Brown sugar pie is a basic pie from Quebec, Canada. In French, it is Tarte au Sucre Brun. Delicious!!

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 Pie
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

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  • In a saucepan, combine flour and sugar. Stir in milk, butter, salt and vanilla. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil. Pour into an unbaked pie shell.

  • Bake at 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) for 5 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and continue baking for 25 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

346 calories; protein 3.9g 8% DV; carbohydrates 63.2g 20% DV; fat 9.4g 14% DV; cholesterol 29mg 10% DV; sodium 251.9mg 10% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2003
After reading the other reviews, I paid close attention to what I did as I made this pie. I did not measure with great accuracy - just threw everything in a saucpan before I started to mix it all up. I let it cook for about a minute after it started to boil, and then baked it per the directions. If did not spill over, or burn. It came out of the oven hot and bubbling, and semi-firm. It set as it cooled...and was fantastic!!! Incredibly rich and sweet. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/12/2003
Unbelievably easy to make. I liked this simple pie it was like a pecan pie without the pecans and not as sweet. But still good. Read More
(11)
102 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 72
  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2003
After reading the other reviews, I paid close attention to what I did as I made this pie. I did not measure with great accuracy - just threw everything in a saucpan before I started to mix it all up. I let it cook for about a minute after it started to boil, and then baked it per the directions. If did not spill over, or burn. It came out of the oven hot and bubbling, and semi-firm. It set as it cooled...and was fantastic!!! Incredibly rich and sweet. Read More
(108)
Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2009
Excellent! If you are having problems with the pie setting make sure you don't just "bring to a boil" as the recipe states - make sure it is a good boil (as in more than 1 or 2 bubbles!). Make sure you stir constantly and you will notice the mixture thickens to almost a pudding consistency and gets a little darker as it begins to boil. I baked it for 10 mins @ 400 on bottom rack then moved to top rack at 350 for 20 mins. Other than that followed recipe to a tee. I love the crispy top! = Manifique! Read More
(81)
Rating: 4 stars
12/11/2003
This is definitely delicious; I'm sure I will be making it again. It's fantastic topped with vanilla ice cream--or accompanied by a tall glass of water: it's SO RICH it almost chokes you. It's easy to prepare and impressive to guests but it does take a while to firm once it's out of the oven... after cooling for 20-30 minutes on the stove it was still far too liquid so I put it in the refrigerator and it took another half hour even then. So go ahead and make this but bake ahead of time and let it set a good long while. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/16/2003
Someone please tell me what I did wrong. I followed the recipe exactly but the pie boiled over in the oven (I had it sitting on a cookie sheet). It was still too liquidy after 30 mins. The pie crust on the edges burned where the sugar filling got on it. I would like to try again because the smell and taste are great but it really made a mess. Read More
(46)
Rating: 5 stars
02/27/2009
i am french canadian and i have made 'tarte au sucre brun' all my life using a simple recipe of pie crust, brown sugar, milk or cream...but i tried this recipe and it is to DIE FOR!! i make it every time we have 'salmon pie'...another french item especially eaten during LENT on our 'meatless days'... Read More
(31)
Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2007
Although I could not sample this recipe myself as I am diabetic I gave some to my friend who is francophone and grew up with this kind of pie and I brought it to my church choir christmas party and my friend said it was just like she remembered and the choir members loved it... You really should let it boil a little before removing it from the heat it helps it set better. Also don't fill the pie crust too full that's when it will bubble over. thanks for submitting this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2003
I had to do a report in my French class, and use a food example. I used this pie and everyone loved it. I am 12 years old. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2003
I served this on Christmas'eve. I'm Canadian and I remembered this pie from my childhood. It was very good and easy to make. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2003
This was fantastic! I have lived in Quebec all my life and have never tasted a Tarte au Sucre as tasty as this one! Great recipe super easy and quick clean up! Thanks Suzanne! Merci! Read More
(12)
Rating: 3 stars
12/12/2003
Unbelievably easy to make. I liked this simple pie it was like a pecan pie without the pecans and not as sweet. But still good. Read More
(11)
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