Have you ever had this pie? This was my first time even hearing about sugar cream pie, apparently it's an Amish recipe that's very popular in southern states. I've never tried it before, but I'm always up for a challenge.
I stumbled upon this unique pie while watching a PBS show called, A Few Good Pie Places. I'm obsessed with anything baking related on PBS lately. It's like they created their programming specifically for 24 year old women who have fulfilling careers but also enjoy baking as a hobby. Weird.
I also took on the daunting task of making 4 pies for Thanksgiving this year, and I needed to test some recipes out so the ones I bring turn out perfect. The good news is, this pie is awesome. And exceptionally easy to make. I used one bowl to make the filling and it barely even needs to be stirred. You could really phone it in and make it with a pre-made pie crust and the pie would take you like 10 minutes to prepare.
The filling is very interesting. Creamy like a custard, but with a crunch top. It's good. Like unexpectedly good.
Well. Not really that unexpected when you realize the filling is made with whipping cream and sugar. And the pie was still warm when I tasted it. So basically I had the perfect day today.
But it's delicious. I made a full size version, and a batch of miniature ones as well. This is because the first pie I made, I blind baked with rice and somehow messed up the crust. I'll definitely be investing in some pie weights before the thanksgiving baking day.
I put my own spin on the pie and added some maple flavoring. Something I've been kind of obsessed with doing lately. I also used a delicious pie crust recipe from The Pioneer Woman. It's very good., flaky the way pie crust is meant to be.