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Grandma’s Sugar Cream Pie

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Tasty Kitchen Blog Grandma's Sugar Cream Pie. Guest post by Amber Potter of Sprinkled with Flour, recipe submitted by TK member sturgismama68.

Join us in welcoming Amber of Sprinkled with Flour to the TK Blog. We’re thrilled to have her! She picked a mighty fine Sugar Cream Pie recipe to share with us today, courtesy of Tasty Kitchen member sturgismama68. My goodness, does that look good. Take it away, Amber!

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There are certain things in life that put people in one camp or another. Canon vs. Nikon, Team Edward vs. Team Jacob (yes I admit, I’m an almost-30-year-old Twilight fan), and Cake vs. Pie.

I’m a pie kinda girl. How can you not be?

Give me a light, flaky crust, loaded with a sinful filling that puts me in a sugar-induced state of bliss for the rest of the day, and I’m a happy camper.

Cake is great, but pie is better. In my opinion.

That is why when I came across this recipe for Grandma’s Sugar Cream Pie from Tasty Kitchen member sturgismama68, my eyes glazed over in anticipation of what I knew would be a delicious pie.

I wasn’t disappointed. The filling was so creamy and delicious, I admit I ate a substantial amount of filling straight out of the pan. I told myself that no one would know if the pie was missing a few spoonfuls.

Fine. It was more like 5 or 6 spoonfuls.  But the point is, this pie is good.

Now let’s get started.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog Grandma's Sugar Cream Pie. Guest post by Amber Potter of Sprinkled with Flour, recipe submitted by TK member sturgismama68.

In a medium-sized pan over medium-low heat, melt 4 tablespoons of unsalted butter with 1 cup heavy cream and 1 cup half-and-half.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog Grandma's Sugar Cream Pie. Guest post by Amber Potter of Sprinkled with Flour, recipe submitted by TK member sturgismama68.

In a small bowl mix 3/4 sugar and 1/4 cup cornstarch. When the butter has melted, slowly stir in the sugar/cornstarch mixture with a wire whisk.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog Grandma's Sugar Cream Pie. Guest post by Amber Potter of Sprinkled with Flour, recipe submitted by TK member sturgismama68.

Cook, stirring constantly with your whisk until the mixture is thick and creamy. This takes about 10-15 minutes.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog Grandma's Sugar Cream Pie. Guest post by Amber Potter of Sprinkled with Flour, recipe submitted by TK member sturgismama68.

Remove from the heat and stir in 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Turn your oven broiler on to prepare for the next step.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog Grandma's Sugar Cream Pie. Guest post by Amber Potter of Sprinkled with Flour, recipe submitted by TK member sturgismama68.

Now pour the creamy goodness into a pre-baked pie crust. (I LOVE Sylvia’s Perfect Pie Crust posted by Ree).

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog Grandma's Sugar Cream Pie. Guest post by Amber Potter of Sprinkled with Flour, recipe submitted by TK member sturgismama68.

Drizzle 2 teaspoons of melted butter over the filling. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of cinnamon over the top to garnish (I used about half of that).

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog Grandma's Sugar Cream Pie. Guest post by Amber Potter of Sprinkled with Flour, recipe submitted by TK member sturgismama68.

Place the pie under the broiler until the butter bubbles, about 2 minutes. Watch your pie carefully, you don’t want the butter to burn. Remove from the oven and let cool for a few minutes. Then refrigerate and serve chilled.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog Grandma's Sugar Cream Pie. Guest post by Amber Potter of Sprinkled with Flour, recipe submitted by TK member sturgismama68.

Eat, savor and enjoy.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog Grandma's Sugar Cream Pie. Guest post by Amber Potter of Sprinkled with Flour, recipe submitted by TK member sturgismama68.

Repeat as many times as you think necessary.

A big thanks to sturgismama68 for sharing the recipe for this delicious pie—which also happens to be the Indiana State Pie. I can certainly see why.

 

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Grandma’s Sugar Cream Pie

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Indiana’s State Pie. Creamy and delicious with just a hint of vanilla.

Ingredients

  • ¾ cups Granulated Sugar
  • ¼ cups Cornstarch
  • 5 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter, Divided
  • 1 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1 cup Half-and-half
  • 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 whole Pie Crust
  • ½ teaspoons Cinnamon For Garnish

Preparation Instructions

In a small bowl, mix the sugar and cornstarch; set aside.

On low to medium heat in a medium-sized sauce pan, add 4 tablespoons of butter, the heavy cream and half-and-half. After the butter has melted, with a wire whisk, slowly add the cornstarch/sugar mixture. Cook, stirring constantly with a wire wisk just until the mixture is thick and creamy. This will take approximately 10-15 minutes.

Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract.

Immediately pour the mixture into the pie crust and drizzle with the remaining 1 tablespoon butter, melted (I actually use less; adjust to your taste). Sprinkle with cinnamon.

Place the pie under the broiler until the butter bubbles. Watch your pie carefully; this will not take long: I set my timer at 2 minutes and that seems to work perfectly. This is a delicious cream-filled pie; don’t hesitate to grab a spatula and taste the goodness left in the pan!

Refrigerate and enjoy chilled.

 
 
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Amber is a stay at home mom who lives in the heart of the Missouri Ozarks. It’s a long way from where she grew up, in Wales (yes, way over in the U.K.). The recipes in her blog Sprinkled with Flour include her original creations as well as her family recipes. Go check them out!

 

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ChristineZ on 7.26.2011

oops i meant to share a picture of my sugar cream pie, using your recipe: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cristine/5978837803/in/photostream

ChristineZ on 7.26.2011

zomg! i just made this pie for a friend who is missing sugar cream pie…tremendous! and easy to make (the hardest part is waiting for it to chill overnight, and keeping my hands off of it until dinner tomorrow night with said friend).

Michelle in Texas on 6.29.2011

I made your pie and topped it with lightly sweetened whipped cream, to make use of the remaining whipping cream in lieu of having to throw it away next month when it gets lost in the vast wasteland of my fridge.
It was a hit with my family. The first thing my daughter said was…”this pie makes me think of Christmas…you need to make this at Christmas”.
?…I don’t know what that means, but this Christmas I will make it…just for her.

PS there’s one piece left after 3 days in the fridge and no, the crust is not soggy.

mary e childers on 6.22.2011

My sister use to buy a sugar cream pie at a German meat market in Ohio. But the story she told is as much a memory as the pie. It seems she worked with a rather large woman who would bring in a pie and eat the whole thing. Now when I hear Sugar Cream Pie I think of her.

Debbie on 6.20.2011

Made this for my husband for Father’s day… there used to be a restaurant in our town that made this and it is his all time favorite pie… the restaurant does not make it any longer so finding this recipe was awesome… and we both think it was better than the restaurant pie!! Thank you so much!! Will make this again and again!!

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KelseyB on 6.19.2011

Ugh! I was so excited this pie was so easy that I kept rereading the written recipe. After I was done I was wondering how the crust could possibly be cooked in the 2 minutes in the oven. I suppose you only learn that “crust lesson” once (pie crust needs to be pre-cooked).
The pie itself was lovely and had a great smooth texture and vanilla-cinnamony flavor. I’ll be making it again, though with a slightly longer beginning…
Thanks!

katieh on 6.18.2011

my husband and father-in-law both love chocolate cream pies so i had made a few of those before but had never even heard of sugar cream pie.. i made this pie for fathers day tomorrow and me, my husband, and one of our friends have been standing in the kitchen scooping remnants of the filling out of the pan with our fingers and it is AMAZING.. this is my new favorite dessert! i cant wait to have a piece tomorrow!

Adrianna from A Cozy Kitchen on 6.16.2011

I’m a total pie kinda girl, too. This looks delicious! Love the photos!

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meeshiesmom on 6.16.2011

Huh, interesting recipe. I’m confused as to why you would need to warm it on the stove instead of cooking it in the oven. It doesn’t seem that the custard would set right that way. Plus, won’t the crust get soggy? Thanks for sharing, but I’m sticking to my easy 5 ingredient one. Sugar Cream pie is heaven on a plate!

mary ann on 6.14.2011

My brother always request this pie instead of a birthday cake!

Katrina on 6.14.2011

This looks so lovely! Beautiful recipe.

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Kate @ Diethood on 6.13.2011

Amber, I love this pie!! Delicious!

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EatLiveRun on 6.13.2011

Hi Amber :)

this looks super yummy and quaintly old fashioned. Beautiful photographs!

Linda Day on 6.13.2011

My grandmother made this pie and she was from Stillwell, OK. However she sprinkled nutmeg on top. I loved it so-o-o much. Grandma told me that too much would make me sick, but just enough would make me well. Just enough was, in my opinion, abt a 1/4 of the pie !

Vicki V on 6.13.2011

As a native of the Hoosier state, I LOVE sugar cream pie! My favorite! I was in terrible withdrawal during the 5 1/2 years we lived in Oregon, where no one had EVER heard of this pie! And that’s where I was during both of my pregnancies, when I CRAVED this pie (along with sausage gravy & biscuits, which couldn’t be found out there either)…to no avail! It was the first thing I bought (I have yet to successfully make one of these…but will be trying this recipe next!) when we moved back to Indiana 8 years ago! LOL

Raquel.Erecipe on 6.13.2011

this is heaven, It really looks delicious and tempting I love this blog, I just read about you on “a little nosh” blog and I can say that all of your recipes are awesome.

Lo on 6.13.2011

Cake versus Pie? Do whaaaaa’?

I am not picking sides! I love both!

DessertForTwo on 6.13.2011

This recipe just went to the top of my ‘must make’ list. I’ve never heard of such a thing! Yum!! :)

Shell on 6.13.2011

I grew up in Cincinnati and we called it custard pie. It’s delightfully sinful if you throw in a teaspoon of artificial Rum flavoring (or go crazy and use 4 tsp of the real stuff). The alcohol bakes out, so that’s safe for children.

Another variation is to use raspberry or strawberry preserves, low sugar if you can get it, and swirl it in (like a cheesecake) before popping it in the oven.

I don’t bake much these days, but as a child I was always experimenting.

Lisa D. on 6.13.2011

I think this is the first time I’ve heard of someone from outside Indiana even know what sugar cream pie is! Even though I grew up in IN, I’d rather have a fruit pie. I know, quite traitorous on my part ;-)

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Laurie {Simply Scratch} on 6.13.2011

Oh heavens!!! This looks delicious! Great job Amber! :)

eva on 6.13.2011

Can someone try brulee-ing the top of this? And if it works I can do it. I would try it, but then if it didn’t work I would still eat it, and then try again, and eat that one, and on and on forever. Someone with willpower, please!

Kckarla on 6.13.2011

As a child of two Indiana Hoosiers…I’ve grown up eating sugar cream pie all of my life. My mother taught my sister and I how to make this dessert when we were very young. Now my nieces love taking their turns making the family favorite with Grammy. My dad loves to eat it warm and as if it isn’t rich enough, will put a pad of butter on top! I can’t tell him anything…he’ll be 81 in September!

Fancy Nancy on 6.13.2011

Looking forward to trying this pie. I love making pies. How do you make your crust so beautiful? My crust always looks like a dropped the pan!

marie on 6.13.2011

this recipe reminds me the South African Milk Tart. Very nice

Matt @ StartingtoCook on 6.13.2011

And…bookmarked! This looks incredible! As a non-Indianan, I’ve never heard of it! But I bet you I taste it soon!

kacey@ om&nom on 6.13.2011

i have never heard of sugar cream pie, but if it’s anything like coconut or banana cream pie, i love it already!

Sandra's Easy Cooking on 6.13.2011

Wonderful guest post, I am totally pie person rather than cake..and Amber yours look fantastic!!! Sound so tasty!!!

Sherry in Indiana on 6.13.2011

Ohhhhhhhh my! I have lived in Indiana all my life and I have never seen a pie look this amazing! Easy recipe and I can’t wait to try it! Thank you so much for sharing.

witloof on 6.13.2011

I remember when I was little reading a book about a girl who loved sugar and cream pie, and always wanted to taste it. I thought it sounded divine. I’m excited to try this!

Sarah on 6.13.2011

This looks absolutely delicious. Also, I told my friend about the homemade pesto sauce you showcased last week and they said it was delicious! I keep checking back because you have such great recipes :) Keep up the great work here! And thanks for sharing!

Roxanne on 6.13.2011

This sounds awesome. I’m a weirdo and in the pie/cake debate, I come down on ‘pie fillings’.

I could care less about pie crust. I’m going to try making this filling as a baked pudding. Sounds great to me.

Cyn on 6.13.2011

Sounds delish, but I would not suggest putting a glass pie plate under a broiler, even Pyrex. From experience I can tell you that can go horribly wrong. I will be making this in a metal pie plate as soon as the oven repair guy fixes my oven. :(

Tricia @ Saving room for dessert on 6.13.2011

I think this might have to go on my pie list! I think the simple pies are often the best and this one looks delicious. Lovely photos and always enjoy Sprinkled with Flour!

Urban Wife on 6.13.2011

Oh my! I think this would certainly put me into sugar coma right after consumption. It looks divine.

flowerpowermomma on 6.13.2011

WOOHOO! !!!
We lived in Indiana for 11 years and enjoyed every bite of anyones Sugar Cream pie. Indiana is the only place I’ve ever seen it. After returning to my home state I have tried various recipes attempting to re-create this delight. So far, not much luck. I do plan on trying this one though. Am adding those ingredients to my grocery list today.

Jodie (www.allgoodinmommyhood.com) on 6.13.2011

Oh my, I will definitely be making this! Desserts are what i hold dearest to me heart!! I’ll post on my page to see how it turns out!

Allyn on 6.13.2011

That looks sooo good! Too bad the fiance is allergic to dairy. Don’t think dairy substitutes would work too well in a recipe like this!

Abigail on 6.13.2011

Yay! This is my favorite pie ever! This makes my Indiana heart happy. I have to admit though, we have a shortcut version that is even easier to make and tastes just as good. It involves microwaving the filling and then pouring it into your already baked shell and just baking for a few minutes. It comes out wonderfully every time!

I made it for a pie cook-off that I found out about only an hour or two beforehand (and won)!

jen on 6.13.2011

i grew up in indiana and sugar cream pie is a regular at all family gatherings and available in the grocery store! when my husband joined the army and we moved away, it was complete food culture shock. no one has ever even heard of this pie! i’ve been searching for a good recipe for years, as i lost my grandmother’s :( i can’t wait to try this, i LOVE sugar cream pie!!!

Tabitha (From Single to Married) on 6.13.2011

Now THAT looks amazing!

Heather (Heather's Dish) on 6.13.2011

holy goodness, this pie looks amazing and ridiculous in the best way! it kind of reminds me of a pie that my Mimi used to make for us…right after the garlic cheese grits!