We’re just three days from March 14 and you know what that means. Pi Day is almost here! Every year, I have such fun deciding what sort of pie to make to celebrate. Some time over the last year, I came across one of those 15 seconds of social media fame articles about what dessert each state is known for. I had no idea what might be the dessert of Indiana and my mind blanked as I scrolled downward. When I saw it listed as sugar cream pie, I was even more perplexed. I had literally never heard of it before.
As a lifelong Hoosier, clearly I needed to address this pressing issue. Pi Day seemed the perfect opportunity to give it a whirl. Now that I have tried it, I think sugar cream pie is a perfectly midwestern sort of food. It’s very low maintenance, rich and delicious. The filling is extremely simple with just a handful of ingredients and takes only a few minutes to make.
Caroline helped me make it and was fairly disappointed that it didn’t require more measuring and mixing, but we were all happy to taste the finished dessert. The filling is smooth and creamy and the whole thing reminds me of a low key creme brûlée. Plus, what a great name – sugar cream pie. Sounds like a sassy pet name for someone, right? Whatever way you decide to celebrate Pi Day, I hope it is all around wonderful. (Get it?! All around? I kill me.)
Looking for more Pi Day inspiration? Be sure to check the pie category – so many great options to choose from!