It seems like y’all hit the dessert jackpot! This Southern Sugar Cream Pie is a bona fide masterpiece that’s so simple to make and even simpler to love! The filing is creamy, luscious, and rich! It’s like how you’ve imagined eating a cloud! With buttery, flaky crust on the bottom and warm cinnamon on the top, Southern Sugar Cream Pie is the best way to make your sweet tooth happy!


  • 4 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted, divided
  • 2 1/4 cups half-and-half cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 (9-inch) pie crust, baked, homemade or store-bought
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon


Step 1 –Preheat the oven broiler to high.

Step 2 –In a saucepan over medium heat, add the cornstarch and the sugar and stir to combine.

Step 3 –Add 4 tablespoons of the butter and the half-and-half to the sugar mixture and cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture boils and becomes thick and creamy.

Step 4 –Transfer the saucepan from the heat.

Step 5 –Stir in the vanilla.

Step 6 –Pour the cream mixture into the pie crust.

Step 7 –Drizzle the top of the cream mixture with the remaining melted butter.

Step 8 –Sprinkle the top of the pie with the cinnamon.

Step 9 –Broil the pie until the butter begins to bubble, about 2-4 minutes, keeping a close watch.

Step 10 –Refrigerate the pie until it sets, about 1 hour.

Step 11 –Serve.