Sugar cream pie was reportedly created around the early 1800s by the North Carolina Quakers who settled along the eastern side of Indiana. It was known as "desperation" pie because of the simple ingredients that made it possible to make even when fresh fruit wasn't available. Today, sugar cream pie is known more commonly as Hoosier pie, in honor of the "Hoosier" state: Indiana.
Bakeaholic Mama: Buttermilk Sugar Cream Pie (On our visits out to Indiana, we always stock up on Mrs. Wicks Sugar Cream Pies. For those of you who do not know, those sugar cream pies also known as Hoosier Pies, are the Indiana State Pie. )