Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Paula Deen's Grits Pie

Hi everyone! Hope you all had a great holiday. I had a very nice Christmas. Christmas is always merrier when there are little ones around. This was my first Christmas as a grandma. My youngest is also 10 so Christmas is a very exciting time around here! We are supposed to be going away to Chincoteague for the new year tomorrow and I am just hoping we don't have any snow or ice. I don't like driving in that. Keeping my fingers crossed.

This recipe was another husband request. Do you like grits? I'm not crazy about grits at all and never even heard of them till I married my husband. We don't have grits up north. Maybe farina or cream of wheat....grits is similar to that. However, this pie is really great. I love it! Paula has come through for me once again. I had my doubts but shouldn't have. It's so easy to make. If you like custard pie, then you will like this. Custard pie is one of my favorites. The only thing different with this is the texture. If you want to try a different pie, then give this one a shot. It's easy and really good.

Hope all of you have a very happy and healthy New Year!!! I'll see you all again in 2010!!!!

3/4 cup water
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup quick cooking grits
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
3/4 cups sugar
2 tablespoons all purpose flour
3 large eggs, slightly beaten
1/4 cup buttermilk (I used lowfat)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (9 inch) frozen pie shell, thawed
Whip cream, any fruit, optional

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
In a small saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add the grits and cook for 4 minutes, stirring constantly. Add the butter and cook for 1 additional minute. Set aside and cool slightly.
In a small bowl, stir together the sugar, flour, eggs, buttermilk and vanilla. Slowly stir into the cooled grits. Pour into the pie shell and bake for 35 - 40 minutes or unti set. Serve warm or cold with whipped cream and fruit as garnish, if desired.


Leslie said...

Paula never lets me down either!!! I have not seen this pie of hers yet, but it looks great

George Gaston said...

Debbie... Glad to hear your Christmas was merry & filled with lots of cheer. Your grits pie would be a huge hit at our family holiday table. I always remember my Grandfather referring to grits as "Georgia Ice Cream", so he would love them as a dessert.

Save travels over New Years and thanks for this awesome recipe.

Angie's Recipes said...

What a great grits pie! Lovely for any occasion!

Alison said...

I've seen this recipe and wondered how it would be! It looks great! We eat grits all the time here in the south, so it would probably be a hit!

Bridgett said...

Wishing you a wonderful New Year! You can't go wrong with Paula.

Donna-FFW said...

Hope you have a blast and that the weather holds up for you.

The pie sounds very delicious. Paula has some great stuff.

Katy ~ said...

You know, I think this pie would be good. It doesn't seem to have as much sugar and butter as some other pie recipes that I am tempted with, grins. Is this like a chess pie, do you think?

listedmal said...

I've never seen any sweet recipes with grits, how interesting. I must try this and look for others.

Hope you had a great christmas with your pie!

listedmal said...

I've never seen any sweet recipes with grits, how interesting. I must try this and look for others.

Hope you had a great christmas with your pie!

Cathy said...

I've never heard of grits pie but it looks delicious and Paula knows what she's talking about.

I hope you have a safe trip. Happy 2010!

Ingrid said...

Being a NY'er as well I never had grits. Being a NY'er I still didn't want to try them once I moved to FL. :) But I will try that pie.

Glad to hear that your Christmas was a good one. Have a safe trip and Happy New Year, Debbie!

sophia said...

Oh my goodness! I NEED to make this pie! I LOVE grits...I can't imagine it in dessert pie-form! Whoa hahahaha! Amazing!

Mom on the Run said...

My husband is from the south and loves his grits. I am not such a fan. Maybe I could use the recipe as a surprise to him :)

Joanne said...

I have a feeling you can never actually go wrong with a Paula Deen recipe. Unless you are worried about your cholesterol. But I'm not.

This pie looks fantastic! I haven't ever had grits but they sound delicious.

happy New Year!

Anncoo said...

Happy New year and wishing you & your family all the best for the coming year.

Monica H said...

I don't love grits either. I like them doused with butter and cheese but they're not my fave. Maybe this pie would change my mind.

Happy new year!

Julie said...

Your pie looks those berries on top :)

teresa said...

mmmm, what a fun pie! this looks wonderful!

Lori said...

I actually love grits. I became addicted to them when I lived in SC. SInce I have been back in NY, I continually buy grits. I love them with an egg inside.

pigpigscorner said...

I've had a pie made with grits once and the texture is so good! I have to try this!

The Blonde Duck said...

I've never had grits pie, but it sounds divine!