4.85 from 13 votes
Crawfish Pie
Crawfish Pie
Prep Time
40 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Resting Time
20 mins
Total Time
1 hr 25 mins

A classic New Orleans Crawfish Pie Recipe featuring a savory, Creole crawfish filling, enclosed in buttery, flaky pie crust and baked to perfection.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Cajun, Creole
Keyword: Crawfish Pie
Servings: 6
Calories: 382 kcal
Author: Kelly Anthony
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 stalks of celery, finely diced
  • 1 bell pepper, seeded and finely diced
  • 1 yellow onion, finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/3 cup + 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 3 cups unsalted chicken or seafood broth
  • 2 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 2 teaspoon Cajun or Creole seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 12 ounces cooked crawfish tails
  • 1 large tomato (pulp and seeds removed), diced
  • 2 uncooked pie crusts
  • 1 large egg lightly beaten
  1. Preheat the oven to 400° and have ready a greased, 9" (preferably deep dish) pie tin.
  2. Add butter to a large saucepan or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. As soon as the butter has melted, add the celery, bell pepper, and onion and sauté for 5-7 minutes, until softened. Add the garlic and sauté 1 minute more.

  3. Sprinkle flour over the vegetables and stir until evenly coated. Stir in the tomato paste and begin adding the chicken broth one big splash at a time, whisking after each addition. Do this until the mixture begins to resemble a thick pudding. Once this consistency is reached, the remaining broth can be added in.

  4. Add the Worcestershire, hot sauce, Cajun seasoning, salt, pepper, and the bay leaf and allow the mixture to simmer, stirring often, about 6-8 minutes, until slightly thickened. Stir in the crawfish and tomatoes and simmer 5 minutes more. Set aside until ready to use.

  5. Roll out the pie dough so that it is a 1/4" thick. Lay one dough round on across the bottom of the pie dish, and allow the excess to lay over the sides of the dish.
  6. Pour the filling into the dish. Roll out the second dough round just the same, and place it over the dish. Crimp the edges of the pie crust together.

  7. To make the egg wash, whisk together the egg and 1 tablespoon of water, and using a pastry brush, lightly brush the mixture across the top crust and the edges. Create vent holes in the center of the pie, and transfer to a sturdy, rimmed baking sheet to catch any spillage.

  8. Bake the pie for 20 minutes. Then, reduce the temperature to 350° and bake for 25-28 minutes more, or until the top is golden-brown. Use a pie shield to prevent the edges from over-browning.

  9. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 15-20 minutes before cutting into. Serve and enjoy
Nutrition Facts
Crawfish Pie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 382 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 51mg17%
Sodium 955mg42%
Potassium 407mg12%
Carbohydrates 39g13%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 915IU18%
Vitamin C 30.7mg37%
Calcium 48mg5%
Iron 2.8mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.