Cajun Crawfish Pies Recipe

Serves/Makes: 24 pies


  • 24 small crawfish tails or 12 large shrimp
  • 1 (17-1/4) ounce package (2 sheets) frozen puff pastry sheets
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup canned tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun spices (store bought or homemade, see the recipe below)

  • Cajun Vegetables:
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 small green bell pepper
  • 1 celery stalk
How to cook Cajun Crawfish Pies:
  • To prepare Cajun Vegetables: Peel, trim and finely chop the vegetables.
  • Thaw pastry according to package directions. Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C). Cut crawfish tails in half. If using shrimp, peel, devein and roughly chop.
  • In a small pan melt the butter; add flour and slowly cook, stirring until golden. Add Cajun vegetables and cook until tender.
  • Add the drained, crushed tomatoes and Cajun spices. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally until sauce has thickened. Add a little cold water, if needed. Add the crawfish tails or shrimp to the sauce and heat gently, about 2 minutes. Let mixture cool slightly.
  • Add the crawfish tails or shrimp to the sauce and heat gently, about 2 minutes. Let mixture cool slightly.
  • Roll out pastry thinly and cut into twenty-four 2-1/2 inch circles. Place heaping teaspoonfuls of filling in the center of each circle.
  • Moisten the edge of each pastry circle with water. Fold over and seal the edges with a fork.
  • Arrange on a baking sheet. Brush the tops of each pie with beaten egg and bake for 25 minutes or until golden.
  • Serve the Cajun Crawfish Pies warm with a spicy tomato sauce.

Cajun Spices Recipe

Cajun Spices Ingredients:
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons white pepper
  • 2 teaspoons cracked black pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
How to cook Cajun Spices:
    Mix the spices together and store in a spice jar.


The Cajun Crawfish Pies recipe easy to prepare and so good!

This recipe for Cajun Crawfish Pies serves/makes: 24 pies

The Cajun Crawfish Pies recipe is adopted from The California School of Culinary Arts in Pasadena - November 8, 2005.

Main Ingredient: Crayfish (more Crayfish recipes)
Preparation Method: Baked (more Baked recipes)
Cuisine: Cajun (more Cajun recipes)

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