Meticulously hand crafted on the Chesapeake Bay, Chesapeake Crab Pie™ originates from a 200 year old family recipe and is the perfect combination of quality crab meat, unique blend of cheeses and over 20 herbs and seasonings all baked in a flaky, pastry crust.


Spotsylvania company featured by Oprah Winfrey

July 19, 2017

Oprah Winfrey wants to know what Fredericksburg locals have been asking for years: "What do we have to do to be adopted by this family?" The Van Cleve family of Spotsylvania County, that is.   The Van Cleve Seafood Co. has made the "O" List of Oprah's Favorite Things in the magazine's August issue, hitting stands this week.  The feature of Van Cleve Seafood reads: " 'Oh Miss Mercy,' Gayle exclaimed after sampling this decadent homemade pie—a 200 year-old family recipe—packed with more than a half a pound of blue crab meat held together by a blend of gooey cheese in a flaky crust. The question is what do we have to do to be adopted by this family?" Owners Shelly... Continue Reading →

Gourmet blue crab pie catches Oprah Winfrey’s attention

July 19, 2017

A Virginia, U.S.A.-based, family-owned gourmet seafood company has earned the praise of popular media figure Oprah Winfrey with its Chesapeake Blue Crab Pie.  The Van Cleve Seafood Co.’s famous blue crab creation holds a featured spot on the “O” List of Oprah’s Favorite Things in the August issue of “O, The Oprah Magazine,” currently available out on news stands. Van Cleve owners Shelly Van Cleve and her two daughters, Allie Van Cleve-Cushing and Monica Van Cleve-Talbert, have been perfecting the pie’s recipe for more than 30 years, the company said. The pie, which is inspired by a 200-year-old family recipe, includes blue crabmeat, an assortment of cheeses and coastal seasonings all baked in a flakey, buttery crust. “Our blue pies... Continue Reading →