Recipe By Charlie in Fla
Published Jun 4th
South Jersey Oyster Pie
Prep 25m Cook 50m Additional - Ready In 1h 15m
Servings 1 9-inch pie Calories 496.1

An old favorite from when Absecon Oysters were known world-wide.

Recipe Ingredients

  • ½ pound bacon
  • 1 double crust ready-to-use pie crust
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 3 stalks celery, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small green bell pepper, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup heavy cream
  • 24 oysters, shucked with liquid reserved
  • ½ teaspoon seafood seasoning (such as Old Bay®), or more to taste

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Cook the bacon in a large, deep skillet over medium-high heat until golden brown, about 10 minutes; remove to a paper towel-lined plate to drain, reserving the drippings. Crumble the bacon.
  2. 2 Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a 9-inch pie pan with 1 of the pie crusts.
  3. 3 Heat 1 tablespoon of the reserved bacon drippings in a skillet over medium-low heat; add the onion, celery, garlic, and green pepper to the hot drippings, cover, and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Remove the cooked vegetables to a bowl. Increase heat to medium and stir 3 tablespoons of the reserved drippings and the flour together in the skillet to make a thick paste. Slowly pour the cream and 1 cup of the reserved liquid from the oysters into the paste; cook and stir until a thick gravy forms. Fold the bacon, oysters, and vegetables into the mixture; season with seafood seasoning. Pour the mixture into the prepared pie crust. Cover with the remaining crust.
  4. 4 Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 496.1
  • Carbohydrate 33 g
  • Cholesterol 115.7 mg
  • Fat 30.6 g
  • Fiber 2.3 g
  • Protein 21.5 g
  • Saturated Fat 10.9 g
  • Sodium 659.2 mg
  • Sugar 0.9 g


  1. Topped with crushed oyster crackers and butter our oyster fans loved it!
  2. i wrote this on another recipe but i am adding here also cos it stands true for this one too.... any oyster pie will be better this way.... my mother in law makes this oyster pie recipe with Ritz crackers instead of a pie crust... she lays a bottom of Ritz and Ritz's standing all - Read more ...
  3. a good base start.... I added a lot of seassonings & spices (cayenne tony's C seasoning etc.) being from New Orleans to make it taste more how we cook down here.. It you dont doctor it up found it too bland for my taste from the South..
  4. Yum! Works with clams too!