: Oct. 20, 2022
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


  • 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.