Sugar Cream Pie: The Official Hoosier State Pie

November 2, 2010 By Jessica Walker

Celebrate National Pie Day on January 23 by indulging in the official Hoosier state pie: sugar cream pie.

Sugar Cream Pie from Nick's Restaurant in Huntington, Indiana

The recipe for the pie appears to have originated in eastern Indiana, dating back to the early 1800s when the creamy dessert was likely enjoyed at various Quaker settlements. Today, the pie can be enjoyed at many locally owned restaurants throughout Indiana, including this Sugar Cream Pie recipe from Nick’s Kitchen in Huntington.

SEE ALSO: Sugar Cream Pie Recipe from Nick’s Kitchen

Depending on who you ask, sugar cream pie recipes can vary, but most call for a combination of sugar, heavy or whipping cream, and butter to be baked in a pie crust, with optional egg yolk, flour and nutmeg or vanilla, which varies from source to source.

A few Indiana eateries that offer traditional versions of the sweet treat are Lisa’s Pie Shop in Atlanta (awarded best sugar cream pie in the state), Concannon’s Bakery, Café and Coffee Bar in Muncie, Storie’s Restaurant in Greensburg and Nick’s Kitchen (pictured, courtesy of Marcus Rae Photography).

SEE ALSO: Pumpkin Farmer’s Pumpkin Pie Recipe

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  1. Jessy Yancey says:

    Thanks for sharing, Deanna! We’ll have to check them out!

  2. Bret says:

    This is a staple in our family around the holidays. A must have !!!

  3. Brenda says:

    I live very close to Mrs Wicks pies.The home of sugar cream pie.Thats the home of the hoosier state pie.We can get them anytime fresh out of the oven. They have great pies any kind you want just ask.