These 11 Restaurants Serve The Best Hoosier Pie In Indiana
While sweet corn, pork tenderloin sandwiches, and Van Camp’s beans (produced in Indianapolis) all make the list for “Indiana’s Favorite Foods,” these dishes can be found almost anywhere in the Midwest. Hoosier Pie, on the other hand, is entirely Indiana’s own – it was even recognized as the “Official State Pie” in 2009!
It’s unclear who invented the recipe. Some people credit the Amish in the 1850’s, other people have playfully nicknamed it “Desperation Pie” for its short list of common ingredients — making Hoosier Pie the perfect dessert to whip up for unexpected guests or when other pie fillings just aren’t available.
No matter where this sweet treat came from, Indiana’s Hoosier Pie (also called Sugar Cream Pie) is one of very few officially recognized state desserts. We’ve put together a handy little list of some of the best places to enjoy a slice!
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There are hundreds of other excellent bakeries that make Indiana proud to call Hoosier Sugar Cream Pie the Official State Dessert, but our list would be a mile long if we included them all!
Where have you found your favorite Hoosier Pie? Give them a shoutout in the Comments section below!
Meg Archer is a Portland, Oregon-based Editor & Social Media Manager with degrees in English/Creative Writing from Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo and Social Psychology from Portland State University. She has held positions in writing, editing, and media-related fields for over 10 years, including serving as the Editor-in-Chief for Cal Poly’s literary journal Byzantium and copywriting for advertising/marketing agencies before joining Only In You State team in 2015. When she’s not writing or out exploring the West Coast, Meg enjoys working on visual media projects, speaking as a mental health advocate, and can always be found in the front row at Portland Timbers matches.
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