Recipes: Sugar Pie

 Sugar pie.

Flickr Photo Credit: Virtual Ern

This is a recipe from my father’s days as a lumberjack. For a while, he worked away during the week at a remote camp in the Allagash wilderness. The camp’s cook was a former pastry chef. My Dad liked this particular pie so much, the man sent him home with the recipe.

1/2 cup butter, 2/3 cup flour, 2 1/2 cup brown sugar, 2 cups milk, 1 tbsp vanilla. Melt butter in a pan and add flour, cooking for 2 minutes. Add sugar and mix well. Add milk and cook until thick. Add vanilla and pour into a pie shell. Bake until the edges are done, about 30 minutes at 350 degrees.

This pie is so rich that having too large a piece gives me the jitters. Not exactly low calorie, but for a holiday it can be worth the decadence. It tastes a bit like butterscotch. Very yummy.