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Brown Sugar Pie

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This Brown Sugar Pie is a sweet and simple pie that is sure to be your new favorite. Made a with few basic staple ingredients and the perfect treat with each and every bite.

overhead view brown sugar pie with white plates and knife

I have something to share with you.

Not every dish will not look perfect. In fact, some things will look a hot mess and be completely delicious. One of those things is the recipe that I am sharing with you today for brown sugar pie. This pie looks like it has had a rough day and lost. I actually questioned if it was worth sharing or not.

I decided to share it anyway because I want you to know this community is a safe space and my hope is that you will get in the kitchen and experiment. Everything will not be perfect and that is okay. The practice is what makes you better. No one is a five-star worthy cook their first or tenth time in the kitchen. Even though I have mastered how to make the perfect macaron, I still can burn a batch of brown and serve rolls. Go figure.

But back to this pie, it looks this way because it rises and becomes puffy while it is baking and this deflates once it begins to cool. Similar to souffle and the famous Milk Bar Crack Pie®.

It is perfectly normal and I feel it has a rustic appeal to it. At any rate, this pie is delicious and one that you want to add to your recipe box to give a try. Trust me, you will love it!

What ingredients for this simple pie recipe?

ingredients for brown sugar pie on sheet pan next to a napkin

  1. Brown sugar
  2. Butter
  3. Eggs
  4. Milk
  5. All-purpose flour
  6. Almond extract, or any you prefer
  7. Pie crust

How to make this brown sugar pie recipe:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Unwrap the packaging of the pie crust and place in a pie dish if you needed. In a large mixing bowl, using a hand mixer or wire whisk, blend together the butter and brown sugar. Add in the eggs, milk, almond extract, all-purpose flour, and salt. Continue mixing until all of the ingredients are combined. The mixture will be thin and runny.

mixture for brown sugar pie in white mixing bowl with hand mixer

Carefully pour the mixture into the prepared pie crust.

brown sugar pie before baking in uncooked pie crust

Place into the preheated oven and bake from 50 to 55 minutes until the center of the pie has set and the top has lightly browned. The pie will rise and become puffy while baking, but once removed from the oven it will deflate and settle. This will cause the pie to crack which is normal. Allow the pie to cool before cutting to serve.

Tips to make the best brown sugar pie:

  • Make sure the pie crust is 9-inches. This recipe makes 1 pie.
  • The mixture will fill the pie crust almost to the top, place a sheet pan under the pie as it bakes to prevent spilling in the oven.
  • Use any flavoring extract that you prefer. Try vanilla, lemon, or butter extracts.
  • If you prefer not to use melted butter, use room temperature butter and cream together the brown sugar and butter until smooth before adding the other ingredients.
  • If you add warm melted butter to cold ingredients the butter will solidify, continue mixing until the batter smoothes out.

close up side view slice of brown sugar pie on small white plate

How do you store sugar pie?

Once the baked sugar pie has completely cooled, cover the pie and store in the refrigerator. Store the pie in the refrigerator and enjoy up to 4 days.

brown sugar pie cut into slices in dish

Brown Sugar Pie

This Brown Sugar Pie is a sweet and simple pie that is sure to be your new favorite. Made a with few basic staple ingredients and the perfect treat with each and every bite.
5 from 10 votes
Print Rate
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brown sugar pie
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Servings: 8
Calories: 341kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar, packed
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract (or any you prefer)
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 store bought pie crust, unbaked and thawed if frozen (9-inch)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Unwrap the packaging of the pie crust and place in a pie dish if you needed.
  • In a large mixing bowl, using a hand mixer or wire whisk, blend together the butter and brown sugar.
  • Add in the eggs, milk, almond extract, all-purpose flour, and salt. Continue mixing until all of the ingredients are combined. The mixture will be thin and runny.
  • Carefully pour the mixture into the prepared pie crust.
  • Place into the preheated oven and bake from 50 to 55 minutes until the center of the pie has set and the top has lightly browned.
  • The pie will rise and become puffy while baking, but once removed from the oven it will deflate and settle. This will cause the pie to crack which is normal.
  • Allow the pie to cool before cutting to serve.

Notes

Tips to make the best brown sugar pie:
  • Make sure the pie crust is 9-inches.
  • The mixture will fill the pie crust almost to the top, place a sheet pan under the pie as it bakes to prevent spilling in the oven. 
  • Use any flavoring extract that you prefer. Try vanilla, lemon, or butter extracts. 
  • If you prefer not to use melted butter, use room temperature butter and cream together the brown sugar and butter until smooth before adding the other ingredients. 
  • If you add warm melted butter to cold ingredients the butter will solidify, continue mixing until the batter smoothes out. 

Nutrition

Calories: 341kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 248mg | Potassium: 115mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 276IU | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 1mg
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slice of brown sugar pie on small white plate with fork

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26 Comments

  • Reply
    Elaine
    February 24, 2020 at 4:57 PM

    5 stars
    One of those pies you want to make over and over again – definitely the recipe I will hold on to. Great tips to make the pie, too!

    • Reply
      LaKita
      February 25, 2020 at 10:34 AM

      Thank you Elaine! It is a good recipe to hang on to.

  • Reply
    Chef Dennis
    February 25, 2020 at 2:24 AM

    5 stars
    Super Yum! This Brown Sugar Pie is really mouthwatering that I couldn’t stop myself from craving! I am definitely going to make this.

    • Reply
      LaKita
      February 25, 2020 at 10:35 AM

      Thank you Chef Dennis! I do hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

  • Reply
    Anna
    February 26, 2020 at 12:11 PM

    5 stars
    What a scrumptious looking pie! Never had brown sugar pie before, but something tells me I’m really going to like it! Just looking at the photos makes my mouth water!

    • Reply
      LaKita
      February 27, 2020 at 5:22 PM

      Thank you so much Anna!

  • Reply
    Tammy
    February 28, 2020 at 12:53 PM

    5 stars
    I’ve never of such a pie but my goodness it looks like heaven! I definitely need to make this soon…that center is so gorgeous!

    • Reply
      LaKita
      February 28, 2020 at 4:38 PM

      Thank you so much Tammy!!

  • Reply
    Veronika
    February 28, 2020 at 2:34 PM

    5 stars
    This pie looks absolutely delicious! Never had it before but want to try to make it sometime soon!

    • Reply
      LaKita
      February 28, 2020 at 4:38 PM

      Thank you Veronika, you are sure to love it!

  • Reply
    Denise
    February 29, 2020 at 8:48 AM

    5 stars
    I never had brown sugar pie, and it looks absolutely delicious that I now WANT brown sugar pie! Thanks for sharing this recipe.

    • Reply
      LaKita
      February 29, 2020 at 10:52 PM

      Thank you! Give it a try!

  • Reply
    Kushigalu
    February 29, 2020 at 12:39 PM

    5 stars
    Thanks for sharing all the tips. Love this pie recipe. One of my favorite

    • Reply
      LaKita
      February 29, 2020 at 10:53 PM

      Thank you so much!

  • Reply
    Lori | The Kitchen Whisperer
    March 1, 2020 at 12:47 PM

    5 stars
    Okay this pie would require me to have some SERIOUS self-control to stop after just one piece! That looks incredible!!!

    • Reply
      LaKita
      March 4, 2020 at 10:23 AM

      It is very hard to have just one piece!!

  • Reply
    Mary Bostow
    March 2, 2020 at 2:02 PM

    Oh my this looks amazing, this is a must try!

    • Reply
      LaKita
      March 4, 2020 at 10:24 AM

      Thank you! Yes, please try it!

  • Reply
    Aline
    March 2, 2020 at 2:12 PM

    5 stars
    Never had brown sugar pie, but looking at this it’s an idea I can definitely get behind for sure!!! I need to catch up to this yumminess ASAP!! Thanks for the recipe!

    • Reply
      LaKita
      March 4, 2020 at 10:25 AM

      Thank you so much Aline! This is a winning recipe for sure.

  • Reply
    Kacey Perez
    March 5, 2020 at 2:35 PM

    This is one type of pie I haven’t tried yet! This seriously looks fantastic and easy to make. Going to save it and try it out at our next family gathering!

    • Reply
      LaKita
      March 9, 2020 at 12:02 AM

      Thank you! Hope you love it!

  • Reply
    Michael D Lavallee
    October 29, 2020 at 10:39 PM

    This was my favorite pie my mother use to make in my youth. She gave me the recipe 20 years ago, and I bake a sugar pie at least once a month. But never thought of using an extract in the recipe. Next one I’m going to try orange.

    • Reply
      LaKita
      November 5, 2020 at 2:04 PM

      Glad to hear it Michael! Orange extract sounds delicious.

  • Reply
    Michelle D
    November 9, 2020 at 8:03 PM

    As soon as I come home and when I take my family home, I am surly looking forward to trying this recipe!

    • Reply
      LaKita
      November 12, 2020 at 12:13 PM

      Hi Michelle! Hope you enjoy!

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