Famous PEI Potato Pie Recipe

It’s that time of year when you get to pull out your most-loved recipes and dig into some comfort food! This Potato Pie is the perfect dish to add to your rotation and will quickly become a family favourite. This potato pie is layered with PEI potatoes, COWS cheddar cheese and bacon, and can be the ultimate meal for a wintery weeknight or the shining star of a holiday get together. PEI Preserve Company is spreading the love by sharing the recipe of their famous dish. Bon appétit!



3-4lb peeled PEI potatoes, thinly sliced

1cup grated COWS cheddar cheese (or more)

1tsp ground thyme

1tsp chopped chives (fresh or dry)

1lb bacon

salt and pepper to taste


1 cup mayonnaise

½ cup sour cream

¼ cup maple syrup

1 tsp bacon bits


Using a pie plate or casserole, line with bacon leaving half slice of bacon over the edge of dish. Layer potatoes and a generous amount of grated cheese, chopped chives and salt and pepper. Add ground thyme to first potato layer only. Repeat potato and cheese layers until you have four layers. Pull bacon up over top of pie. Pie should be 4-5 in. (10-12 cm) thick at middle.

Fasten centre with skewer. Cover with foil and bake at 400°F for 2 hours, remove foil and continue to bake for another 30 minutes, until fork tender and bacon is cooked.

Sauce: In a medium bowl, combine all sauce ingredients. Serve over cooked potato pie.