Snickerdoodle Pie


As many of you know, I live with a Snickerdoodle bandit, he would eat Snickerdoodles day and night if I let him. I can’t say I blame him, they are pretty tasty.

Of course I had to try this pie recipe when I saw it, however, it’s more like a cake baked into a pie shell. But wow, it really tastes like an authentic Snickerdoodle. A crunchy crust with a tender inside and a layer of cinnamon gooey-ness on the bottom, it’s perfect. Just perfect.

This is one of those desserts you take out of the oven, let it cool a bit and then serve. It really tastes best that way.

Somehow, this pie-cake lasted two days around here and then disappeared. We’ll be making this again.

Give it a try.

Preheat oven to 350o F. Prepare pastry and line 9″ pie plate. In a bowl combine raw sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Brush melted butter over crust. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon of cinnamon-sugar mixture. Set aside.

For syrup, in saucepan combine brown sugar, 1/4 cup butter, the water, corn syrup and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon. Heat to boiling over medium heat, stirring to dissolve sugar. Boil gently 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Set aside.

In mixing bowl beat 1/4 cup softened butter with electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds. Beat in granulated sugar, powdered sugar, baking powder, salt and cream of tartar until well combined. Beat in egg and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Gradually beat in milk until combined. Beat in flour. Spread evenly in crust-lined plate.

Slowly pour syrup over filling in pie plate. Sprinkle with remaining cinnamon-sugar mixture. Cover edges of pie with foil.

Bake pie 25 minutes; carefully remove foil. Bake 20 minutes more or until top is puffed and golden brown and a toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool 30 minutes on wire rack. Serve warm.

So delicious. Your pie top and crust will probably be much lighter in color. I inadvertently set my oven fifty degrees hotter than necessary…whoops.

Snickerdoodle Pie
From Better Homes and Gardens

1 rolled refrigerated unbaked piecrust or your favorite homemade pie crust (9″)
1 Tablespoon raw sugar or coarse sugar
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, divided
1/2 cup butter plus 1 Tablespoon, divided(some softened, some melted)
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
3 Tablespoons water
2 Tablespoons light colored corn syrup
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla, divided
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 egg
1/2 cup milk
1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour

Preheat oven to 350o F. Prepare pastry and line 9″ pie plate. In a bowl combine raw sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Brush melted butter over crust. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon of cinnamon-sugar mixture. Set aside.

For syrup, in saucepan combine brown sugar, 1/4 cup butter, the water, corn syrup and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon. Heat to boiling over medium heat, stirring to dissolve sugar. Boil gently 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Set aside.

In mixing bowl beat 1/4 cup softened butter with electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds. Beat in granulated sugar, powdered sugar, baking powder, salt and cream of tartar until well combined. Beat in egg and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Gradually beat in milk until combined. Beat in flour. Spread evenly in crust-lined plate.

Slowly pour syrup over filling in pie plate. Sprinkle with remaining cinnamon-sugar mixture. Cover edges of pie with foil.

Bake pie 25 minutes; carefully remove foil. Bake 20 minutes more or until top is puffed and golden brown and a toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool 30 minutes on wire rack. Serve warm.

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62 Comments

  1. Traci 1

    OMG! My hubby and I are on WW (he of course is already back to his goal weight…grrrr) **I am just jealous** However I think this is going to have to be on the menu this weekend for sure! :) My Grandmother would have loved this too….she made the BEST Snickerdoodle cookies..I miss her…..

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  2. HoneyB 2

    This looks so yummy – I am definitely going to try this – and take it to work so we don’t devour the whole thing!

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  3. Katherine 3

    So unique! I’ll have to try it with my snickerdoole lovers. Thanks!

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  4. Mmm.
    My husband loves snickerdoodles, but does not like cake (mostly it’s the frosting though). I’ll have to make this and see if he likes it.

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  5. megan 5

    I bet your little boy was in snickerdoodle heaven! Looks like another must try recipe. I need a larger family. (sigh)

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  6. i love snickerdoodle anything. so with this we have the snickerdoodle taste and buttery crust? hot damn!

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  7. I could eat snickerdoodles in any shape, size or form.

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  8. I have never seen this. My life is now complete!

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  9. Katie 9

    Wow that cake really looks good.I don’t know what a snickerdoodle is, but if it’s anything like the cake, I’m sure it’s delicious! (Going to go google snickerdoodle now haha)

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  10. Steph 10

    I live with a Snickerdoodle bandit too! I’ll have to try this – looks great!

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  11. I am so going to have to make this. Very, very soon.

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  12. Julie 12

    Cake, in a pie crust? Wow…that’s my kinda eatin’ right there! I love that raw sugar at the bottom of the crust.

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  13. Memoria 13

    Um yes, please! I’d the whole pie. Bookmarked!

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  14. Lydia 14

    That pie-cake would never have lasted two days in my house!

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  15. Erica 15

    Oh yum! I’m also a snickerdoodle fiend. I bookmarked your snickerdoodle ice cream recipe from a while back, but have yet to splurge on the ice cream maker. This one, however, I have all the ingredients (and tools) on hand for! So excited to make it! YUMMY!

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  16. KathyB. 16

    This does indeed look delicious and easy enough to have the granddaughters help make to serve at their tea parties!

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  17. I NEED to make these. Beautiful! Yum!

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  18. dawn 18

    Absolutely making this!

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  19. Barbie with a T 19

    Since my hubby likes something like that for breakfast, I bet it would not last long around here! It does look delicious. I like the darkness of the crust because I like everything extra crunchy and toasted. I will definitely try this one before too long. I added it to my list!

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  20. Amanda 20

    This looks incredible Cathy!! I love snickerdoodles, and in a pie? WOW

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  21. Debbi 21

    Yeah, it’s offical, after become a follower of your blog, I’m not going t lose anymore weight. *sigh* At least I’ll be swimming in awesome desserts! This looks excellent!

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  22. Lea Ann 22

    Looks fabulous and this post made me instantly crave snickerdoodle ice cream.

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  23. Tammy 23

    I live with a Snickerdoodle freak too!! This pie would not last long in my house.

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  24. Cake, pie, and snickerdoodle all in one? Perfect. Looks fantastic!

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  25. Cat 25

    i am SO making this pie!

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  26. What a delicious idea! Cake, pie, and cookies in one dessert. No wonder the Snickerdoodle Bandit ate this in two day. I would too!

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  27. June 27

    We had pie last night too but I think I like yours better!

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  28. this looks so tasty! Now I don’t have to choose between cake and pie

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  29. Snickerdoodles are a favorite here. I know my kids would love this.

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  30. Liz C. 30

    Shame on you! You’re the one who got me hooked on Snickerdoodles. I’ll have to bookmark this one for after I lose the 10 lbs. I’ve gained since Christmas…

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  31. Marjie 31

    Well, I tried snickerdoodle cookies and snickerdoodle ice cream on your say so, so why not snickerdoodle cake-pie? And you don’t have to admit to setting the oven too high. Just say, “I really wanted that rich, caramel color!”

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  32. Oh my goodness…I could seriously eat an entire one of those by myself. I think the diabetic coma I’d probably lapse into would be worth it!

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  33. Erin 33

    This pie/cookie looks absolutely delicious! I love snickerdoodles so this looks wonderful!

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  34. Al W 34

    I put the ingredients into WW’s Recipe tracker. Assuming 10 servings, you’re looking at about 10 points. The question is, can you stop at one serving? I doubt I can, this recipe will have to wait till Fall.

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  35. grace 35

    it’s not an exaggeration to say that i’d eat this entire pie in one sitting and not regret it for a second.

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  36. Better Homes and Gardens certainly knows their stuff. This looks inventive and delish and classic all at the same time. Thanks for sharing!

    link to meatandpotatoesfoodie.blogspot.com

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  37. Glenda 37

    The photo had me drooling. I’m going to try this recipe for this weekend. I am pretty sure the husby and my little kiddo will love it (how can you go worng with ‘Snickerdoodle’?).

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  38. This is something that I really want to try. I’ve never seen cake in a pie crust before. If you are really craving the cookies it will save some time.

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  39. Steph 39

    I love the idea of a snickerdoodle pie!

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  40. Amber 40

    I have been craving baked apples and tried yours this morning. Quite yummy! I posted and linked, hope that is okay. If not, let me know.

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  41. Hoooo boy, that looks wonderful. I’m absolutely giving this a shot as soon as my sweet tooth recovers.

    Great pictures to thanks!

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  42. Dude loves Snickerdoodles, I bet he would love this too. Bookmarked.

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  43. Angela G 43

    Thank you so much for this amazing recipe! My in laws loved it!!

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  44. Mmmm, that looks sinfully delicious.
    I’m afraid to try this one. I might like it TOO WELL!

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  45. I’ve never had Snickerdoodle! The pie sounds amazing!

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  46. Lisa 46

    What a splendid idea! My family would love this recipe. Snickerdoodles are their favorite.

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  47. Z. Basset 47

    Do you cook the pie crust before filling?
    It doesn’t look as if you did- but you used premade pie crust? I made one from scratch so I’m not sure if that’s different. Not sure what to do-pie in progress.

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  48. Noble Pig 48

    The crust should remain unbaked wether you use a pre-made or homemade crust.

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  49. Hannah 49

    This is on my must make list for sure!!!

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  50. I admire what you have done here. I like the part where you say you are doing this to give back but I would assume by all the comments that this is working for you as well.

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  51. This seriously looks awesome. Love snickerdoodle cookies and now have an alternate way to enjoy the flavor! Thanks for sharing. Can’t wait to see the vineyard come along too!

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  52. I can honestly say I’ve never seen this before… but it looks decadant!!! [K]

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  53. jdskja 53

    mmmmm

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  54. Peekaboo 54

    I am going to make this today for the church picnic tomorrow. I am going to use a premade frozen crust-is it a deep dish crust or a regular?
    Many thanks!

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  55. Noble Pig 55

    Regular, just make sure it’s completely thawed out.

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  56. Carol 56

    WOW! That is one delectable looking pie! Mmmmmmmm…….what a treat.

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  57. ingrid 57

    When I first stumbled along the goodness of snickerdoodles I saw that there was a snickerdoodle pie and had every intention of trying it. Thanks for reminding me. Yours looks great. Cinnamony gooey-ness? Yes, please. :)

    Btw, Congrats on your new vines being planted.
    ~ingrid

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  58. Mary in MD 58

    I stumbled upon this awhile ago and I’m making it for a dessert/study party tomorrow. I did half the work tonight by lining the pie plate and making and adding the filling to it. Then an idea struck me. For those of you who have already made this and know what it’s going to taste like – what do you think of adding pecan halves on top of the filling layer before the syrup? I was thinking toast the halves, make the syrup, layer the halves prettily across the top and then pour the syrup over it and then when it bakes the pecans will become candied. Any opinions? Thanks!

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  59. Leslie 59

    made this for my boyfriend’s birthday yesterday. it came out great! i subbed soy milk, and had to use white vinegar instead of cream of tartar (i don’t know if this mattered or worked, but google told me to).

    i think pecans would be great on top!

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  60. Wow! This cake looks yummy! I’m saving the recipe as I like nothing as much as brown sugar and cinnamon stuff!

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  61. This looks & sounds amazing! My brother would die for this! Thanks for sharing :)

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  62. Allie 62

    I caved in and made this just for myself…its delicious!! Would you store this at room temp and just reheat in microwave or is it better to keep in the fridge?

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