Ivy House Indiana Sugar Cream Pie

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 9 mins

From Ivy House Bed and Breakfast, Fortville, Indiana. Sugar cream pie is the "unofficial" Hoosier State pie. Contains no eggs, as intended.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (9 inch) flaky pie crusts, baked and cooled (there are a few recipes already posted, #20984)
  • Filling

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 14 cup cornstarch, plus
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 14 cups whole milk
  • 12 cup unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 1 pinch salt (big pinch)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Garnish

  • fresh whipped cream


  1. In a saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch, milk, butter, and salt.
  2. Place pan over medium heat and cook, stirring or whisking continuously for 5-7 minutes or until the mixture starts to boil.
  3. Lower heat slightly and continue to cook, rapidly whisking for about 2 minutes.
  4. Remove pan from heat and stir in vanilla.
  5. Pour the filling into the cooled pie shell, smooth the top.
  6. Place the pie on a wire rack; let cool completely, then refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight.
  7. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream.
Most Helpful

This is a blanc mange...sure could use some fruit..I put bananas in mine..too plain to eat as it is..that is why I gave it just 3 stars.

lotusland November 06, 2011

This was something very different for us. DH and I both liked it and both thought it tasted "old fashioned". I'm not exactly sure why be both thought that. I can't recall ever trying anything like it. Anyway, I think I would like to try and make it again and mix in some sort of add-in. Maybe some kind of fruit. Maybe bananas? I used a graham cracker cust. I love that this pie can be made in no time with ingredients I always have on hand. Thanks for posting the recipe.

Lucky in Bayview November 05, 2011

What a nice sweet ,creamy pie. Very, very sweet and rich. I'm not much of a pie maker but this was a pick for the "THE FAMILY TREE NAME GAME". In honor of my grandmother Ivy. This is very unique and different from pies I've had in past. Thanks for posting it.

True Texas August 06, 2008