Easy Trinidad Corn Pie

May 24, 2016
A delicious corn casserole popularly found on dinner tables in the Caribbean for Sunday lunch.

Trinidad Corn Pie

This corn filled pie can easily be the star of your lunch or dinner table.

It is an amazing corn casserole filled with, obviously, corn, and vegetables. It's baked until on the outside and soft and sweet with a little savory on the inside.

This Trinidad corn pie is easy to make and is consumed in a flash.

Sunday lunches are a biiig thing in Trinidad and Tobago. In fact, all the Caribbean islands put a lot of emphasis on Sunday lunch. It' is a production

Sunday lunch is isn't just food eaten on Sunday. It's also the type of food on the plate that is also called "Sunday Lunch".

We somehow think that all food possible needs to be on the table and also then in our plates. This is a Sunday Lunch I had mid week.

But in order to make this Sunday Lunch we need to get up very early to prepare a feast.

And I mean feast!!

I'm talking about a table filled with stew or curry chicken or both, rice, macaroni pie, some cucumber salad, callaloo, stewed peas, some kind of fried fish or the other.

This process of cooking usually starts early Sunday morning after church.

The Saturday before whatever meat is being cooked is cleaned and seasoned and left, waiting to be cooked.
Trinidad Corn Pie Ingredients

These lunches are not just about food but is really about family and building community.

It's not uncommon for people to just pop in for food, or for families to combine to have lunches on a Sunday. And it's not just about actually sitting and eating, but coming together to prepare the food.

Who is cooking the curry crab this Sunday? Who is in charge of making the rice?

Whoever does this corn pie has a pretty easy job. It's easily just pre-cooking your thinly sliced vegetables, and combining it with the corn mix.

Then we sit and leave that to bake.

While it's baking now is a great time to catch up with news and adventures with your family. Well, that is if they have not already assigned you a new task.

With food there's always drinks. You may then have to go make some mauby or prep the table to lay out all that food.

I love that food is always a good common denominator for families. It easily becomes the one thing that can convince everyone to come out and create memories.

Trinidad Corn Pie

But don't be fooled by all that chatter, people are eating. And this pie does not last very long at our family gatherings.

There's usually a lot of "I'm waiting for the pie", or "can I get more pie" or "don't eat all the pie"

Because it is that good.

Trinidad Corn Pie

I love the hint of sweetness from the creamy corn, and the coarseness of the cornmeal mix, then the little savory from the vegetables.

An explosion of flavors. And if you are like me, I love my pie edges a little crispy, so that there is a contrast of texture in the pie when I bite in.

Can you tell I'm having memories of eating this pie right now?

I really hope you decide to add this to your lineup for your next family gathering.

And if you are looking for more great things to add to menu make sure and check out my Ultimate Feast menu.

Trinidad Corn Pie
Side Dish
Yield: 6-8
Author: Renz @ HomeMadeZagat
Trinidad Corn Pie

Trinidad Corn Pie

A delicious casserole combining sweet corn and savory bell peppers. Perfect side for those family gatherings.
Prep time: 30 MCook time: 1 hourTotal time: 1 H & 30 M



  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Heat a heavy saucepan over medium-high heat and add butter to melt
  3. When halfway melted, add bell peppers and onions. Cook until onions are opaque
  4. Add black pepper and set aside
  5. In a separate bowl beat eggs.
  6. Add jiffy mix and corns and combine
  7. Add vegetables and combine
  8. Add to lightly greased baking dish
  9. Bake for 1 and a half hours until knife, inserted into center of pie, comes out clean
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Trinidad Corn Pie

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Renz HomeMadeZagat
Renz HomeMadeZagat

Hi guys, I’m Renz. I am the chief cook and bottle washer here at HomeMadeZagat. I am here sharing Caribbean recipes that I grew up eating and new ones I’ve fallen in love with over the years. I just want to showcase the amazing diversity of Caribbean food and that everyone can recreate these dishes.