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

I have been baking this pie for years. I have always sprinkled the top with nutmeg,then place pie under broiler for a couple of minutes.

Jill D. November 23, 2016

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

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