Dad's Sugar Cream Pie


This is my grandmother's recipe from the early 1900s and was a favorite of my dad's. I think of them both whenever I make it!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
3 hrs
Total Time:
3 hrs 20 mins
6 servings


  • 2 cups milk

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 6 tablespoons butter

  • ¼ cup cornstarch

  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 (9 inch) baked pie crust

  • 1 pinch nutmeg


  1. Combine milk, sugar, and butter together in a 2-quart saucepan over medium-high heat; cook and stir until butter melts, 3 to 5 minutes. Pour about 1 cup milk mixture into a bowl and whisk cornstarch into mixture until smooth. Pour milk-cornstarch mixture back into the saucepan. Cook, stirring constantly, over medium heat until thickened, 5 to 10 minutes.

  2. Pour milk mixture into the pie crust and sprinkle with nutmeg. Refrigerate pie until firm, about 3 hours.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

401 Calories
20g Fat
53g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 401
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 11g 53%
Cholesterol 37mg 12%
Sodium 252mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 53g 19%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 38g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 104mg 8%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 150mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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