Clam Pie

Ingredients

Pastry for a double-crust pie (see Sam's Pie Crust below)
2 cups ground clams (sea clams preferred)
1/4 cup clam liquor
1 tablespoon butter, melted
1 egg, well beaten
1/2 cup (heaping) Ritz cracker crumbs
1 cup milk
Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

Place bottom crust in a 9-inch pie plate. Combine remaining ingredients and season to taste; pour into the pie crust. Following directions for Sam’s Pie Crust, cover with top crust, seal well, and vent with fork tines. Bake in a 350 degree F. oven for about 1 hour. Variation: For Scalloped Clams, omit pie crusts. Place filling in a 1-½-quart greased baking dish and dot with butter. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 20 to 25 minutes.

Sam's Pie Crust

Yield: 

Makes enough dough for 1 double-crust 9-inch pie.

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