An Ode to Quebec – Sugar Pie!

Every Friday, four friends and I get together for something we like to call “Round the World” dinner club, where each week we try food from a different cuisine.  Over the weeks, we’ve tried: Persian, Moroccan, Greek, Italian, British Colonial theme, amongst others. This week, I decided that our cuisine of choice should be Quebecois.  While technically not a country, the French Canadian province of Quebec offers tons of unique dishes that are perfect for our club!

Friday’s menu included Tourtiere (meat pie), Salad and Tarte au sucre (sugar pie).  The evening was a smash success ending with the delicious pie!

Now, tarte au sucre can be a delicious double-edged sword. While probably one of the tastiest (and sweetest) things to come out of le belle province, tarte au sucre can also verge on being too sweet.  My advice: a little means a lot when having a slice of this bad boy.

*Note – I got a bit lazy when I made this recipe and used a pre-made pie shell, which in the end turned out great.  Feel free to use your favourite crust recipe when making this dessert.

Recipe below

  • 6 T Flour
  • 2 cups Brown Sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups condensed milk
  • 4 T Butter
  • 1/2 t Salt
  • 1 t Vanilla
  • 1 9 inch pie shell recipe
  1. Preheat oven to 400
  2. Combine  first six ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat.
  3. Stir constantly until ingredients have come to a boil. Let bubble for 1-2 minutes
  4. Pour mixture into uncooked pie shell
  5. Bake for 5 minutes at 400
  6. Reduce 350 and continue to bake for another 25 minutes.
  7. When pie filling is golden remove from oven.
  8. Let rest for 30+ minutes
  9. Eat and enjoy!

Adapted from


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