Why Is Sugar Cream Pie So Popular In Indiana?

Nov 21, 2017
Steve Burns / WFIU/WTIU News


If you’ve lived in Indiana long, you’ve likely had a slice of sugar cream pie. It’s often referred to as the unofficial state pie because of its popularity among Hoosiers. There was a push in 2009 to make it official, but the bill renaming sugar cream pie as “Hoosier pie” never made its way to the governor’s desk. So what makes this sweet treat so popular?


While a Winchester, Ind. business helped introduce the dessert to the masses, its popularity dates back more than a century. 

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