Mae Dawson’s Hoosier Sugar Cream Pie

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Servings: 6-8 slices
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 40 min
Difficulty: Easy

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2 tablespoon butter cut into small pieces
3/4 cup milk
1/2 pint (1-cup) whipping cream
1/2 cup all-purpose flour, unsifted
1 1/3 cup sugar
pinch nutmeg
1   (9-inch) unbaked pie shell





Preheat oven to 450 degrees F

Combine sugar, flour, cream, and milk in a mixing bowl. Pour into pie shell. Dot butter bits all around top of pie. Sprinkle with nutmeg. Bake for approximately 10 minutes, and then reduce the heat to 350 degrees F and cook for approximately 30 more minutes. Cool to room temperature and then refrigerate until chilled. Serve chilled.

Cook’s Note: If using a glass baking dish, lower oven temperature by 25 degrees F. 

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Reader Comments:


I love, love, love this recipe!! I used it for my French project and it was AMAZZING!!

By Gillian on May 08, 2012


It came out like water.. Not happy tasted like sugar cream soup. Never set.

By Reese Stevens on January 19, 2012


I was watching the video on Mae Dawson's Hoosier Sugar Cream Pie. On the whipping cream I noticed that it was already whipped when you added it to the mixture. Was that the 1 cup of liquid whipped. or whip the cream and measure 1 cup? How stiff is the whipping cream supposed to be? I love sugar cream pie and have been trying to find one similar to the Wicks Sugar Cram Pie. Thank you!

By Robin Daniels on January 04, 2012


It does require a little more baking time, but it is so good & easy. Reminds me of the sugar cream pie they used to serve at Bob Evans Restaurants years ago.

By Sue on March 25, 2011


We loved this pie it taste just like wicks. INDIANA state PIE IS SUGAR CREAM The only thing is remember to check your time you may need to add 5 minute to the cook time to be sure it sets but yummy yummy Great recipe

By sharon coston on March 18, 2011


Your recipes and oak leaf pie crust photo remind me of my daddy. Very wonderful very down to earth and secure.

By S.L.Crawford on March 01, 2011


I tried this recipe and found that after 10 min. at 450 and 30 min. at 350 the pie did not set. I cooked for an additional 30 min. and it never did set.What"s up? thanks, Dennis

By Dennis on January 04, 2011


Sugar Cream is the unofficial state pie of Indiana. I have searched for years for a good recipe. Not only is this one good, but it's easy! I will note that I always have to bake it for more that the time noted. I check it after 30 minutes - if it's not set yet, I bake at 5-6 minutes incriments until it's done. DELICIOUS!!!

By Jenny on December 20, 2010


I have baked this pie on several different occassions. It is absolutely wonderful and very quick and easy to make.

By Anonymous on November 02, 2010

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