Tarte au Sucre (Sugar Pie)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

Serve this very sweet French-Canadian classic with a glass of ice-cold milk; it really does help to counteract the sugar rush. In small slices, this pie is delicious.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 9 in. unbaked pastry shell
  • 34 cup light brown sugar (for best results don't use the dark brown sugar)
  • 3 tablespoons milk or 3 tablespoons cream
  • 1 tablespoon butter, cut in small dice


  1. In a small bowl, mix together the brown sugar and milk (cream will make a richer pie).
  2. Pour this mixture into unbaked pie shell and scatter diced butter on top of it.
  3. Bake in a preheated 400F oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until pie dough is golden.
Most Helpful

5 5

This is the pur laine (all wool) Quebec recipe and wonderfully good it is. Try using maple sugar for the real old-fashioned taste. The trick with this pie is to serve small helpings ...think of it more as a confection than a dessert. Cold whipped cream served with it halps to cut the sweetness though it doen't help the caloric count. Thanks for posting and publicizing our wonderful Canadian cuisine

3 5

There might be a better recipe out there. This was definately a traditional recipe, but I found it to be grainy on the teeth. Not what I remember, and I'm married to a Quebec man whose family has served Sugar Pie at every family gathering. I'm going to hit up one of them for their recipe.

5 5

Thank you for submitting this recipe!!! My grandmother used to make it every time I visited her in Quebec!!! I havent had it in about 26 years!!! This is truly appreciated by Canadiens!!