Buttercrust Corn Pie with Fresh Tomato Salsa

Becky Luigart-Stayner; Lydia DeGaris-Pursell
Serve the salsa with a slotted spoon.

Yield:

6 servings (serving size: 1 wedge and 1/2 cup salsa)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 277
Caloriesfromfat 30 %
Fat 9.6 g
Satfat 4.8 g
Monofat 3 g
Polyfat 0.9 g
Protein 11.1 g
Carbohydrate 40.2 g
Fiber 3.9 g
Cholesterol 54 mg
Iron 2.3 mg
Sodium 758 mg
Calcium 140 mg

Ingredients

Salsa:
2 1/2 cups chopped tomato
1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
2 tablespoons chopped seeded jalapeño pepper
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
Pie:
1 1/4 cups crushed fat-free saltine crackers (about 35 crackers)
3 tablespoons grated fresh Parmesan cheese
3 tablespoons butter, melted
1 large egg white, lightly beaten
Cooking spray
1 1/4 cups fat-free milk, divided
2 3/4 cups fresh corn kernels (about 5 ears)
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon onion salt
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
3 tablespoons chopped ripe olives
2 large egg whites, lightly beaten
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1/8 teaspoon paprika

Preparation

Preheat oven to 400°.

To prepare the salsa, combine the first 7 ingredients in a medium bowl.

To prepare the pie, combine crackers, cheese, butter, and 1 egg white in a medium bowl. Toss with a fork until moist; reserve 2 tablespoons. Press the remaining cracker mixture into bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch pie plate coated with cooking spray. Bake at 400° for 5 minutes; cool on a wire rack.

Combine 1 cup milk, corn, sugar, and onion salt in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat; reduce heat, and simmer 3 minutes. Combine 1/4 cup milk and flour in a small bowl; gradually add to corn mixture. Cook until thick (about 1 minute); remove from heat. Stir in 1/2 cup onions and olives. Combine 2 egg whites and the egg in a small bowl; gradually add to corn mixture. Pour into prepared crust, and sprinkle with 2 tablespoons cracker mixture and paprika.

Bake at 400° for 20 minutes or until the center is set.

Note:

June 2001