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What makes Uncle Brad’s Sugar Pie so delicious?

Uncle Brad’s Sugar Pie recipe is one of Belgian Foodie’s favorites.   It’s been made loads of time by Uncle Brad, always with much success.  I’ve prepared this pie for neighborhood potlucks, friends’ home for dinner, and for serving at home.  

It’s the buttermilk in the recipe that makes Uncle Brad’s Sugar Pie so delicious.  It offsets the normal sweetness of this pie.  I’m personally not fond of anything that tastes too sweet (to me).  In recipes featuring sugar, I often try to add something sour or tart to tone down the sweetness of the dessert.

The buttermilk in this pie also helps the filling become slightly custard-like while adding a rich flavor.  Although the buttermilk gives a rich flavor, it is naturally lower in fat (usually 1% to 2% fat) than whole milk (3.5% fat).

Sugar Pie with one slice missing
Uncle Brad’s Sugar Pie with slice missing
Sugar Pie Slice
Uncle Brad’s Sugar Pie Slice

You may prepare Uncle Brad’s Sugar Pie with either a puff pastry (pâte feuilletée) crust or pastry crust (pâte brisée).  Use your favorite recipe for the pie crust or use a store-bought crust.  If you choose a store-bought crust, the filled pie crust can be put in the oven within minutes.

Hope you and your loved ones will enjoy Uncle Brad’s Sugar Pie as much as so many others have.  Spread the joy by forward ing this pie recipe to your friends.   Remember to share your comments below!

Uncle Brad's Sugar Pie
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Chef:Belgian Foodie
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
12slices 5minutes 45minutes
Servings Prep Time
12slices 5minutes
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  1. Preheat oven at 325°F / 170° C
  2. Mix all ingredients together in order mentioned above.
  3. Roll out the pie crust onto a pie tin. Pour the mixed ingredients into the pie crust.
  4. Put the pie tin into the oven for approximately 45 minutes (or until golden on top). Enjoy!
Written by:Belgian Foodie
Nutrition Facts
Uncle Brad's Sugar Pie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 191 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.3g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 59mg 20%
Sodium 158mg 7%
Potassium 63mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 31g 10%
Dietary Fiber 0.4g 2%
Sugars 21g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 4%
Vitamin C 0.4%
Calcium 5%
Iron 4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

3 thoughts on “Uncle Brad’s Sugar Pie for a Special Treat

  1. My grandmother made sugar pies for us but ahe pass on and since she never used a receipe, all was lost. I have searched the internet and this one looks pretty close. However, she has a special crust. Thinking now it might have been similar to a waffle batter crust. Her parents came to America from Belgium in early 1900

    1. Hi Stephanie, your grandmother’s crust sounds really yummy. I’m not sure how a waffle batter would work as a crust, yet would love to find out. Try this recipe and see if it resembles her pie. I’ll keep my eyes out for recipes for a crust like you described.

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