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Maple Cream Pie

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min. + cooling

Makes

8 servings

This pie is delicious and I serve it often when I have guests over for dinner. New York is one of the nation's top producers of maple syrup.
Maple Cream Pie Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • Pastry for single-crust pie (9 inches)
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-3/4 cups whole milk, divided
  • 3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon maple syrup, divided
  • 2 large egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • Sliced almonds, toasted

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 450°. Line a 9-in. pie plate with pastry; trim to 1/2 in. beyond edge of plate. Flute edges. Line unpricked pastry shell with a double thickness of heavy-duty foil. Bake 8 minutes. Remove foil; bake 5 minutes longer. Cool on a wire rack.
  2. For filling, combine cornstarch and salt in a large saucepan. Stir in 1/2 cup milk until smooth. Gradually stir in remaining milk and 3/4 cup maple syrup. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from the heat. Stir in a small amount of hot filling into egg yolks; return all to the pan, stirring constantly. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from the heat. Gently stir in butter. Cool to room temperature without stirring.
  3. In a chilled small bowl, beat cream on high speed until stiff peaks form. Fold 1 cup cream into cooled filling; spoon into crust. Fold remaining syrup into remaining cream; frost top of pie. Refrigerate overnight. Garnish with toasted almonds. Refrigerate leftovers.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 396 calories, 24g fat (13g saturated fat), 114mg cholesterol, 245mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein.

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