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The amount of corn can vary depending on how corny you like it: I liked the amount that three ears yielded--my family would have preferred less.
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Cajun
Servings 6 people


  • 2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 leeks white and light green parts only, thickly sliced and soaked to remove dirt
  • 2 carrots peeled and finely diced
  • 1 cup celery and leaves finely diced
  • 2-3 ears fresh corn shucked and kernels removed
  • 1 teaspoon Salt divided
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons Old Bay seasoning divided
  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • 16 oz frozen crawfish tails thawed, drained, rinsed and coarsely chopped
  • 4 Tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 2 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 refrigerated pie crust rolled out
  • 1 egg beaten


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Heat large sauté pan over medium heat. Add olive oil and leeks to the pan. Sauté until leeks begin to soften and brown; season with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Add carrots and celery to pan, season with 1/4 teaspoon salt; cook for five minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in fresh corn and sauté for another 2-3 minutes. Transfer mixture to a large baking dish. Set aside.
  • In same pan, melt butter. Sauté crawfish tails for 2-3 minutes, coating well with the butter. Sprinkle in flour and stir well to coat. Allow to cook for 1 minute. Add vegetable stock, Old Bay seasoning, smoked paprika, pepper and remaining salt; stir well to combine. Bring to a gentle boil. When sauce has thickened, transfer to baking dish with vegetables. Stir well to evenly combine.
  • Depending on the size and shape of your baking dish, top with pie crust--either whole or cut into strips and laid into a criss-cross pattern. Brush beaten egg over pie crust.
  • Bake 20-30 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Allow to cool for 10 minutes before serving; filling will be extremely hot.
Keyword Cajun, corn and crawfish pie, crawfish, crawfish pie, New orleans cuisine, Saturday Morning Market, St Pete Foodies, St Petersburg Foodies Recipes, Vivian's Cajun Crawfish Pies
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