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386 clicks; posted to Food » on 24 Nov 2022 at 6:10 AM (2 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-11-23 9:32:37 PM  
Subby here, sugar cream pie along with pumpkin has always been a staple for Thanksgiving and Christmas in my Indiana upbringing.  However my parents moved to a retirement community in Wisconsin and no one had even heard of it so they take two or three back up whenever they come down.

Anyway, I was watching GMA and their question for the holiday pie was pumpkin or pecan... with some sweet potato.  My family always did one pumpkin and usually two sugar cream.  Mom always got it from the local Kroger/Walmart/Marsh so I know it's a thing here, and it's delicious, but how is it not a thing everywhere?
 
2022-11-23 9:41:04 PM  
Interesting.

I've never heard of it until I clicked the link (living in the Chicago area 50ish years)

/have heard of pumpkin and sweet potato
 
2022-11-23 9:44:00 PM  
I hope when I get to the retirement community I'm still up for handing out two or three cream pies a visit.
 
2022-11-23 9:53:15 PM  
I've seen it on the menu at Hoosier Mama Pies in Chicago, but never tried it because they have so many other awesome pies.
 
2022-11-23 11:06:07 PM  
My Ohio relatives made a pecan pie with a layer of cream cheese on the bottom. Never heard of this.
 
2022-11-24 12:01:24 AM  
Sounds like what we called "custard pie" in my Western PA youth.
 
2022-11-24 12:18:58 AM  

Biscuit Tin: Sounds like what we called "custard pie" in my Western PA youth.


Yeah, this would be a custard pie in Australia. Or custard tart if it was not so deep
 
2022-11-24 6:51:10 AM  
From what I understand, it has not ventured much beyond Indiana.  I live next door and I'm not familiar with it.

/the Amish community has given us shoofly pie, a molasses-based concoction
 
2022-11-24 6:52:18 AM  

WickerNipple: I hope when I get to the retirement community I'm still up for handing out two or three cream pies a visit.


Heh, apparently no one else is going to read this so here's a CSB:

My mom was/is an elementary school teacher (they never really retire), and my dad was/is an elementary school principal turned IT director (never really retired either).  They kinda run the place (according to them), dad does all the A/V and tech stuff for the community.  They both now assist in the church (raised me non-religious) as it's something to do for the community.  Dad makes sure the service is broadcasted to the community, mom holds a Bible and sings along in the choir for someone who can't hold the book or remember the words. The sugar cream pies are just one of the many things they just do, because it should be done and they're busybodies in the most heartfelt (and annoying as a son) way.

/I should probably call them today
 
2022-11-24 7:06:29 AM  

aimtastic: I've seen it on the menu at Hoosier Mama Pies in Chicago, but never tried it because they have so many other awesome pies.


It was them on Good Morning America, not mentioning the pie that kinda irked me.
 
2022-11-24 7:33:59 AM  
Sounds like a shiatty substitute for a Boston Cream Pie.


/dnrtfa
 
2022-11-24 8:04:31 AM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: From what I understand, it has not ventured much beyond Indiana.  I live next door and I'm not familiar with it.

/the Amish community has given us shoofly pie, a molasses-based concoction


I've lived in Indiana for most of my life and I've never heard of it. I did a quick search on some grocery store websites, and apparently they're in stock at stores near me. I must have seen some in the wild and assumed that they were pumpkin pies or something, but they've never made an appearance at any meal I've ever taken part in.
 
2022-11-24 8:10:48 AM  
I had never heard of sugar cream pie until we moved to Indiana.
 
2022-11-24 8:29:49 AM  

ProdigalSigh: aimtastic: I've seen it on the menu at Hoosier Mama Pies in Chicago, but never tried it because they have so many other awesome pies.

It was them on Good Morning America, not mentioning the pie that kinda irked me.


Oh nice. I'm happy for them to get some national attention but sad at how much longer that will make their line.
 
2022-11-24 8:39:01 AM  
I was born and raised in Chicago, so right next door to Indiana, and I've never heard of it until just now. If it's basically a custard pie, why not just call it that? "Sugar cream pie" doesn't sound very appealing.
 
2022-11-24 8:51:14 AM  
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2022-11-24 9:03:56 AM  

ktybear: Biscuit Tin: Sounds like what we called "custard pie" in my Western PA youth.

Yeah, this would be a custard pie in Australia. Or custard tart if it was not so deep


No eggs involved though, so it's not custard. It's what South Africans would call a "milk tart".

I personally find them too sweet, but they are absolutely all over Indiana, and nowhere else I've ever seen.

/Except Hoosier Mama, as mentioned above, because they're Hoosiers.
 
2022-11-24 9:13:29 AM  
Never heard of it before this thread, but now I'm intrigued.
 
2022-11-24 9:15:26 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: ktybear: Biscuit Tin: Sounds like what we called "custard pie" in my Western PA youth.

Yeah, this would be a custard pie in Australia. Or custard tart if it was not so deep

No eggs involved though, so it's not custard. It's what South Africans would call a "milk tart".

I personally find them too sweet, but they are absolutely all over Indiana, and nowhere else I've ever seen.

/Except Hoosier Mama, as mentioned above, because they're Hoosiers.


I looked up a recipe. I would call it pudding with a little cinnamon in a pie crust, but I'm from California. It sounds awesome, but I already made a custard pie.
 
2022-11-24 10:32:47 AM  
It freaking greened?

Anyway, I don't think I know what a "custard pie," might be.  Literally I have no idea what a "custard" is. It's not in my vernacular.  And the word "pudding" conjures only memories of Bill Crosby commercials along with the options of chocolate, vanilla, and pistachio.

Which I know is wrong, you can imagine my confusion as a much younger idiot when I first came across the term "blood pudding."

/fascinated by my ignorance here
 
2022-11-24 10:55:30 AM  
Dabeetus.
 
2022-11-24 11:15:45 AM  
A co-worker from India would occasionally bring in a traditional pudding, which was basically the filling. One or two bites was about all I could eat without my eyebrows standing up.
 
2022-11-24 11:46:52 AM  
I prefer to use paperclips.
 
2022-11-24 11:58:50 AM  
Never heard of this before  The closest thing in Minnesota would be a custard pie. Definitely not the same, just the closest analogy.
 
2022-11-24 1:59:59 PM  

basscomm: Pants full of macaroni!!: From what I understand, it has not ventured much beyond Indiana.  I live next door and I'm not familiar with it.

/the Amish community has given us shoofly pie, a molasses-based concoction

I've lived in Indiana for most of my life and I've never heard of it. I did a quick search on some grocery store websites, and apparently they're in stock at stores near me. I must have seen some in the wild and assumed that they were pumpkin pies or something, but they've never made an appearance at any meal I've ever taken part in.


Same here. Both sides of my family have been in Indiana since the 1800s, and the pies served at Thanksgiving were always pumpkin and pecan. Persimmon pudding was the Indiana desert I knew growing up.
 
2022-11-24 8:28:57 PM  

runs with mutts: Benevolent Misanthrope: ktybear: Biscuit Tin: Sounds like what we called "custard pie" in my Western PA youth.

Yeah, this would be a custard pie in Australia. Or custard tart if it was not so deep

No eggs involved though, so it's not custard. It's what South Africans would call a "milk tart".

I personally find them too sweet, but they are absolutely all over Indiana, and nowhere else I've ever seen.

/Except Hoosier Mama, as mentioned above, because they're Hoosiers.

I looked up a recipe. I would call it pudding with a little cinnamon in a pie crust, but I'm from California. It sounds awesome, but I already made a custard pie.


I looked up a recipe, and while I'm a guy who REALLY loves sweets, this pie seems a little cloying and one-dimensional. I think it might be much improved if there's a fudgy dark bittersweet chocolatey layer on the bottom to balance the sugar a bit.

Maybe I'm just pining for that fudge bottom pie I had at the UW student union when I visited Madison once about 40 years ago.
 
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