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Thursday, September 5, 2019

Sugar Cream Pie

Several people asked for the sugar cream pie recipe Gramma made in book 2 - Tucker McBride - His Many Lives (out in early 2020). I made it Tuesday morning as a deep dish pie. For deep dish you must make your own crust as a pre-made crust is not large enough for the larger, deeper pie plate. You can make two 8 inch pies with this recipe. Enjoy

Sugar Cream Pie 

An Indiana favorite from Gerschuh's Restaurant in Greenville, Ohio (now closed)

Ingredients     Prep time = 10 min.    Cook Time = 1 hr. 15 min. Watch to make sure the pie is bubbling through all over the last ten minutes of baking. Makes 2 thin pies or one deep dish pie.

1 cup Granulated Sugar
5 Tbs All purpose flour                                                                                    
Dash of salt
2 cups heavy whipping cream
1 cup half and half (may use half cream/half whole milk)
2 egg yolks
1 tsp vanilla
2 Tbs butter – cut into pea sized pieces
½ tsp ground cinnamon
1 9 inch deep dish pie crust - or 2 8 inch regular pie plate

1.     Preheat oven to 350 and place rack in center of oven
2.     Line a deep dish pie plate with your favorite crust – set aside
3.     In large bowl, mix the sugar, flour and salt until evenly blended. Use a whisk to make sure lumps are broken down. Add the 2 cups of whipping cream and mix well but do not whip or beat.
4.     In a separate bowl, mix the half and half, egg yolks and vanilla together well. (Use a whip – do not whip or beat.)
5.     Then, pour the mixture into the sugar mixture and blend together well – don’t beat.
6.     Pour the mixture into the pie shell and dot with the butter pieces around evenly on top of the pie.
7.     Sprinkle the top of the pie with the cinnamon
8.     Bake at 350° for 1 hour 15 minutes, until it bubbles through for the last 10 minutes (In a regular oven – about an hour and 15 minutes, but check the pie by wiggling the edge of the pie plate – if the pie is still loose in the center, it isn’t quite done – as soon as it no longer loosely jiggles, it is done – it will still be jiggly like Santa’s tummy in the center. If you are making two smaller pies, adjust bake time.)

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