Sugar Cream Pie
May 02, 2014
Categories: Desserts, Baby Shower, Brunch, Christmas, Fathers Day, Game/Sports Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Mothers Day, Potluck Thanksgiving, Oven Bake, Flour, Sugar, Pies, more
"Totally decadent! Like a crème brulee, except in pie form! This is easy to put together and is comfort food at it's best! Time does not include overnight refrigeration time, so you'll need to plan ahead. From cupcakeproject dot com."
- SHORTBREAD CRUST
- SUGAR PIE FILLING
- Serving Size: 1 (123.1 g)
- Calories 339.3
- Total Fat - 18.4 g
- Saturated Fat - 11.4 g
- Cholesterol - 51.9 mg
- Sodium - 52.9 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 41 g
- Dietary Fiber - 0.8 g
- Sugars - 25.2 g
- Protein - 3.8 g
- Calcium - 100.1 mg
- Iron - 0.4 mg
- Vitamin C - 0.6 mg
- Thiamin - 0.1 mg
Step by Step Method
By hand, mix all shortbread crust ingredients in a small mixing bowl until they just begin to stick together.
Grease two 5" cast iron skillets (see note at bottom) and pat the shortbread crust into the bottom of each skillet. Set aside.
Sugar Pie Filling
In a medium saucepan, melt butter.
Add cornstarch, sugar, and half and half. Stir to combine.
Stir constantly until the mixture begins to boil and becomes thick and creamy (about 5 minutes). You'll know it's ready as there will be a dramatic shift from a soupy liquid to something porridge-like.
Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla.
Assembly and Baking Instructions
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Distribute filling evenly over shortbread crusts in the two prepared skillets.
Sprinkle nutmeg over the filling.
Bake for 40 minutes or until tops are set. The filling will still be a little jiggly, but it won't move very much if you shake the skillet.
Remove from the oven and cool to room temperature. Then refrigerate overnight.
Serve cold straight from the skillet or cut into slices.
Note on variations: You can use a traditional pie pan, larger skillet, or square baking dish. You can also replace the nutmeg with cinnamon or a mix of the two. You can use a more traditional pie crust.
- Two 5" cast iron skillets