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  1. Cynthia
    November 25, 2009 • 6:42 pm

    Ohhhh, Felix, thanks for sharing this recipe. I am definitely going to try this. I love that this pie is firm, now I know that it is from the cornmeal. I have everything but the can of corn if not I’d make it today…

  2. Felix
    November 25, 2009 • 10:30 pm

    This is fast becoming a favourite of mine. I love its simplicity and also how quickly it can be made. Thank you Cynthia for stopping by. :-)

  3. Chennette
    November 28, 2009 • 5:55 pm

    Back when I worked in a Ministry in Trinidad, there was a particular caterer we used for small events – and around Christmas time, she always had this fantastic corn pie! Was one of my favourites!

  4. Ish
    November 29, 2009 • 4:46 pm

    I never thought, would have liked this but it tasted so good. will be on my sunday menus more often.

    Thank you Felix

  5. Foehre
    March 11, 2010 • 12:06 pm

    We made this a month ago, substituting canned corn for fresh boiled one and adding some extra zucchini, which needed to be used.
    It was delicious!
    I love your blog and am eager to try lots of other recipes from it.


  6. Felix
    March 11, 2010 • 3:51 pm

    Thank you Foehre.Now you’ve given me an idea next time I’ll try that zucchini. :-)

  7. GFashion Critic and Stylist
    April 1, 2010 • 9:11 pm

    Felix I will say I shared the same expression (why would my aunt feed me coocoo) cause I dont eat coocoo, but when I ate that pie It was so Damn GOOD I begged for the recipe and I wasn’t given it, so thanks for sharing it here.

  8. Gayle Rochford
    August 27, 2010 • 1:07 am

    Try this with Jiffy Corn Muffin mix and a tin of cream style corn to the mixture… it is de best… you could also vary it by adding sugar for a sweet flavour (a Dessert dish)

    You can also add tuna or salmon to the mixture to get a tuna/salmon corn casserole…

  9. Rahila
    November 24, 2010 • 8:12 pm

    It’s Thanksgiving and I tried it as a side using canned sweet corn and coconut milk (since my guests are lactose intolerant) – delicious! Thanks so much Felix.

  10. Felix
    November 26, 2010 • 1:58 am

    You’re welcome Rahila and Happy Thanksgiving :-)

  11. afesha
    December 6, 2010 • 12:00 am

    The first corn pie I ever made was using this recipe, after a google search of ‘recipe for corn pie’ lol..N.B. I wowed my mom and at the time i was only 19 with no interest in cooking. This simple and precise recipe not only made the corn pie tasty, but gave it that special trini flavor!! Thanks Felix =)

  12. candicooks
    February 22, 2011 • 2:05 am

    I came across this recipe from a link at Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner and Punch and gave it a try tonight. It turned out great! Very tasty. I dug in straight from the oven so it was little bit mushy but I’m guessing it will firm up after I let it stand for a bit. Will definitely be adding this to my repertoire.

  13. Felix
    February 22, 2011 • 3:20 am

    Thank you for stopping by Candi and trying out the corn pie recipe. I saw Wizzy’s version when I passed the other day. it was a nice twist with the chilli…. So you couldn’t wait for it to cool eh? Hope you didn’t scald your tongue lol! Visit again soon :-)

  14. Wuzdescene
    February 24, 2011 • 12:52 am

    I DO NOT COOK AT ALL … but I too just saw this recipe at Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Punch … and I am definitely going to try it … I love corn!

  15. simba
    March 9, 2011 • 8:15 pm

    this is my family favourite dish thanks.

  16. Flowerdamsel
    November 11, 2011 • 10:39 pm

    WOW, WOW, WOW… no kidding, learn to cook grits and you can hit it home with this. This was incredible. Albeit, cook it slow is key. COCO is called corn? Sorry, I live in a fertilly rich area in Lancaster Co, PA. NO ONE CAN WAIT HERE FOR FRESH CORN SEASON! Ooooh, boil it and eat straight from the cob. Your version of this is incredible. Even our locals “Amish” could not top this. Way yummmmy. BUT I did add that all too much of a favorite to this, just seems to go hand in hand, Some BACON!!!!! Browned crisp and papertoweled to degrease. AHHHHHH, heaven in every bite!!!!

  17. Esther Moolchan
    June 29, 2012 • 9:24 pm

    can I use cream style corn instead of whole kernel corn?

  18. Felix
    June 30, 2012 • 12:43 am

    I guess you can use cream style corn but seeing that this is a very accurate recipe already, you may not get the same taste this dish is famous for.

  19. Susan
    September 26, 2012 • 7:40 pm

    Hi Felix,

    I am going to try this recipe for a wedding on Saturday. By how much should i increase the recipe by to get about 2 large foil pan of corn pie?


    • Felix
      September 28, 2012 • 12:23 am

      What are the dimensions of the pan you’re going to use?

  20. Susan
    September 28, 2012 • 2:12 pm

    Approximately 10 inches x 18 inches

    Thank you

    • Felix
      September 29, 2012 • 11:54 am

      This is an approximation …for the two pans X 5.

  21. DionneAbigail
    October 19, 2012 • 3:42 pm

    Hi Felix, I just discovered this site cuz I was looking for an oxtail recipe. I’ve NEVER commented before but I felt compelled to do it this time. Thank you for making all your recipes sooooooo simple and the ingredients are so easy to find, but I think I enjoy reading your intros at the beginning of each recipe the most. Thanks again

    • Felix
      October 19, 2012 • 9:18 pm

      Thank you Dionne :-)

  22. stacy
    November 22, 2012 • 5:05 pm

    I would love for the administrator to remove third party restrictions from the site. So that I can pin one of my favorite recipes to pinterest. It will be appreciated. Thank you :)

    • Felix
      November 22, 2012 • 8:12 pm

      What problems are you encountering?

  23. Stacy
    December 2, 2012 • 2:29 am

    None now. O_o Thank you.

  24. Feuola
    December 14, 2012 • 7:03 pm

    omg i tried this and my family wants more and more of it.thanks for sharing

  25. Loretta
    December 24, 2012 • 12:03 pm

    I like it whenever people come together and share ideas. Great
    website, continue the good work!

  26. lisa
    April 5, 2013 • 10:45 am

    i love it. Ummmm i always wanted to knw how to make this.thanks a lot. Keep up the good work.

  27. dyan
    May 19, 2013 • 6:12 am

    i was just wondering is there a substitute i can use for the eggs, my husband does not eat eggs and i would love to try this recipe.

    • Felix
      May 19, 2013 • 7:27 am

      To substitute 1 egg, simmer 1 tbsp ground flaxseed in 3 tbsp of water until it is slightly thickened. Then cool to room temperature before you use it.

  28. Shalene
    August 2, 2013 • 5:11 pm

    can this be made with cheese in it?

    • Felix
      August 2, 2013 • 9:56 pm

      I prefer to add the cheese as a topping.

  29. java
    January 19, 2014 • 11:16 pm

    I like this recipe.
    So where’s the cheese?
    R U Felix Padilla?? I found a recipe with cheese here

    • Felix
      January 21, 2014 • 11:36 pm

      I’m happy you liked the recipe Java. Yes I am Felix Padilla in the flesh. The cheese was just a variation my friend Cynthia did, but the original recipe I did does not call for cheese since it increases the calories of the dish. Adding the cheese is optional.

      • Java
        January 25, 2014 • 1:44 am


        (Gonna comment on another one of your recipes).

  30. Gypsy
    February 2, 2014 • 7:31 pm

    One of the best things about Corn Pie is the many variations. I made this today and it is very delicious. Definitely another one of the more tasty versions both in flavor and texture. To me, no Corn Pie would be complete without the added flavor of peppers and the firm yet moist texture from the cornmeal makes this Corn Pie recipe one I’ll make again!

  31. simone
    May 8, 2014 • 10:08 am

    Hi good day felix. Can this be made without Eggs. Don’t like eggs in pie so could you tell me of a replacement or if it could be done without it. Thank you…

    • Felix
      May 8, 2014 • 9:38 pm

      Yes, I believe you can leave the eggs out, you can use ground flaxseed. Simmer about 1 tablespoon in 3 tablespoon of warm water until it is slightly thickened. Cool and use in the recipe.

      • wendy
        June 18, 2014 • 10:37 am

        Absolutely delicious. Very simple recipe to follow with a delicious end result. Love love love

  32. denzel wj
    July 26, 2014 • 10:42 pm

    i found this dish interesting although i substituted the whole kernel corn for 2 whole kernels and 2 cream corns. although im only 12 i can still cook very well an found this recipe one of the easiest i’ve made

  33. Jean-luc J
    August 13, 2014 • 10:23 am

    I still have the Naparima girls Recipe book , this recipe isn’t in it.

    • Felix
      August 13, 2014 • 10:27 am

      I never said it was published in the Recipe book. I got the recipe and kept in the book for safekeeping. And it is still there. :)

  34. Querino de-Freitas
    August 25, 2014 • 8:50 am

    I find all corn dishes are really all the same…i make a corn pudding with frozen corn I put all sort of veggies in,,and when its baked,,,with a lovely golden top,,,it looks the same as your corn-pie when its sliced………qqq

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