Crawfish Pie Recipe

Rating 5.0
| 1
| Last Updated on September 15, 2023
This classic crawfish pie uses Creole seasonings from the Gulf Coast. A tender flaky pie crust is loaded with a savory filling that features crawfish tails but also works well with shrimp.
Utensils Dinner
Globe New American
23
ingredients
14
steps
120
minutes
Chef Susie is a cookbook author, chocolatier, pastry chef and culinary educator with more than a decade of experience teaching and running an artisan chocolate business, which has been featured on the Food Network. Prior to beginning her culinary career, Chef Susie worked as a TV executive at three of the Big Four networks. She is now the author of three books, the latest based on her award-winning culinary travel blog.

Ingredients

Servings:
8
2 cup(s)
all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp
salt
1/4 cup(s)
butter, cubed
1
egg
1/4 cup(s)
water
1/2 tsp
lemon juice
3 tbsp
butter
3/4
medium red bell pepper, chopped
1
large onion, chopped
2
stalks cellery, chopped
1/2 cup(s)
fish stock or clam juice
1 1/2 lb
peeled crawfish tails or shrimp
1/2 cup(s)
fresh parsley, minced
1/2 cup(s)
green onions, chopped
1/2 tsp
black pepper
1/2 tsp
paprika
1/2 tsp
dried thyme
1 1/2 tsp
salt
1/4 tsp
cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp
garlic powder
1-2 tbsp
cornstarch, optional
1
large egg
1 tbsp
water
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Directions 14 steps | 120 Minutes

Step 1

Make the pie dough. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment or a food processor, add the flour, salt and butter. (See notes.)

Crawfish Pie Recipe: Make the pie dough.
Step 2

Mix at low speed or pulse for about 20 seconds, until the butter is incorporated into the flour in pea-sized chunks.

Crawfish Pie Recipe: Mix at low speed or pulse for about 20 seconds, until the butter is incorporated into the flour in pea-sized chunks.
Step 3

Add the egg, lemon juice and 2 tablespoons of water. Mix or pulse again for about 20 seconds, until the dough holds together but is crumbly. Add the remaining water as needed.

Crawfish Pie Recipe: Add the egg, lemon juice and 2 tablespoons of water.
Step 4

Transfer the mixture to a floured surface and fold it a few times to bring the dough together. Divide it in half.

Crawfish Pie Recipe: 
Transfer the mixture to a floured surface and fold it a few times to bring the dough together.
Step 5

Using a rolling pin, shape the dough into two ½-inch thick discs. Wrap the discs in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 20 minutes.

Crawfish Pie Recipe: 
Using a rolling pin, shape the dough into two ½-inch thick discs.
Step 6

Make the filling. Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat and sauté the red bell pepper, onion and celery until tender.

Crawfish Pie Recipe: 
Make the filling.
Step 7

Add the fish stock and simmer for 10 minutes. Add the crawfish or shrimp, parsley, green onions, black pepper, paprika, thyme, salt, cayenne pepper and garlic powder.

Crawfish Pie Recipe: Add the fish stock and simmer for 10 minutes.
Step 8

Thicken, if necessary, with a little cornstarch. Let gravy cook long enough to thicken, then remove from heat and allow to cool.

Crawfish Pie Recipe: Thicken, if necessary, with a little cornstarch.
Step 9

Preheat the oven to 450°F. On a floured work surface, roll one disc of pie dough to a 10-12 inch circle and one disc to a 9-inch circle, about a ¼-½ inch thick.

Crawfish Pie Recipe: Preheat the oven to 450°F.
Step 10

Place the 10-inch circle in the pie pan. Fill with cooled filling.

Crawfish Pie Recipe: Place the 10-inch circle in the pie pan.
Step 11

Place the other crust on top, moisten with water, and seal the edges. Make the egg wash by whisking the egg and water in a small bowl.

Crawfish Pie Recipe: Place the other crust on top, moisten with water, and seal the edges.
Step 12

Cut two or three 1-inch long slits in the top. Brush the top with egg wash, then bake for 10 minutes. 

Crawfish Pie Recipe: 
Cut two or three 1-inch long slits in the top.
Step 13

Reduce the oven temperature to 375°F. Bake for 35 minutes longer or until the crust is golden brown.

Crawfish Pie Recipe: Reduce the oven temperature to 375°F.
Step 14

Serve hot. Enjoy!

Crawfish Pie Recipe: Serve hot.

Notes:

  • This recipe works with a premade pie crust.
  • It also works well with shrimp instead of crawfish.

Nutrition Per Serving
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CALORIES
304
FAT
12.6 g
PROTEIN
17.3 g
CARBS
29.6 g
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Emma C.

Emma

03 Oct 2022

I've never had much interest in trying crawfish, but this pie recipe has me craving it! Would love to make this for the fall.

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Emma C.

25 Jan 2024

Hi Emma! So glad this recipe caught your fancy! I've been making it with shrimp lately. Love it! Thank you!