Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
1/4 cup quick cooking grits
8 tbl butter
3/4 cup sugar
2 tbl flour
3 eggs, lightly beaten
1/4 buttermilk (I used half and half)
1 tsp vanilla extract
Whipped cream for garnish
1. Cook grits according to package instructions. Add butter and stir until melted. Cool slightly.
2. Stir sugar, flour, eggs, buttermilk and vanilla. Stir in grits and pour into unbaked pie crust. Bake on 325 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes. Can be served warm or cold. Garnish with whipped cream.
Recipe adapted from Paula Deen’s Southern Cooking Bible.
As you may know, I got a Paula Deen cook book for Christmas. I found this recipe for grits pie and was immediately intrigued. Thanks to a new found love of grits from the Grillades and Grits recipe I knew I had to try this odd-sounding dessert. I made it and holy cow is it delicious. It is the perfect amount of sweetness with a wonderful texture from the grits. Plus it was incredibly easy. Paula Deen has a crust recipe, but I’m lazy and don’t like the mess so I used a pre-made crust. I also had to use two pie crusts because it was WAY too much filling for one pie. I would definitely recommend experimenting with this one and finding out just how awesome grits can be in any form.