Monday, May 8, 2017

Sugar Cream Pie

I found this recipe on Pinterest a few weeks ago. It looked so delicious that I decided to give it a try this weekend.

Do any of you remember TV dinners way back in the day? Every once in awhile my parents would throw in the oven tv dinners for us kids when they went out on a date. The vanilla custard was always my favorite part! I haven't found anything that tastes like it since that time.
Well, now I have! This pie has a very similar taste and texture to that yummy vanilla custard in those TV dinners. It is sweet, but not super sweet. It is rich and delicious! I only put about 2 TBLS cinnamon sugar on top because I wanted to taste more of the vanilla custard and sometimes cinnamon can overpower some flavors. We really liked just the hint of cinnamon on top, but you can adjust for your preference!

Sugar Cream Pie

Author: Hayley Parker, The Domestic Rebel
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Serves: 8

  • 1 DEEP DISH pie crust, at room temperature (I used a frozen one, but you can use refrigerated pie crusts too)
  • 4 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 4 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 2 & 1/4 cups heavy cream
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • 4 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup cinnamon sugar (1/4 or 1/2 cup sugar with 2-3 teaspoons ground cinnamon mixed in. Start with 1/4 cup, but add up to 1/2 cup if you prefer things sweet).
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Place the pie crust onto a baking sheet. Or, if using a refrigerated crust, lightly grease a 9″ pie pan, put the crust in, and set the pan on a baking sheet. Bake for approximately 10-12 minutes or until partially baked. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the cornstarch and sugar until blended. In a medium saucepan, bring the cornstarch-sugar mixture, melted butter and heavy cream together over medium heat, stirring constantly. The mixture is done when it’s thick and creamy. Stir in the vanilla.
  3. Pour the mixture into the prepared pie crust and smooth out the top. Drizzle on the melted butter and evenly sprinkle on the cinnamon sugar. Bake for approx. 25 minutes, then turn on the broiler and broil for about 1 minute, watching carefully. Remove from oven and allow to come to room temperature before refrigerating for at least one hour to set. Store in fridge.