Sugar Cream Pie: The Official Hoosier State Pie

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

Celebrate National Pie Day on January 23 by indulging in the official Hoosier state pie: sugar cream pie.

The recipe for the pie appears to have originated in eastern Indiana, dating back to the early 1800s when the creamy dessert was likely enjoyed at various Quaker settlements. Today, the pie can be enjoyed at many locally owned restaurants throughout Indiana, including this Sugar Cream Pie recipe from Nick’s Kitchen in Huntington.

Depending on who you ask, sugar cream pie recipes can vary, but most call for a combination of sugar, heavy or whipping cream, and butter to be baked in a pie crust, with optional egg yolk, flour and nutmeg or vanilla, which varies from source to source.

A few Indiana eateries that offer traditional versions of the sweet treat are Concannon’s Bakery, Café and Coffee Bar in Muncie, Storie’s Restaurant in Greensburg and Nick’s Kitchen (pictured, courtesy of Marcus Rae Photography).

13 Comments

  1. Jessy Yancey

    January 21, 2011 at 10:47 am

    Thanks for sharing, Deanna! We’ll have to check them out!

    • Connie

      November 17, 2014 at 12:36 am

      Yes sounds all good

  2. Erin

    January 6, 2015 at 3:05 pm

    The restaurant at the Shipshewana flea market has a really good sugar cream pie.

  3. Mimii

    April 20, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    Ohhhhhhh my Momma made tyne very next!! So delicious! Hers actually just melted in your mouth!

  4. MIRIAM WALTON

    April 20, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    Ohhhhhhh my Momma made tyne very next!! So delicious! Hers actually just melted in your mouth!

  5. Rep. Jerry Torr, IN House District 39

    September 29, 2017 at 4:08 pm

    There is no official Hoosier state pie. Please stop perpetuating this myth!

    • Lou Stevens

      March 10, 2019 at 4:44 pm

      Rep. Torr,
      Maybe you should inform the Indiana Office of Tourism.
      https://visitindiana.com/about-indiana/emblems-symbols

      • Jerry Torr

        August 7, 2020 at 10:35 pm

        I have informed the office of tourism and many others who perpetuate this myth. It is simply not correct.

        http://iga.in.gov/legislative/laws/2020/ic/titles/001/#1-2

        • Wenceslao Moreno

          August 18, 2020 at 12:00 am

          I’m sending five dollars to the person running against you in November because you’re being such a weird jerk about sugar cream pie.

        • Ed

          September 19, 2020 at 3:49 pm

          Don’t you have something better to do?

          • Ed

            September 19, 2020 at 3:52 pm

            I was trying to send this to Rep. Jerry

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  7. Dougger

    November 18, 2020 at 12:53 am

    Rep. Jerry
    Leave our state pie alone!
    WTH is wrong with you?!
    You should be working to make it the official state pie!

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