Sugar Cream Pie Recipe
- Pastry for single-crust pie (9 inches)
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 2 cups 2% milk
- 1/2 cup butter, cubed
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1. Preheat oven to 450°. Roll out pastry to fit a 9-in. pie plate. Transfer pastry to pie plate. Trim pastry to 1/2 in. beyond rim of plate; flute edge. Line unpricked pastry with a double thickness of heavy-duty foil. Fill with pie weights, dried beans or uncooked rice.
- 2. Bake 8 minutes. Remove foil and weights; bake 5-7 minutes longer or until light brown. Cool on a wire rack. Reduce oven setting to 375°.
- 3. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch; stir in milk until smooth. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook and stir 2 minutes or until thickened and bubbly. Remove from heat; stir in butter and vanilla. Transfer to crust; sprinkle with cinnamon. Bake 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack; refrigerate until chilled. Yield: 8 servings.
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Reviews for Sugar Cream Pie
"I tried a tart and made a couple of adjustments according to my tastes. First of all, I reduced the amount of sugar to 3/4 of the proportion because the recipe sounded like the flavor would be very sweet. I also substituted the half-and-half for the 2% milk for a thicker consistency of filling. I used McCormick Extra Rich Vanilla Extract for a rich flavor. i also made my own crust. Overall, the flavor was excellent!"
"Very good pie and my husband agrees to save the recipe. I did follow the one review and decided to use half brown sugar in place of the all the white sugar."
"I grew up in Indianapolis and have never heard of this pie - however, am not a fan as it was "soupy" - maybe heavy cream would have helped."
"Wait a minute. I am reading rave reviews for this recipe called sugar cream pie. I've been making my Grandmother's recipe for a pie with that name for many years. However, my sugar cream pie contains cream as in heavy cream thus the name sugar cream pie. It's an Ohio/Indiana country recipe from years ago when cream was plentiful on the farm. The sweetened cream is what gives it the characteristic flavor. I'm sorry but using 2% milk and adding butter is turning what I know to be a very good pie into something it was never meant to be. You can call it a sweet cooked filling but please don't confuse it with a real sugar cream pie. The two recipes are not in the same category."
"I thought that I messed up the recipe because it was still very thin when I pulled it out of the over; however, the longer I let it cool, the more it set up. This pie was very tasty and very easy to make! I copied the recipe exactly (except I double it for 2 pies), but I think next time I will try the brown sugar like the other reviews suggest. I thought it was rich enough with the 2% milk, but whole milk or cream might have helped thicken it more.Either way, it was a great recipe!"
"My husband and I watched a program on PBS about pie places across the country. They featured a pie from Indiana which I had never heard of...Sugar Cream pie. I went to Taste of Home, and this one sounded and looked just like the one on the program. I can tell you after one bite, this will be a family favorite!! I love the sweet taste of cream without that egg custard taste."
"I thought this was very easy to make and used ingredients I always have on handIt was very good"
"as I knew would probably happen, I didn't make it according to the exact recipe. too many suggestions on here got my juices flowing and I couldn't help myself.I did use light brown sugar, 1 1/2c whole milk, 1/4c sour cream and 1/4c buttermilk 1/4c peanut butter&1/4c butter, still couldn't leave alone so added 1/4c mini semi sweet chocolate chips that melted in while baking.this flavor (as I licked the spoon) is phenomenal. I will make it again and will do it next time exactly as original recipe states as I'm sure it will be delightful as well. YEAH! thanks so much for the really great and easy recipe."
"My husband really loved this. I thought it was just ok (which I expected, since I'm not a huge fan of lots of sugar). We agreed that this could be renamed "Frosting pie". It tastes like a slightly lighter version of frosting. I used about 1 cup of heavy whipping cream, 1/2 C of whole milk, and 1/2 C of fat free milk (just what I had on hand). I also started off with a frozen raw pie crust. It said it was a 9" deep dish but it didn't hold all of the mixture, there was a little left over Not a big deal. I baked it about 17 minutes which was odd because my oven generally runs hot. When I pulled it out, it was still very jiggly, gelatinous. After it cooled and I put it in the fridge, several hours later it was firmed up. I will try the brown sugar trick the next time I make it."
"I make this pie often it is a favorite of my family. I have even substituted peanut butter for the butter and my family likes it even better."
"i used 2% and about a quarter cup heavy cream. it was really good. next time will try it with brown sugar."
"Used brown sugar, gave it a caramel flavor. Vey good"
"Very simple recipe. It didn't perform exactly how I expected it to, so I was a bit nervous that it wasn't going to turn out correctly, but in the end it did result in a very appealing pie."
"This is the only version of Sugar Cream pie that I have come across and I've seen a lot of them, that calls for the use of 2% milk, yuck. Where is the richness and down home comfort factor in that? All other recipes I've seen call for the use of half and half and cream. Yes it's rich but it's dessert and by using half and half and heavy cream you don't need to use all that corn starch. It's about flavor and comfort factor first."
"This pie was very simple to prepare and it was tasty. The ingredients were all things I already had on hand, which was convenient."
"This is a recipe here in Indiana passed down several generations. We use while milk for better flavor. But, have a family version using water and less sugar called poor man's pie during war rationing."
"THIS pie IS JUST GREAT!!! AND SIMPLE TO MAKE. LOVE LOVE IT !!!!"
"This is good, but it's better with brown sugar and whipping cr?me (instead of milk). Yumyum!!"
"I made this tonight, My husband and I thought it was fantastic!"
"Wondering what this would taste like with toasted coconut and pecans on top"
"I bet this would taste great with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of nutmeg!!! Can't wait to try it!!"
"This is like the Milk Tart, here in South Africa"
"Made this for Pi day! This was great and sooo easy! I used 1 cup of sour cream and 1 cup of milk instead of 2 cups milk. And It is delicious served cold!"
"This was one of three pies I made this morning for Pi Day. It's really tasty, very smooth and creamy. Very easy to make, too! Will definitely be making it again in the future. Note to BossieBroad: I would hesitate using a graham cracker crust; I think the filling would make it soggy. If you try it, let us know the results :)"
"Sounds yummy! Has anyone used a graham cracker crust?"
"My mom made a similar buttermilk pie. Had a bit more tang but delicious"
"Haven't made this yet, but will - TODAY - because it brings back strong memories of my mother making cream pie, although I think she called it Sour Cream pie, so I will use sour cream instead of the milk. It was delicious - one of my favorite culinary memories of my Pennsylvania Dutch mother in her small, fragrant kitchen more than seventy years ago."