Rich and creamy brown sugar pie! Perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas.

Brown Sugar Pie

Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
1 hr
Servings: 8 servings
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy pie recipes, easy Thanksgiving recipes, holiday recipes
Calories: 636 kcal

Yeah. If you've never heard of brown sugar pie, it's okay. You're not alone. It's not as popular as, say, apple cranberry pie. Or even buttermilk pie. But it is every bit as delicious and just as easy.


  • 1-1/2 cup butter flavored shortening butter works, but not as well
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch of white sugar
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • 5 tablespoons cold water
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 6 tablespoons flour
  • 12 ounces evaporated milk
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla


  1. To make the crust, dump the shortening, flour, salt, and sugar into a large bowl and work it together with a pastry cutter until you have coarse crumbs. Alternately, combine this in a food processor fitted with the dough blade.
  2. Pour in the egg, water, and vinegar and stir until just combined. If using a food processor, pulse until just combined, being careful not to overmix.
  3. Seperate into 2 balls of dough and place in ziploc bags. Flatten into round discs. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  4. Roll one disc of dough out on a floured surface to fit a 9 inch deep dish pie plate. Store remaining disc of dough in the freezer for another use.
  5. To make the filling, whisk together the brown sugar and flour in a small saucepan.
  6. Turn heat to medium and whisk in the evaporated milk, butter, cinnamon, and salt. Continue cooking, whisking constantly, until the butter has melted and the mixture is fully combined and begins to boil.
  7. Continue whisking and let come to a full boil for one minute. Mixture should begin to thicken to the consistency of a gravy.
  8. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla.
  9. Pour mixture into prepared pie crust and bake at 400 degrees for 5 minutes.
  10. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees and continue baking for 25 minutes.
  11. Cool on the counter for at least 2 hours before cutting and serving.
Nutrition Facts
Brown Sugar Pie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 636 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 50mg17%
Sodium 557mg24%
Potassium 266mg8%
Carbohydrates 98g33%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 58g64%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 310IU6%
Vitamin C 0.8mg1%
Calcium 174mg17%
Iron 3.1mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on should only be used as a general guideline.