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A warm slice of sugar cream pie.

Old Fashioned Sugar Cream Pie

This classic Sugar Cream Pie, also known as a Hoosier Pie has a thick rich creamy custard filling in a flaky pie crust.
Course Dessert, Pie
Cuisine American Dessert
Keyword how to make a Sugar Cream pie, Sugar Cream Pie
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 569kcal



  • Preheat the oven to 425° F.
  • Prepare the pie dough by rolling it out in fitting it into an 8" or 9" pie pan. Since this is a cream pie do not use a deep-dish pie plate for this recipe
    Place the pie plate on a baking sheet, this will make it easier to transfer the pie to the oven, and catch any spills.
  • In a medium-sized bowl whisk the cream, sugar flour, and vanilla until the mixture is smooth.
  • Dot the bottom of the pie shell with room temperature butter then pour the cream mixture into the pie shell. Sprinkle the nutmeg over the top of the pie.
  • Bake for 10 minutes. then reduce the temperature to 350 degrees and bake for about one hour. If the crust is getting too brown cover it with a pie shield. The pie will be a bit bubbly in the middle and set on the sides when done. As the pie sets it will firm up.
  • This pie will keep for several days in the refrigerator.


The pie plate I use for making cream pies is the old-fashioned Pyrex 9" clear glass pie plate that is only about 1 ½" tall.  There is not enough filling with this recipe to fill a deep-dish pie. 


Serving: 1 | Calories: 569kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Fat: 34.6g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 425mg