Sugar Cream Pie From Nick’s Kitchen

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Sugar Cream Pie from Nick's Kitchen in Huntington, Indiana

Sugar Cream Pie is an Indiana staple, and it’s easy to make, too! This recipe comes from Nick’s Kitchen in Huntington, Indiana (photo courtesy of Marcus Rae Photography).


2 cups heavy cream
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
3 tablespoons sugar, for sprinkling
1/2 cup whole milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 (9-inch) pie crust
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Recipe Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine heavy cream, flour, brown sugar, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, milk, and vanilla.
  3. Fit crust into a 9-inch pie pan and dot bottom with butter. Pour filling into crust. Combine cinnamon and remaining 3 tablespoons sugar and sprinkle on top. Bake pie until set and center is firm to touch, about 1 hour. Cool on a wire rack.


  1. Laryy Adkisson

    August 29, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    After dropping our youngest off for his Junior year at Huntington University, we finally got done early enough to visit Nicks for pie my wife had wanted to try for three years, Nicks closes at 2:00pm, and had never caught it open. We each a a slice, pure joy made me glad to be a Hoosier. the taste was the best pie I had ever eaten. thanks for the recipe we can have it on holidays UMMMMMMM !

  2. Pam

    December 24, 2011 at 6:49 pm


  3. KAREN

    August 21, 2015 at 8:37 pm

    I am excited to try recipe. Moved from Indi over 30 years ago. I could never find recipe. Thank you for posting

  4. Cindy Alto

    August 26, 2015 at 5:05 pm

    Thank you Nick for sharing your delicious pie recipe! I watched the PBS program last night on the Best Pies.. I had never heard of the Indiana Sugar Cream Pie. I’m excited about making it & all because of you & PBS.. Wishing you many happy years of pie making❤️

  5. Jan from Texas

    August 26, 2015 at 5:11 pm

    My husband & I watched the PBS program today & this pie looked wonderful. We can’t wait to try it! It sounds very similar to Buttermilk Pie, so I’m curious about comparing the two. I backed up the program to watch the Nick’s part again so that I could write down his recipe for 2 pies. Thanks for publishing the recipe so that I can just make 1 pie the first time!

  6. Cindi from Texas

    August 28, 2015 at 3:18 am

    Nick, saw you and your mom on PBS. Enjoyed the show. The showed several different Sugar Cream Pies,which I had never heard of before,but yours looked the yummiest, so will be making your recipe in a day or two. Thank-you Nick! Will let you know what we think down here in San Antonio.

  7. Boston Strong Fan

    August 30, 2015 at 3:13 pm

    It was a delight to see Mason make a double batch of this famous Sugar Cream Pie. I’ve never had it before and look forward to a new tradition. The PBS special was a great show. Congratulations on being chosen for the first of the series.

  8. Joyce Correia

    August 31, 2015 at 9:08 pm

    Saw you on PBS. Baked the pie today. Just ate a piece. Zowie! What a wonderful pie!!!

  9. sharon poole

    September 1, 2015 at 3:10 pm

    I loved the PBS pie show. Indiana must be proud of Nick and his Mom. Thanks for being generous with the sugar cream pie recipe. It looks wonderful. It will be baked soon in my Oregon home!

  10. Karen

    September 6, 2015 at 8:30 pm

    Having caught only a bit of the episode with Mason making his pies, I searched the internet for two days to locate it. Cannot wait to try it! Thank you for sharing Mason, it looks delicious!

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