Mr. John's

New Orleans Mirliton Pie

Yield 6 to 8
9 ratings


  • 3 medium size Mirlitons (cooked, seeded, peeled and mashed)
  • 1 stick of butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup of sugar
  • 1 cup Bisquick
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup pecan pieces


  1. With shortening grease a 9 inch glass pie pan. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. with cheesecloth or fine strainer, strain about 7 ounces of liquid from mirliton pulp. Beat together softened butter and sugar until light and creamy. By hand, mix in bisquick, mirliton pulp and eggs. Then add cinnamon, vanilla and pecan pieces.
  3. Pour mixture into prepared pie pan and bake for 50-55 minutes, until pie is a dark golden brown on top and bottom. Pie is ready when toothpick or knife is inserted into the center and comes out clean. Serve hot or cold topped with whipped cream.

Optional: add shredded coconut

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