Sugar Cream Pie

Sugar Cream Pie
(Photo by Diana Rattray)
  • 25 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins,
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: 6-8 servings
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This is an old-fashioned sugar cream pie. It's a custard type of pie flavored with butter, vanilla, and nutmeg. There's almost no prep time and it's ready in under an hour.

What You'll Need

  • 1 9-inch pie shell (baked)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 cups half and half
  • 5 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Optional: 1 bottle yellow food coloring (a drop or two for color)
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • Garnish: sprinkle of Freshly grated nutmeg

How to Make It

  1. Mix sugar, cornstarch, half-and-half, and salt in a saucepan.
  2. Cook to boiling point.
  3. Add vanilla, food coloring, if using, and the butter; return to heat.
  4. Cook, stirring constantly until thickened. If there are any lumps, put through a fine sieve.
  5. Pour the mixture into pie shell and sprinkle with nutmeg. Bake at 325 F for 35 to 45 minutes or until firm and lightly browned.

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