Friday, April 30, 2010

Sugar-Cream Pie


Thank you all for serving me up such a big slice of it!

Coincidentally, I made the real thing this week, using a recipe from the current Country Living. I had never heard of this Hoosier treat, and neither had anyone at our Bible study. I couldn't have begun to imagine how luscious it is--it's seriously just made with sugar and cream, a little butter, flour, and cinnamon.

The Composer tried to get back to the pieplate in time to get a second piece. When he saw our friend Chuck taking the last, he told me later, he refrained from kicking him in the shins only because it *was* an actual Bible study meeting.

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow! My mouth is actually watering, that looks so yummy! I will have to get a copy of that magazine. The story about your husband made me laugh. Sugar-cream pie and WWJD?

Paula said...

looks wonderfully creamy and rich. I shall give it a try. Perhaps i should get the new country living first. LOL
Paula

Rose said...

Perhaps the Composer can gather comfort from the fact you know the recipe so a second sugar cream pie may be in his future.

Queenie said...

I'm drooling! One day when I have a *normal* oven (mine is like a mini microwave) I will bake all the pies you posted here!

Queenie from Hong Kong

Rie said...

That's so funny. I saw that recipe too... now I'll have to try it. But maybe we'll keep it all to ourselves. :)

Chas said...

*SNORT*
That is too funny! :)

Not So Glamorous Housewife said...

As a Hoosier I had no idea it WAS a Hoosier treat. I thought everyone ate sugar cream pie!

Polly said...

I saw that recipe and wasn't sure if I should try it or not. It seemed so...sugary!!

The Composer exercised admirable self-restraint.

Anonymous said...

Ha Ha....see even you will miss your daily posts here.

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

As a Hoosier, I grew up with this pie served in most of the restaurants. It was one of my mom's favorites and I always think of her when I make it.

My cousin in Kentucky makes the same pie but with brown sugar. It brings an entire different flavor to the table (but still delicious).

kath said...

I've never even heard of it, but it looks great. Country Living should send you a referral fee for all the business you're sending them!

Kathy said...

It is definitely a Hoosier treat but I would bet that most of us eat the Wick's version fresh from the frozen dessert section at the local supermarket. I will file this recipe away though just in case Wick's ever goes out of business!

Kathryn said...

Good for the Composer, I think my husband would have still kicked...its pie after all!

Emily said...

That looks SO good. Great story to go with it, too! :-)

Linda said...

It sounds scrumptious, and I think the Composer showed great restraint.

Margo said...

I know - it's a fabulous pie and totally simple! I made (and blogged about) a sugar cream pie from my friend's childhood in Indiana. Then I saw the recipe you used in Country Living too. THe pie I'm thinking of making is the Shaker lemon pie.

Anonymous said...

I know this will sound silly, but... does this post mean you are not leaving us?

Please reconsider. I understand if you really can't continue, but you've been such an inspiration to me in the last couple of years, I almost feel like I'm losing a relative.

This is actually only my second time commenting ever, first time being yesterday, so I'll introduce myself real quickly. I am a twenty-year old girl from Slovenia, converting from atheism to Catholic Cristianity.

My conversion process has been quite lonely at times; although I have a wonderful Catholic boyfriend, I know very few Christian women or families I could look up to. That's why I turned to the Internet and discovered your site.

Immediately, it became a great source of inspiration. It is (also) because of you that I dream about having a large family and living a peaceful and beautiful life. It has opened my eyes toward beauty in nature, housework and much more.

So, if you really are leaving for good, I'll try to understand, I will! But know that your blog played an important role in my life this past couple of years and I'll be really sorry to see you go.

Ajda

Larry & Amanda said...

As a Hoosier who's made many a sugar cream pie, here's a little tip for you - try it topped with blueberries. I put the filling in the pie shell,sprinkle with cinnamon and swirl it, then add a sprinkling of berries and butter, bake. We especially like this pie chilled.

camillofan said...

Is this the recipe?

Eva Girl said...

I made the sugar-cream pie today! Oh so good : )

Dawn said...

Camillofan-
It may not be the exact recipe Anna was talking about but it's surely what I'm bringing to my next picnic! I had that window opened as I was perusing the newer comments!

Your Friend in Christ,
Dawn :)

Lisateresa said...

I sympathize with Ajda, and everyone else - this blog has been such a help, a guidepost and an inspiration. Like someone said yesterday - like a book I'm reading and I don't want to put down. I don't bother with books which aren't useful to me!

Like many things in Christianity, this situation is paradoxical. Most blogs are self-serving; but in yours the focus was on the value of domestic contentment and how to achieve it, and in the doing of that you got yourself more attention than the self-serving ones! If I'm making myself clear - I don't know. I'm not trying to make you out to be a saint, or imply that you didn't enjoy the attention. But it didn't seem to be your purpose. It's like Psalm 37: "Delight in the Lord, trust also in Him, and He shall give thee the desires of thy heart."

Good goin', Anna.

Deirdre said...

A note of respect and appreciation ... I have read your blog constantly and fervently for years. I'm afraid that most of your readership would regard me as an ultra-liberal Democrat West Coast freak, so I've never posted a comment. But Anna: we are not very different, you and I. We worship every Sunday with our family at organized religious communities with centuries of history in American culture. We go to thrift stores. We stop by farmers' roadside stands. We listen to our children sing and play music. We pray every night. We support the weak and vulnerable. We gather three generations of family together on a constant basis. I deeply respect your life's work, and all that your children are contributing to this culture and to this nation. Were I to pass you on the street, we might not even not to each other. But we are not so different, you and I! Wherever life takes you, know that you are appreciated, respected, and loved. You have made a deep contribution to the culture of our Nation.

In the days or years to come, if you nod to someone on the street in a strange town, maybe that someone will be me, saying: "Thank you, Anna. We are all of us American women who love our families and our religious traditions. Let's thinks about how we are alike, and not about how we are different. Amen."

Anonymous said...

Your blogs have been a blessing to read. You are a special person with a special heart. A nice refreshing taste of pure love for Christ.

Cammy said...

Ajda, I know how you feel. Don't despair, you won't be alone on your journey. No one could ever, ever match the serenity, simplicity and beauty of Anna's blog. I do, however, have a couple of blogs by women, like you, who were once Athiests and have converted to Catholicism. One is Diary of a Conversion, written by a young mother who only recently became a Christian. http://www.conversiondiary.com/
The other, Like Mother, Like Daughter, is by the mother of 7 children, the youngest of whom are still being homeschooled, while the oldest are starting their own families.
http://ourmothersdaughters.blogspot.com/

Again, they are NOT a replacement for Pleasant View, but might give you some comfort in the transition.

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to try this recipe. My oldest daughter and I were drooling over this recipe as we glanced through CL on a recent plane ride.

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