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Maple Pumpkin Pie

Tired of traditional pumpkin pie? The maple syrup in this special pie provides a subtle but terrific enhancer. —Lisa Varner, El Paso, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 1 hour + chilling
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pumpkin
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Dough for single-crust pie
  • MAPLE WHIPPED CREAM:
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • Chopped pecans, optional

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 425°. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to a 1/8-in.-thick circle; transfer to a 9-in. pie plate. Trim crust to 1/2 in. beyond rim of plate; flute edge. Refrigerate while preparing filling.
  • In a large bowl, combine the first 7 ingredients; beat until smooth. Pour into crust. Bake for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350°. Bake 45-50 minutes longer or until crust is golden brown and top of pie is set (cover edges with foil during the last 15 minutes to prevent overbrowning if necessary). Cool on a wire rack for 1 hour. Refrigerate overnight or until set.
  • In a small bowl, beat the cream, confectioners' sugar, syrup and pumpkin pie spice until stiff peaks form. Pipe or dollop onto pie. Sprinkle with pecans if desired.
Editor's Note
Combine 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour and 1/4 tsp. salt; cut in 1/2 cup cold butter until crumbly. Gradually add 3-5 Tbsp. ice water, tossing with a fork until dough holds together when pressed. Shape into a disk; wrap and refrigerate 1 hour.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 489 calories, 26g fat (16g saturated fat), 121mg cholesterol, 290mg sodium, 59g carbohydrate (40g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein.

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