Acorn Grill’s Sugar Cream Pie Recipe

Sep 10, 2018 | Desserts, Recipes



Indiana’s famous state pie

When you grow up in a southern, small town, you learn to appreciate the little things. Whether these things consist of story time with the other peers at Sunday school, or taking after school trips with your friends to get pizza or ice cream, these memories can last a lifetime. This concept/idea is exactly what Acorn Grill wants to be a part of in Sullivan County. So what better way is there to do it than create memories through your taste buds and stomachs? In fact, what better way to do it than through the wonderful dessert of pie?

Sugar Cream Pie has been around for decades. It is said to have first been created around the time of 1850, and became Indiana’s state pie in the year of 2009. Of course, through the years, ingredients, baking time, temperatures, and styles have manipulated the way it is made in today’s society. Many might argue that their Grandma makes the best pie, but Acorn Grill’s Sugar Cream Pie is guaranteed not to leave you disappointed. Even though Sugar Cream Pie has evolved over the years, Acorn Grill combines quality with the same quantity of ingredients, so that you are satisfied the same way every time you come see us.

Prep time 15 min


Bake time 1 hour

 9″ Pie Crust Recipe

pressing homemade pie crust

pie crust




  • 1 1/3 Tbsp Shortening
  • Cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 2-3 Tbsp cold water 


Cut shortening, flour and salt until mixture looks like little peas.

Add 1 Tbsp of water at a time, tossing mixture with fork until moist.

Press into a flattened round ball and place on a lightly floured board.

With a slightly floured rolling pin, roll pastry out.

Carefully place pastry into a 9″ pie pan.

Trim and shape edges.

Pie Filling

Sugar cream pie




  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 (9″) pie crust
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon


Preheat oven to 350°

Mix cream, flour, sugars, milk and vanilla.

Pour mixture into pie crust. Sprinkle cinnamon on top.

Bake until set and center is firm to touch, about 1 hour.

Then cool on wire rack.