The easiest and tastiest of pies you’re ever going to make, this 5 ingredient brown sugar pie NEEDS to be part of your holiday menu!
Ok, so I know in the past I shared my famous 5 ingredient pumpkin pie with you, and I love readers telling me how they make this pie every year for the holidays (especially Thanksgiving that is coming up!) Even my mom makes my pumpkin pie recipe because it’s so easy and delicious.
Well, I have a second pie for you; one to add to your repertoire that will really impress your guests and that won’t take you all day to make.
What ingredients do I need to make this pie?
- Unsalted butter
- Brown sugar
- Vanilla extract – I use one like this. The better quality makes a difference!
- Pie crust – even a simple pie crust like this will work.
This 5 ingredient brown sugar pie is something truly amazing. It’s a pie that those people who are kind of on-the-fence about Thanksgiving dessert will love.
It’s got this amazing lightness to it, so it’s not a super heavy pie that will make you feel like you’re going to explode. No, this pie is the perfect end of meal dessert. It’s a simple sweet pie recipe that I cannot get enough of.
How do you make brown sugar pie?
- Preheat oven.
- Melt butter. Stir in brown sugar and vanilla extra. Combine well.
- Add in eggs and stir well. Pour batter into pie crust.
- Bake for 35-45 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
- Serve and enjoy!
This brown sugar pie is great with a dollop of fresh whipped cream on top. It has a wonderful almost caramel-like flavor and is quickly becoming one of my new favorite Thanksgiving pies.
I’d love to hear from you in the comments: what’s your favorite kind of pie for the holidays?
Other recipes you might enjoy:
5 Ingredient Brown Sugar Pie Recipe
- 1 stick butter unsalted butter, 1/2 cup
- 1 1/4 cups brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 4 eggs large
- 1 pie crust regular depth, not deep dish
- Preheat oven to 325.
- In a microwave safe bowl melt butter for 1 minute (or until mostly melted). Remove from microwave and stir in brown sugar and vanilla extract, stirring until well combined.
- Next add in eggs and stir until the mixture is a smooth consistency and everything is incorporated. Pour batter into pie crust.
- Bake for 35-45 minutes - until the pie has puffed up and resembles a small dome, then remove from oven and allow to cool, the dome will deflate, leaving a beautiful pie. The pie can be served at room temperature or stored in the refrigerator and served cold.
Mary Beach says
I make a Rich Custard Pumpkin Pie from the The Cotton Country Collection cookbook (Junior League). It has a small amount of pumpkin and is more like a custard pie. Everyone in my family asks for it.
My favorite pies are Pecan, Apple Cranberry and Peach. Enjoy reading your posts, and your delightful outlook on life and family.
Thank you so much for your wonderful comment!
VICTORIA HARRAH says
Brown Sugar Pie?? Yes please!! Sounds amazing!! I’m a sucker for a my Mama Joiner’s coconut pie. Just learned how to make a perfect meringue…so my turn to make the coconut pies!
Brown sugar pie is super delicious, and oh my goodness, coconut pie sounds so good!
It’s hard to choose just one favorite but I do love lemon meringue.
oh yum, lemon meringue sounds amazing!
Sweet potato, Dutch apple or cherry pie
Yum, all delicious pies 🙂
LINDA THOMPSON says
Mmmmm, so many pies so many choices. I don’t think I have met a pie that I haven’t liked, well maybe pumpkin deffinatly not on my pie list. My favorite would probably be a good sour cherry. They are so hard to come by.
Oh yum, I know what you mean, sour cherry pie is so delicious!
Maria Ekena says
Today I made Key Lime pie- first time ever. I read on internet good way to squeeE the limes is with a garlic press- so off I went to local k mart so I could make this pie for my son who asked me to make it. It’s in frige now and I need to calculate how many points on weight watchers it will be for a small piece. .
Oh yum, key lime pie is delicious!
Mmm, I love pie. I think it’s pecan…or pumpkin…or lemon
Oh yum, all those are so delicious!
Susan L Craig says
My favorite pies are apple.
Apple is such a good classic
PETE J says
My fav pie is shoo fly pie. yummm. Thanks for the brown sugar pie.
Oh interesting, I’ve never had that type of pie, totally needed to google it, and it looks amazing.
Rebecca S. says
My favorite holiday pie is the cranberry-pear-almond one that our dearest friends bring every year. I also love apple pie. In fact, I always make extra apple pie so we can eat it for breakfast. Leftover pie is actually my favorite breakfast food.
That pie sounds amazing 🙂
Ever since I was a little tike pecan pie was always my favorite. I’ve had variations, but nothing beats the classic with a dollop of whipped cream!
Rose W says
The pie looks good. That said do you have any ideas for less sugar or gluten free? Enjoy your blog
I have two recipes I’d suggest:
I completely agree, good ‘ole pecan pie with a dollop of whipped cream!
Carol Hauer says
My favorite pie is apple. I’ve never been able to match my mother’s or my grandmother’s apple pies though. I have learned that a secret ingredient to pie crust is a splash of vodka! Whatever is in vodka really improves the texture and taste of the crust.
Oh, what an interesting tip, I’ll have to try that!
Carl milito says
My all time favorite pie is ” wet bottom shoe fly pie” and I get it wen I visit Lancaster, PA home to the Amish who make excellent pies, 2nd runner up is blueberry, followed by sweet potato.
Those all sound amazing!
Pumpkin pie made by my grandma is my favorite! Otherwise anything with chocolate of course.
Oh yum! thanks for commenting.
My favorite pie? That’s a hard question… I love pie! ? Probably fruit… Cherry, blueberry, lemon chiffon…. but there’s coconut cream, and carmel pecan, too!
I love fruit pies too…with whipped cream or ice cream on top 🙂
I love old fashioned pineapple chess pie.
I’m going to try your pie recipe for brown sugar pie it looks yummy. Thanks for the post
Oh yum, a pineapple chess pie sounds so delicious. I think you’ll love this brown sugar pie!
Terry L Halfacre says
Pecan Pie all the way!
I’m with you all the way 🙂
Pecan pie is my favorite!
Pecan pie is the best!
Judy Humphrey says
This looks so yummy! My favorite pies are pumpkin & coconut cream.
Yum, both of those sound amazing
This sounds so comfy! Cherry pie a fav of mine.
Cherry pie is delicious 🙂
My favorite pie is Dutch apple. Second favorite is my late grandmother’s home made raspberry. Alas, I never got her recipe.
Yum, Dutch apple pie is amazing. So sorry to hear you didn’t get the raspberry pie recipe, that sounds like a beautiful memory though.
Amy C. says
Apple pie with vanilla ice cream is my favorite!
Oh yum, what a delicious flavor combination
Pamela M says
One of my faves too!
Melanie Barnes says
Light brown sugar or dark? Please help
Either would work! I used light in this one
Melanie Barnes says
Do you use light brown sugar? Or dark? Or does it matter? I have light. Also, is Pure vanilla extract what I should be using?
Hi Melanie, does not matter light or dark, and yes, pure vanilla extract 🙂 Hope you love this pie as much as we do.
Little Cooking Tips says
Hi sweetie! What an amazing post, we loved it the moment we saw this on G+!
So simple and yet, SO amazing. This is definitely one of the must-try recipes for the Holiday season.
Thanx sooo much for sharing this Phi! Off we go to read your delicious chocolate chip cranberry cookies!:)
Thank you so much, so glad you like the look of this recipe. I made it for Thanksgiving and it was all gone before the end of the meal lol!
I made the pie this weekend (never want a fail the day of, right?). Let’s just say I was going to make the pie for Christmas (when more family is in town) but my brother said that it would need to be made for both Thanksgiving AND Christmas. We loved it – and how simple?! Delish!
Oh my goodness Amy, THANK YOU for such awesome feedback, I’m so glad you liked the recipe, this is definitely going to be on my menu!
Nancy Truszynski says
Wondering how this pie might be in a graham cracker crust? Don’t know the consistency and how it would hold up?
Oh, that’s a great question. I think it would hold up great! I’d love to know how you like it after trying it with that kind of crust 🙂
hey girl- this pie looks amazing!
Thank you so much girl, really appreciate you stopping by and commenting 🙂