Homemade Sugar Cream Pie

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Every state has their culinary specialties,whether that is lobster in Maine, potatoes in Idaho, or citrus in Florida.  For the state of Indiana, it’s sugar cream pie.  This sweet confection in a crust seems to be something that was born in the hardscrabble, thrifty, sensibility of this Midwestern state.  The recipe probably has its roots in the Great Depression when simple sweets were in demand, but money for rich chocolates and expensive desserts was in short supply.  The Amish have adopted sugar cream pie as one of their favorites.  There are numerous variations on this pie recipe, but they all are similar. There are no eggs in the pie, so it doesn’t have custard qualities. Here is a common version given to me by an Amish family in Ohio.  These pictures are some sugar cream pie my wife’s aunt made over the weekend.  Note the homemade whipped cream in the bowl. Yum!!!  Now you can try the pie yourself with this recipe:

AMISH SUGAR CREAM PIE

3 /4 cup sugar

1 /4 cup cornstarch

1 /2 cup margarine

2 1 /4 cup whole milk

2 teaspoons vanilla

cinnamon to taste (1 – 2 teaspoons, more if you like cinnamon!)

Cook together sugar, milk, and cornstarch.  When thickened, add margarine and vanilla.  Pour into a baked pie shell. Sprinkle with cinnamon.  Chill

 

 

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The Discussion


  1. This looks delicious, love the pictures. It almost looks baked with the topping, but it’s not! I am going to try this easy recipe, thank you.

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  2. Except for the cinnamon, I have the same recipe and it was called Indiana Cream Pie when I got it. From where? I have no idea, but it’s good.

    Lowell

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  3. No fair posting something like this when I’m trying to cut down after the holidays!

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  4. Barbara Thomas says:


    Kevin, just made tonight after you posted – fabulous!!! Had already cut up strawberries and mixed with blueberries for dessert. Served on the side, and husband LOVED!!! Very delicate taste and consistancy and we are always happy to have cinnamon on or in anything. Thanks so much…you are ruining my New Year resolve!!!!

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  5. Kevin, I made the pie last night and my husband and teen son almost ate the whole thing if I wouldn’t have stopped them :). It was a hit here in our Central California home :).

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  6. We are from Kokomo, In originaly,live in Fl now.They had a great resturant in the past named Duke’s and they served their specialty Duke’s cream pie. I make it at least 4 times a year my son’s favorite and always has one for his birthday too. It is so good.!

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  7. Sue Harvey says:


    Kevin….Bless you. I have a friend who served this to my hubby and me a few years ago. He’s from Indiana/ southern Mi area. He’s been very anxious about health issues and I’m going to make this for him as a “we love you and get well token” Perfect…better than my so-so muffins!

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  8. Could you make the recipes so we can print them off or “printable version”?? :) :)

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    • Barbara – Thanks for the reminder. I have gotten “lazy” on this lately. I’ll start putting the recipes again in printable format! – Kevin

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