Maryland Oyster Pie Recipe

Serves/Makes: 4


  • 24 large shucked oysters, with liquor
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 small potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Generous sprinkling of freshly ground black pepper
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons oyster liquor
  • 1/2 cup warm half-and-half
  • 1 Flaky Pie Crust (see the recipe below)
How to cook Maryland Oyster Pie:
  • Prepare the Flaky Pie Crust for pie and set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 450°F (230°C).
  • Arrange alternate layers of oysters, onion slices, and potatoes in an 8 to 9-inch pie plate. Place bay leaf in center of pie and season pie with salt, pepper, and cayenne.
  • Measure out 2 tablespoons of oyster liquid, and reserve remaining liquor for another use.
  • Mix oyster liquid with half-and-half and pour over top of oyster filling. Cover filling with pie crust dough and crimp edges around pie plate. Prick top of dough several times with a fork.
  • Bake for approximately 15 minutes until crust of pie is golden brown.
  • Serve the Maryland Oyster Pie immediately.

Flaky Pie Crust Recipe

Flaky Pie Crust Ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 8 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3 tablespoons cold water
  • Sprinkling of flour
How to cook Flaky Pie Crust:
  • Sift flour and salt on a board. Cut butter into flour with a fork or pastry blender, and mix well.
  • Gradually add just enough cold water to hold the dough together. Form dough into a ball.
  • Lightly flour board and roll dough out to 1/8 to 1/4-inch thickness.
  • Cut dough for 8 to 9-inch pie about 1 inch wider all around and use this and any extra dough to fold under and press around the edges when pie is ready for baking.


The Maryland Oyster Pie recipe easy to prepare and so good!

This recipe for Maryland Oyster Pie serves/makes: 4

The Maryland Oyster Pie recipe and the pictures are adopted from The Our Favorite Fish & Seafood Recipes Cookbook.

Main Ingredient: Oysters (more Oysters recipes)
Preparation Method: Baked (more Baked recipes)
Cuisine: American (more American recipes)

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