Bermuda Cassava Pie


Cassava pie is a traditional Bermudan dish served at Christmastime.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
3 hrs
Total Time:
3 hrs 30 mins


  • 12 eggs

  • 1 tablespoon salt

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

  • 1 tablespoon ground nutmeg

  • 1 teaspoon ground dried ginger

  • 3 cups sugar

  • 3 sticks butter

  • 5 pounds frozen cassava (yucca), thawed and drained


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking pan.

  2. Combine eggs, salt, vanilla extract, nutmeg, and ginger in a bowl. Beat to add air and fluff up eggs. Combine sugar and butter in a separate bowl and beat together. Add egg mixture to butter mixture and combine gently.

  3. Place cassava in a large bowl and add egg-butter mixture. Pour into the prepared baking pan.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour. Reduce temperature to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C) and continue baking until pie is set, 2 to 2 1/2 hours more.

Cook's Note:

If desired, meat may be added to this dish. Generally chicken and or pork are used. Approximately 3 to 5 pounds of cooked meat may be added to the center of the pie. Pour 1/2 to 2/3 of the batter into the pan. Spread the meat around the center of the pan, leaving about half the batter around the edges without meat. Pour remaining batter on top.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

770 Calories
28g Fat
123g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 770
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 28g 36%
Saturated Fat 16g 82%
Cholesterol 225mg 75%
Sodium 833mg 36%
Total Carbohydrate 123g 45%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 54g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 39mg 195%
Calcium 63mg 5%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 586mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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