24 Days of Taste: Masstown Market Seafood Pie

Masstown Seafood Pie

Countdown to Christmas

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Count down to Christmas with us as we suggest 24 amazing local gifts to fill stockings, make at home, put under the tree, give as host gifts or share with family and friends for your holiday entertaining.

DECEMBER 2: Masstown Market Seafood Pie

Need a crowd-pleasing recipe for a holiday dinner? This oh-so-Nova-Scotian fusion of pie and seafood chowder is a simple, yet tasty dish to prepare for your guests. With so many variations of this classic, it’s difficult to choose which recipe to follow. Fortunately, Masstown Market agreed to share their award-winning Seafood Pie recipe with us to share with you, so you know it’s the real deal!


12 oz (350 g)  regular chowder mix (haddock, cod, cold water shrimp and sea scallops)*
1  pie crust pastry
2 medium  white potatoes**
1  green onion**
½  sweet red pepper**
3½ oz (100 g)  frozen or fresh sweet corn
3½ oz (100 g)  cream cheese
1.7 oz (50 g)  grated cheddar cheese***
1 tbsp (15 ml)  cornstarch
2-3 tbsp (30-45 ml)  cream
1 tbsp (15 ml)  fresh lemon juice
1 tbsp (15 ml)
 dried parsley*
1 tsp (5 ml)  dried summer savoury*
½ tsp (2 ml)  garlic powder
½ tsp (2 ml)  Worcestershire sauce


  1. Cut potatoes into half-inch (2 cm) cubes. Cook in boiling salted water so the centre of the potatoes are still firm. Drain potatoes and chill in fridge.
  2. Soften cream cheese slightly, cut in cubes and microwave for 2 minutes. Stir together cream cheese, lemon juice, and all seasonings.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine chopped green onion, chopped red pepper, and corn. Add cornstarch to cream and pour over veggies. Add cream cheese mixture and cold potatoes. Stir in chowder mix and finish with grated cheddar cheese.
  4. Pour into pastry lined 9-inch pie dish and top with pastry. Bake at 400°F (180°C) for 20 to 30 minutes.

*Serves 6 (makes one 9-inch pie)

Source Guide:

*Chowder mix, dried parsley & dried summer savoury: Farmer John’s Herbs

**Potatoes, onions, peppers, and other produce: Noggins Corner Farm Market or Stirling Fruit Farms

***Cheddar cheese: Fox Hill Cheese House or Knoydart Farm

Recipe provided by: Masstown Market

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