Heavenly Brown Sugar Pie


This brown sugar pie is amazingly simple yet delicious. For this recipe, I made some modifications to a recipe I found in the Good n’ Southern Cookbook, a collection of recipes gathered by the Civil League of Newberry, SC. This particular recipe is credited to Mrs. Maude P. Cartwright. It is like a buttery caramel with crispy, sugar bits. A little like a Chess pie, but with an even better texture.

My friend from childhood, Lathon, loved brown sugar pie growing up and members of his family were geniuses at making it just perfect. When I saw this recipe I immediately thought of him and, though he was happy to eat seconds of the final result, it is different from the recipe crafted by his family. Maybe someday he’ll share his family’s secret recipe with me.

Yield: 1 Brown Sugar Pie, 8 Pieces

    1 Stick Butter
    1 1/2 Cups Light Brown Sugar
    2 Eggs
    1 Tbsp Vanilla Extract
    Pinch Salt
    1 Pie Crust

    1. Prepare No Fail Pie Crust (or other pie crust of choice) and place in greased pie pan, but do not pre-bake crust. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
    2. In a large mixing bowl use an electric mixer to thoroughly combine Butter and Brown Sugar. Add Eggs, Vanilla and Salt and mix for about 2 minutes until fluffy.
    3. Pour filling into prepared pie crust and smooth with a spatula.
    4. Place pie in pre-heated oven and bake for about 45 minutes until filling is dark brown and bubbling up and crust is golden.
    8. Remove pie from oven and allow to cool for at least 15 minutes to solidify. Slice and serve pie warm or at room temperature with Ice Cream or a dollop of Coconut Whipped Cream. Enjoy!

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    9 Replies to “Heavenly Brown Sugar Pie”

      1. Hi Jenn, thanks for visiting! It is a super easy pie for sure. And my travels have been wonderful. I hope all is great in Lexington (the photos from the Farmers Market look fantastic)!

    1. This is something I have to taste, you had me at brown sugar. I hope all is well with you, can’t wait to see you and hear about your travels!!

      1. Hi Rodney! I need to come visit Danville soon, so I’ll be sure to make a pie and bring you some before I come that way. Hope everything is great with you!

    2. I was looking for something to take to a dinner at friends’ tonight and tried this and it was a HUGE hit. Thank you for something that was exactly what I was looking for!

      1. Hi Sarah, I’m so happy this was a hit! Thanks for making my recipe and letting me know how it turned out. I hope to see you here on my site again cooking up some good stuff. 🙂

    3. I write a food column for newberry lifestyles magazine, and for almost 10 years I have been searching for a copy of the civic league cookbook. From this post, it appears you may have a copy of this “holy grail” cookbook! Please, might I pay you to make me a photocopy? I would be most grateful. Email is suedsummer@gmail.com. Thank you for considering this request!! Sue

      1. Hi Sue, let me rummage through all my cookbooks and find it. When I do, I’ll scan it in for you when I have some time. It may be a little bit because I’ll be out of the country for a few weeks, but I’ll try and get it too you pretty soon! How cool that you found this post! 🙂

        1. Thank you, thank you!! Understand about the time, simply delighted to know the quest may be ending with success. Happy travels, enjoy! Again, my thanks. Sue

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