Maple Syrup Pie

Not many dishes exemplify true Canadian goodness like the Maple Syrup Pie.  Served around the holidays, or for special occasions, this simply-made pie is both beautiful and delicious.  My Grand-Mother probably would not approve of this microwaveable version, but those of us who have a limited amount of time to bake will be thankful.   The pie dough leaves are optional but create an Autumnal flair.

Maply Syrup Pie

Maply Syrup Pie

Pie Ingredients:

  • 1 3/4 cups pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 cups whole milk
  • 2 large eggs, slightly beaten
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1  9-inch Press-In Shortbread Pie Crust, baked

Decorative Leaves Ingredients (Optional):

  • 1 store-bought, refrigerated rolled pie crust
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tbsp whole milk
  • 1 tbsp sugar

Pie Directions:

  1. Place all pie ingredients, except for the crust, in a large, microwaveable bowl.  Whisk well to incorporate all the ingredients.  Note that there will initially be lumps due to the butter.
  2. Microwave on high for 9 minutes, whisking every 2 minutes to smooth out the mixture.
  3. Pour mixture into the baked pie crust and refrigerate at least 2 hours.

Leaves Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Roll out the pie crust, cut 5-6 leaves using a cookie cutter.  Place the leaves on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  3. Whisk the egg with the milk.  Using a pastry brush, brush the leaves with the egg mixture, then sprinkle a bit of sugar on the surface of each leaf.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes, or until golden brown.

If using leaves, place on the surface of the finished pie.

Serves 8-10.

Notes:  Pie can be covered with plastic wrap and refrigerated up to 4 days.  If doubled or tripled, the pies can easily be frozen wrapped in plastic wrap, then in aluminum foil.

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2 Responses to Maple Syrup Pie

  1. John Lynch says:

    That is an awesome recipe! Of course, I dont agree with the optional part!! lol The leaves make that perfect. Beautiful pie!

    • Veronique says:

      Thanks John! Since the leaves are baked separately, they’re actually cookie-like. Good call on not making them optional!

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