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Pie 3 Indiana's Sugar Cream

Updated: Jan 20, 2022

Recently, I got some new followers, this pie is for you, my INDIANA friends! Last time I was in Indiana I was dropping my oldest daughter off at IU. As an Indiana University Hoosier Mama, it only seemed right that we celebrate this states pie next.

The Sugar Cream Pie is Indiana’s state pie. Officially declared in 2009. The Sugar Cream Pie, A.K.A Hoosier Pie or Depression Pie, has been around since the early 1800’s. It is believed to have originated from the Shaker and Amish communities, and has been The Midwesterner’s beloved classic ever since.

Only 6 ingredients make up this pie’s simple filling. Just as it’s names says, this pie is creamy and sweet. A dash of cinnamon, combined with the rich filling left my kitchen smelling like Christmas. The whole family enjoyed this traditional pie. Sometimes less is more. I imagine eating Sugar Cream Pie on a snowy day, in rural Indiana, with a warm cup of coffee, by the fire- doesn’t that sound peaceful?! In researching this pie, I discovered the “Hoosier Pie Trail.” You can follow this popular trail throughout the state of Indiana, trying all the pie along the way. That sounds like the perfect vacation to me. More details can be found at

*Originally published September 6,2019

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My very first Sugar Cream Pie- thank you Indiana.

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