gimme some (brown) sugar!
Fact: I prefer brown sugar over white sugar. I’ve been known to dig into a bag of brown sugar with a spoon, but I can’t even imagine doing such an act with white sugar. For this reason, I find it a great tragedy that so much of the world has never tasted brown sugar pie.
This family favorite is a creation intended for people possessing a powerful sweet tooth. Folks who utter sentences like ‘It’s just so cloyingly sweet!’ and ‘That made my teeth hurt!’ need not apply. Essentially, what you’ll find with this pie is a soft, creamy, custardy filling replete with rich brown sugar flavor.
As my grandma (the source and frequent baker of this recipe) can attest, the appearance of the pie that comes out of the oven isn’t always predictable. Sometimes it can be a wee bit runny, while other times it sets up just perfectly. Sometimes there are pock-marks along the surface, while other times it’s completely crater-less. Regardless of how it looks, though, one thing remains constant: the flavor. A
thin thick slice of this sweet treat is a welcome and fitting conclusion to any meal.