Indiana: Hoosier Pie from Most Bizarre State Foods Slideshow

Most Bizarre State Foods Slideshow

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Indiana: Hoosier Pie

Which came first, the sugar cream pie or the state of Indiana? According to The Hoosier Cookbook, the recipe first appeared in 1816, the year Indiana was established. The dish is closely tied to Amish and Shaker cooking, and belongs to the category of foods known as desperation pies (along with buttermilk pies, vinegar pies, and mock apple pies.) As if things couldn't get any more rustic, the Hoosier pie is also known as "finger pie," as it's traditionally stirred with nothing fancier than one of your own digits.