Durbin Hotel Sugar Cream Pie

Durbin Hotel Sugar Cream Pie


"This sugar cream pie is outstanding and was made for years by the Durbin Hotel in Rushville, Indiana."


1 h 35 m servings 397 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 397 kcal
  • 20%
  • Fat:
  • 27.3 g
  • 42%
  • Carbs:
  • 37.2g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 2.3 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 74 mg
  • 25%
  • Sodium:
  • 188 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. In the top of a double boiler, combine the butter, sugar, 1/2 cup whole milk, and whipping cream. Heat until butter is melted and mixture is simmering, stirring occasionally.
  3. In a small bowl, combine 1/2 cup cold whole milk and cornstarch. Whisk until smooth, then slowly pour into hot cream mixture, whisking constantly. Simmer mixture until thickened, about 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Pour into baked pastry shell and sprinkle with ground nutmeg.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 5 minutes. Allow to cool before serving.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.
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  1. 37 Ratings


The pie was easy to make and the flavor was wonderful, however, the pie did not set up. The recipe calls to "simmer" the ingredients. Thickening agents such as cornstarch do not come to their ...

An authentic Hoosier Sugar Cream Pie does not have a prepared cooked filling. The ingredients are combined and poured into an unbaked pie shell. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Bake the filled pi...

Very tasty, but the double boiler part did not work so well for me. I finally bagged the double boiler and just put the pot on the stove with direct heat while monitoring it very closely, and it...

This pie is wonderful, I had never had sugar cream pie before and was making it for a co-worker. I decided to make two for my husbands grandparents and they loved it. Actually everyone did, they...

Flavor was excellent. Made this for my son Patrick who says it is good but Wicks is a little better. Our only problem was it not setting up. Does anyone know what those of us who have this pr...

Best tasting sugar cream pie I have made. Tastes like the Wick's Pie Co. sugar cream. Made two and neither one set up to firm.

this is excellent and not too heavy. Next time I make it I plan to put fresh fruit around the top, because I think the combination will be great.

Never heard of a sugar cream pie until my 90-something neighbor cheerfully reminisced about her younger days and she happened to mention her misadventure with a sugar cream pie that ended up in ...

Wonderful recipe! I made exactly as the recipe stated and it was perfect. I can't wait for an occasion to make this again. Tastes just like the Wicks pies I used to get in Indiana. Thank-you!