Thursday, April 22, 2010

Friday is Pieday !

Hello friends...it's that time again. This week we will be featuring a vegetable that is a summer staple. The mighty cob of corn! I look forward to my summer drives home to NY just to see all the lovely corn fields along the way.
Today we are baking a Lattice Corn Pie. I found this recipe in a Taste of Home magazine. This will be the first time making it...so here we go. For this pie you will need:
1. 1 cup diced peeled potatoes
2. 1/3 cup milk
3. 2 eggs
4. 2 cups fresh, frozen (thawed) or good canned whole kernel corn (drained)
5. 1 teaspoon sugar
6. 1/2 teaspoon salt
7. recipe for pie crust found on left sidebar
Place your potatoes in small saucepan and cook till tender and drain.
In a blender, combine milk, eggs, corn sugar and salt. Process until blended.
It will look like this!
Roll out half the dough and place into pie pan. Spoon your potatoes...I also cooked 1 diced carrot (poor planning..not enough potatoes). I did love the added color. Your option.
Pour the corn mixture over your potatoes...the pan will be full.
Make it easy on yourself...lay your lattice strips down as shown if the weaving scares you...;-) It all tastes the same. Fold edges under and crimp.
Bake in a 375 degree oven for about 35 minutes or until crust is golden and you start to see some bubbly action.
This is what you will have when you take this beauty out of the oven. It smelled like summer corn on the cob!
Baked up nice and firm even while hot...lot's of corn flavor and nice color.
I could see serving this as a side dish at a potluck supper or an easy weekend dinner along with a green salad. Served with B-B-Q'd chicken would be great also. I think kids will love the idea of corn in a pie crust. I see many possibilities to change this recipe also...chiles, onions, peppers...what ever your taste. I will definitely make this pie again and I hope all you corn lovers give it a try.
Until next time...be kind and stay creative.
PS...I may be MIA for a few days...hooking up with a girlfriend from high school (class of 72)..how fun is that going to be! She lives in Amish country, so I will be taking lot's of photos...;-)

9 comments:

Kelly Ann said...

I can see some really cool possibilities...and btw..."hooking up"...sure doesn't mean the same thing it did in the 70's....just sayin'...

My Life Under the Bus said...

Yum I'm loving adding some onions and peppers ! Have fun !!!

w said...

i've never heard of corn pie. interesting. also. why wasn't i invited to hang out in amish country?

Audrey said...

Ok - that actually looks pretty good! Usually if I make a non-fruit pie it also has meat in it - but this would work too.
Thanks so much for the recipe :)

Marilyn said...

Looks and sounds delicious! Just might have to try it, Janet. Thanks for the recipe!

Marie said...

I'm going to give this one a try - sounds yummy but knowing me I'll throw in a few chilli peppers just for fun. Love it.

Have a great few days away. You deserve it.

Dar said...

looks like a keeper!

Mumsy said...

I have never heard of corn pie but I love corn so I am sure I would like it. It looks yummy. Thanks, for sharing the recipe. Hugs!

Jennifer Juniper said...

I have never seen this - but imagine it with fresh corn on the cob! Oh my word!