Crab Pie Recipe

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Crab Pie is similar to a quiche but has a slightly less eggy filling. Flavored with Old Bay and two types of cheese, it makes a delicious lunch.

Slice of Crab Pie on a plate.

 

I love to serve it paired with fresh fruit or a Creamy Fruit Salad.

This Crab Pie is loaded with fresh lump crab meat. Mayonnaise plus Swiss cheese and cheddar cheese add to the richness. It’s a simple, elegant recipe that really lets the flavor of the crab shine

HOW TO MAKE CRAB PIE:

  1. Prebake the pie crust. Poke holes in it first and then press a double layer of aluminum foil on top to hold the pie crust down. You can use pie weights if you have them.
  2. Make the filling. Whisk together the mayonnaise, milk, flour, Old Bay, salt, pepper, and eggs. Then fold in the cheese, crab, and green onions. Transfer to pie crust.
  3. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes.

Slice of crab pie with the remaining pie in background.

 

RECIPE TIPS:

  • You can use a homemade pie crust or a refrigerated or frozen pie crust.
  • I recommend using fresh lump crab meat for this recipe. Backfin crab meat can be used as back-up. I don’t really recommend using canned, shelf-stable crab because the flavor is really inferior.
  • Be sure to pick over the crab and remove any pieces of shell.
  • If you don’t like Swiss cheese, try using Monterey Jack or mozzarella instead.
  • Add a pinch of cayenne pepper to make it a little spicy.
  • Best eaten slightly warmed.
  • Leftovers will keep for up to 3 days in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Slice of pie with crab on a plate.

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Slice of Crab Pie on a plate.

Crab Pie

Course: Lunch
Cuisine: Southern
Keyword: Seafood
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 356kcal
Crab Pie is similar to a quiche but has a slightly less eggy filling. Flavored with Old Bay and two types of cheese, it makes a delicious lunch.
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Ingredients

  • 1 (9-inch) pie crust, refrigerated or homemade
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Seafood seasoning or Old Bay
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup shredded swiss cheese
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 8 ounces lump crab meat
  • 2 green onions, sliced

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Fit pie crust into a 9-inch pie pan and crimp the edges. Use a fork to pierce holes in the bottom. Press a double layer of aluminum foil into the pie crust. Bake for 8 minutes. Remove foil.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, milk, flour, seafood seasoning, salt, pepper and eggs.
  • Add swiss cheese, cheddar cheese, crab meat, and green onions and gently stir in.
  • Transfer filling to pie crust. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes.

Notes

Add a pinch of cayenne pepper to the filling to make it a little spicy.

Nutrition

Calories: 356kcal

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