Saturday, November 26, 2011

Maple Pecan Pie

Pecan Pie is something you either love or you hate. But if you love it, adding maple makes it absolutely to die for. What I love about Pecan Pie is that it is one of the easiest pies to make - it is a single-crust pie and you just stir a few ingredients together and bake. Done.

1 recipe Flaky Pie Crust (use bottom crust only; you can freeze the other half of the dough)
3 Eggs
3/4 Cup Sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoons melted butter
1 Cup REAL maple syrup (Dark or Grade B if possible)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 Cups chopped Pecans (you can use halves for a prettier look, but it slices nicer with chopped nuts)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Pat the pie dough into the pan and crimp the edges. Dust with a touch of flour to keep the bottom crust from getting soggy. Do not prebake the crust.

In a large bowl, mix eggs, Sugar, salt, butter, vanilla and maple syrup together. Add pecans and stir to coat. Pour into the pie shell and Bake 40-50 minutes until the center is set and not jiggly.

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