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Amaretto Sugar Cream Pie

Amaretto Sugar Cream Pie takes two of my favorite things and makes the most incredible dessert----Amaretto and Sugar Cream Pie.  The filling is creamy and smooth and fantastically delicious. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: amaretto pie, amaretto pudding pie, amaretto sugar cream pie, sugar cream pie, sugar cream pie with amaretto
Servings: 8
Calories: 430kcal
Author: Barbara


  • 2 cups half and half
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 Tablespoon Amaretto
  • 1 deep dish pie crust


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • In a small saucepan, heat half and half, sugar and butter until butter melts completely.
  • Mix water and cornstarch in a small bowl; add to saucepan.
  • Heat until the mixture boils and thickens, stirring constantly.
  • Remove from heat and stir in Amaretto.
  • Pour into deep dish pie crust. Dust with ground cinnamon and nutmeg.
  • Bake for 10 minutes.


  • To make this a traditional sugar cream pie, substitute vanilla extract for Amaretto.
  • If you don't have Amaretto on hand, or are opposed to using a spirit in cooking, use 1/2 teaspoon almond oil instead.
  • Use a deep dish pie crust--homemade or store-bought or use 2 regular sized crusts instead.
  • To really change it up, use a graham cracker crumb crust.  Find out how to make a homemade one in this post!
  • Be sure to stir this Amaretto Pudding Pie constantly while cooking on the stove top.
  • This cream pie goes from runny to thick very quickly, right about the time it begins to boil.
  • Dust with ground cinnamon and ground nutmeg or one or the other if you prefer one over the other.  I like to use a fine mesh sieve like the one found on our Amazon store to dust the cinnamon and nutmeg on evenly. 
  • Try some of our other favorite pies: Rhubarb Pie, Pumpkin Chiffon Pie, Lemon Meringue Pie and Impossible Pumpkin Pie


Calories: 430kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 227mg | Potassium: 104mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 567IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 1mg