Published April 4, 2020
Adults Night In: Baking!
Just because you can’t leave the house right now doesn’t mean you can’t bake up and enjoy a delicious treat at the end of the day. In this blog, learn how to make a classic Hoosier dessert: sugar cream pie. And, you might be surprised to learn you may already have all the ingredients you need without making a trip to the store.
Enjoy – and have fun!
FOR THE CRUST:
- 2 cups all-purpose four
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2/3 cup shortening (or butter)
- 5-7 tablespoons cold water
- Put the flour into a bowl.
- Add the salt and mix together.
- Add in the butter or shortening, and cut the butter or shortening into the flour using a pastry cutter or two knives.
- Add the water. Start with 5 tablespoons and add more if necessary until the dough becomes slightly crumbly.
- Put the dough onto a clean surface, and mix with your hands until it starts to come together into a ball.
- Using a rolling pin or bottle, roll the dough out onto a flat surface into a circle.
- Press the dough into a pie pan, and prick the bottom of the pie crust with a fork prior to baking (so it doesn’t rise).
- Bake at 375 until brown.
FOR THE FILLING:
- Pie crust (homemade or store bought and pre-cooked)
- 1 cup sugar
- ¼ cup corn starch
- 2 cups milk (or diary alternative, as used by our staff member!)
- ½ cup butter, cubed
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Ground cinnamon (for sprinkling)
- Heat a large saucepan over medium heat.
- Add the sugar and cornstarch to the saucepan, then gradually stir in the milk until smooth.
- Increase heat to bring to a boil.
- Once boiling, reduce heat, and cook, stirring occasionally, for about two minutes or until thick and bubbly.
- Remove from heat.
- Stir in vanilla and butter.
- Pour the filling into the crust.
- Sprinkle with cinnamon.
- Bake the pie 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.
- Cool on a wire rack, then refrigerate until chilled or overnight.