How to Make| Kentucky Cream Pie

How to Make| Kentucky Cream Pie| Today I was feeling nostalgic so I thought I would share a family recipe. Read more to find out how to make, Kentucky Cream Pie.-

How to Make

Kentucky Cream Pie

Originally posted: October 8, 2017
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Hello, and welcome back to Join The ME Project. I was feeling a bit nostalgic today so I thought I would share a family recipe. Let me know your thoughts below and I hope you enjoy.

Family History

My grandfather was originally from Mount Sterling, KY. Kentucky Cream Pie was something he grew up having. My mother made it for him a few years ago before he died, making it yesterday, made me think of him too.

Now, because it’s a Kentucky tradition and it’s been passed down through generations, it has many names. Our family knows it by Kentucky Cream Pie. But I’ve also heard it been called a transparent pie, sugar pie, and chess pie. We have a friend in Greenup Kentucky, who has a similar recipe but knows it by Vinegar Pie.

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The family recipe that we follow calls for you to split the eggs. Use the egg yolks in the batter and the egg whites for the meringue on top of the pie. But our family recipe is also written inside of a Southern Living, 1983 Annual Recipes book. The recipe was written down by my mother, who will tell you that she’s not the best note taker. If  you would like to follow our family recipe, here you go, I wish you the best:

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As you are probably guessing, I didn’t follow the family recipe. I found a similar recipe at We did not make the crust, we just used store bought. But in the link, they do have a recipe on how to make your own crust.

Ingredients Needed:

  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of flour
  • 1/2 cup of melted butter
  • 1 cup of heavy cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla

Whisk the eggs in a mixing bowl, then add the rest of the ingredients. Just as a word of caution, reduce the speed of your mixer when you add the heavy cream.

If you haven’t made a mess of your kitchen, you can proceed to pour the mixture into your pie crust. The recipe that we were following said to use a pie shield, but we didn’t do that.

Temperature: 350 F

The recipe also said that cook time would only be 55 minutes, we didn’t find that to be true. Truly, it ended up being more like an hour and 10 minutes. Let it cool on a rack and then chill before serving.

And here we have it, Kentucky Cream Pie. Those curious about the taste that has never had it, simply put, it’s pecan pie without the pecans. That’s the best way I can describe it. If you don’t like custard or eggs, you may not find this enjoyable. But for me, this was a taste of home.

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  • Reply sintimspeaks

    Loooks sooo yummy I’m gonna try it when I get time .. I really hope you have a speedy recovery to beautiful ❤️🙏🏾

    October 8, 2017 at 5:05 pm
    • Reply PAEReviews

      Thanks. And you should! It’s so good and so easy to make.

      October 8, 2017 at 5:21 pm
  • Reply thebabyandtheboardroom

    Absolutely love the sound of your relationship with your ‘adopted grandma’ – what a cute thing you have going on. Sorry you’ve had such a rubbish week, it’s pretty draining when you are faced with one challenge after another but I’m so glad you have someone so sweet as your neighbour to do fun things with. The pie looks amazing – we don’t have this in the UK but if I can find all the ingredients I might give your recipe a go!!! Wishing you a better week this week, keep smiling 😊

    October 8, 2017 at 11:41 pm
    • Reply PAEReviews

      Thanks and you should totally make it. The recipe and the ingredients are pretty simple. but it’s a tasty pie.

      October 8, 2017 at 11:58 pm
  • Reply lifeunfiltered560

    I love Pecan Pie so this recipe sounds amazing to me. I will have to try it out sometime soon!

    October 9, 2017 at 1:53 am
    • Reply PAEReviews

      When you do, let me know what you think!

      October 9, 2017 at 2:14 am
  • Reply Dreams&Lashes

    I saw this on your Instagram and it looked amazing!! So glad you shared the recipe! I don’t think I have ant family recipes but it sounds like a lovely thing to have! xx

    October 9, 2017 at 5:01 pm
    • Reply PAEReviews

      Well you can be a complementary member of my family. My plan is to share more recipes now that the weather has gotten cooler and I can bake more.

      October 9, 2017 at 7:01 pm
  • Reply IndustryMe

    This sounds delicious I will certainly be trying this 😊🙌🏾

    October 9, 2017 at 8:46 pm
    • Reply PAEReviews

      Let me know what you think!

      October 9, 2017 at 10:45 pm
  • Reply Kymberlee

    This sounds yummy! I’m planning on doing some baking over the holiday and I’ll have to add this to my list of things to make.

    December 22, 2018 at 6:01 pm
    • Reply Erika

      Great! I hope you enjoy it

      December 22, 2018 at 7:11 pm
  • Reply Bee - Bites 'N Pieces

    Yum. Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe. I gotta try it!

    December 23, 2018 at 9:00 pm
    • Reply Erika

      Let me know what you think. It’s one of my favorites.

      December 23, 2018 at 9:34 pm
  • Reply Faithnturtles

    Aww! This looks tasty. My husband and I we make sweet potato pie often, I might tell him to let us try this one. Thanks for sharing.

    December 24, 2018 at 5:55 pm
    • Reply Erika

      Let me know what you think if you do make it. I would love to hear your thoughts on it

      December 24, 2018 at 11:38 pm
  • Reply Odette Swan

    This sounds si good. I’m going to have to try it!

    December 24, 2018 at 11:34 pm
    • Reply Erika

      My family loves it. It’s one of our favorites. Thank you for reading.

      December 24, 2018 at 11:42 pm
  • Reply Rachel Hart

    This sounds great! I love recipes that make it down through the generations. The memories are what can make the simplest of meals/desserts that much more meaningful. Mine is fried okra. My grandpa LOVED okra. Any way, shape or form. But his favorite was fried and now, every time I make it (since it’s my favorite too) I always have such sweet memories of my time with him. Planting, picking, preparing, and cooking up okra every year. 🙂
    I’ll be trying this recipe for sure. Thanks for sharing!

    December 27, 2018 at 7:44 pm
    • Reply Erika

      Aren’t memories great like that? I have to admit that I haven’t eaten okra that often over the years so I don’t really remember what it taste like. I’m going to add it to my list of things to try very soon.

      December 27, 2018 at 8:04 pm

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