If you’ve got a sweet tooth, then pie may be your go-to treat that always cures the craving. Cream pies, such as coconut and banana tend to be the most well-known when it comes to the legendary sweet treat. But, there is another sweet cream pie that is just as good, if not better. And it may solve those sugar cravings at a faster rate. The sugar cream pie is true to its name and contains that classic flaky crust, sugary sweetness and a blended cream that will melt in your mouth bite after bite. The top of the pie has a crispy layer that adds to the bustling flavor. And it’s an appropriate dessert for all year long, whether you are attending a Thanksgiving dinner or a 4th of July BBQ.
Another great thing about this recipe is that the majority of the ingredients may already be sitting in your kitchen, just waiting to be used. You’ll need the following to execute this sweet treat that will be loved by the whole family:
1 cup sugar
1 pie shell (either store-bought or homemade)
1 cup half-and-half
2 cups heavy cream
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 egg yolks
2 tablespoons unsalted melted butter
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg (optional)
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Now, it’s time to put the ingredients together and make some magic that will melt in your mouth…
- While your oven is preheating to 350 degrees, you’ll place the pie dough or pre-made pie crust in a standard round pie dish.
- Whisk together flour, sugar, salt and nutmeg in a large bowl. Remember, nutmeg is optional and simply adds some extra flavor.
- Once those ingredients are well-blended, you’ll add the heavy cream and mix together
- Take out a medium sized bowl and use your whisk to blend the egg yolks, half-and-half, and vanilla extract. Once this separate mixture is blended together thoroughly you will combine this with the heavy cream mixture. Stir the two separate combinations together, blending them all into one massive mixture.
- Now it’s time to pour your final mixture into the pie crust. If you’re using a homemade pie crust, crimp the edges after you pour the mixture in. Use a brush to layer the melted butter on the pie crust.
- Your final touch will be to sprinkle some cinnamon on the top of the pie, before you put it in the oven.
- Set your timer for 60 or 70 minutes. When it’s time to check your pie, you’ll want to make sure that the center of the pie is set but slightly jiggly when shaken. The filling will start to boil slightly right after it hits an hour of baking time. Allow ten minutes for it to bubble, before removing it from the oven. This added time will give it that crispy layer, adding to the texture.
- The final step is the hardest because it calls for a bit of patience. After you remove the pie from the oven, you’ll need to let it cool completely before you can enjoy it. Trust us…it’s worth the wait.
Enjoy your newly made sugar cream pie!