Grits Pie

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Grits Pie Grits Pie Recipe Courtesy of

Servings: 8 Servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35-40 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

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1/4 cup buttermilk
3   large eggs, slightly beaten
2 tablespoon all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
1/4 cup quick-cooking grits
1/8 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1   (9-inch) frozen pie shell, thawed and unbaked
Sweetened whipped cream and strawberries (optional)





Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  In a small saucepan, bring water and salt to a boil.  Add grits and cook for 4 minutes, stirring constantly.  Add butter and cook for an additional minute.  Set aside and cool slightly.

In a small bowl, stir together sugar, flour eggs, buttermilk and vanilla.  Stir into cooked grits.  Pour into pie shell and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until set.  Serve warm or cold with whipped cream and strawberries as a garnish, if desired.

Show: Paula's Home Cooking/Just Desserts cookbook/Jan/Feb 2006 issue
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Love all you recipes!

By Bettye Hicks on August 29, 2013


So easy my 10 yr old loves making it

By Anonymous on November 15, 2012


Yumm, was a little buttery and took about an hour to set but tasted so good, hope your son will do a healthy remake of this recipe on his new show thatd be awesome:)

By anna on August 16, 2012


My husband hides them so no one else can eat them.

By Anonymous on November 23, 2011


My sister caught the last part of the Grits Pie recipe on your TV show and asked me to see if it was on your web site. Thank you for having it there for us. Love your web site. We met you and Michael in Jackson, MS on March 28, 2009. Loved your show there too. Thank you for having the courage to be there for all of us. Belender Moore & Burndean Tollison

By Belender Sue Moore on January 06, 2011


I also saw this on her show. I have many it a few times. I have used fresh lemon juice, fresh orange juice, and fresh pinaplle juice in place of the vanilla. The best was the one with lemon. I also put some zest in. My family loves this pie so much that I now make it for Thanksgiving.

By Anonymous on September 04, 2010


My wife saw this on your show and told me about it. We looked it up and tried it. Now, my wife doesn't eat grits, but she loved this and so do I and everyone else that has tried it. I'm introducing it to a small group tomorrow night and expect similar results.

By Anonymous on April 05, 2010


I stumbled across this recipe while I was in the hospital. I wasn't allowed to eat and the only channel I could get to come in was the cooking channel...the horror. tongue laugh I can't wait to try it. It looked wonderful.

By Anonymous on February 24, 2010


This pie is great and very easy.

By Anonymous on December 15, 2009

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