Maple Syrup Pie for Tidymom’s #LovethePie

November 13, 2012

Well it’s that wonderful time of the year again for pie lovers!  Yes, I’m talking about Cheryl’s ever-growing Love the Pie Party where for the past four years people have come together to share their pie recipes and photos.  I don’t know how many joined in on this fun event back in 2009, but in 2010 there were 101 entries, last year 182 people shared their recipes!  I can only imagine how many pie lovers will join in this year but it goes without saying that Cheryl’s event continues to grow in popularity every year.  Never mind that this year, those residents in the United States have the chance to win a spanking new Whirlpool Range (and more) …just by linking up their recipe to her party!

Every year, twice a year,  my sister-in-law Lynn throws open her home to friends and family and we all come together to enjoy the harvesting of the sap from their maple trees in the Spring and we return again at the end of the summer to enjoy the company with the excuse of needing to have a corn boil.  Lynn and her husband Marc are two of the most hard-working and friendliest people I know. On these weekends when these rather large gatherings converge on their home, they are the most gracious and tireless of hosts, no matter if they just pulled a week of overtime shift at their jobs or not.  On these memorable get-togethers, Lynn serves her famous and much anticipated Maple Syrup Pie, made from the harvested sap from their own maple trees.  At their corn boil this past August, I got the recipe from her and today I’m happy to share it with you and with Tidymom.

The ease of making this belies how fabulous  it tastes.

This is all you need to make this Maple Syrup Pie

Mix everything together so it looks like this.

Pour it in your pie crust and bake it ’til it looks like this.

Serve warm or cold.  It’s wonderful either way.  As it is with a scoop of ice cream or whipped cream.

Slice, serve and enjoy!

Lynn’s Maple Syrup Pie

Ingredients for Pie Crust:

1/4 cup of cold water

1 egg

1 teaspoon of vinegar

2 cups of unbleached flour

1/4 cup of cold butter

1/4 cup of cold shortening

1/2 teaspoon of salt


Whisk the cold water, egg and vinegar together in a small bowl.  Set aside.  In a larger bowl add the flour and salt.  Cut in the cold butter and shortening using a pastry blender or a knife and fork until just combined and comes to a pea-like consistency.

Blend in the liquid (I added it in thirds) mixing with a fork after each addition until dough attains a coarse meal texture. Divide the dough into two.  Place on a lightly floured surface (I use a sheet of parchment paper dusted with flour) and roll to at least a 12″ round. (You can use up the remaining dough in another pie or make some tarts!)

Ingredients for Filling:

2 eggs beaten

3\4 cup brown sugar

2 tbsp. flour

1 cup pure maple syrup

2 tbsp. melted butter

*1/2 cup chopped pecans

1 tsp. vanilla bean paste

1/4 tsp. salt

*toasting your pecans on a parchment lined baking before chopping in a 350° oven for about five to seven minutes will give your pie a delicious flavour boost.


Beat eggs in a large bowl. Stir flour into the brown sugar and add into the beaten eggs.

Add remaining ingredients, mixing well. Pour into your unbaked pie shell.

Bake at 400°  for 40 minutes or until tested with a knife blade and it comes out clean. Serve with ice cream, with whipped cream or alone.

Thank you Lynn for sharing your recipe and Cheryl for the opportunity for me to share it with others.

{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

Melissa-TheBakedEquation November 13, 2012 at 9:06 am

That picture of the pie cut with all the goodness oozing out, looks AMAZING! Good luck…I hope you win the Whirlpool.


Cheryl (Grandma Coco) November 13, 2012 at 9:18 am

On our honeymoon in Quebec City, we had maple syrup pie. It was delicious. They served it with warmed heavy cream (not whipped). I have been searching for a recipe ever since. That’s over 30 years ago now. Thank you so much!


Renee - Kudos Kitchen November 13, 2012 at 9:36 am

First off, your pie crust looks amazingly flaky! I always struggle with pie crust so that’s the first thing I focus on. Secondly, the last picture with the slightly oozy filling and what looks to be a mildly crunch top has me literally sitting here with my tongue hanging out! This pie looks truly amazing!!! How fun to be able to harvest your own sap too. Jealous! I’d expect nothing less from maple leaf country!


Choc Chip Uru November 13, 2012 at 1:16 pm

I definitely love this pie my friend what an incredible addition :D
So perfect!

Choc Chip Uru


Living The Sweet Life November 13, 2012 at 2:57 pm

Ohhh My – - what a pie!! Mmmm… I don’t even know how else to describe how this pie is making me feel. I want a slice as soon as possible :$


Lora November 13, 2012 at 5:55 pm

Maple Syrup Pie? why have I not ever heard of this amazing dessert.? It looks amazing!


Jacquee November 13, 2012 at 6:57 pm

I had not heard of Maple Syrup Pie until now! Well, you sure make it sound and look good. YUM!


TRISHA November 13, 2012 at 10:24 pm

completely melt in your mouth, warm your heart DELISH!! Lovely Paula


TidyMom November 14, 2012 at 8:25 am

This is what I love about this event, finding all these great unique pies! Maple Syrup pie? OMG! that just has my mouth watering Paula!! I wish I could come have a slice with you!! Thanks for sharing your sister-in-laws recipe!

Thanks for linking up too (and your sweet words, as always) Good luck!!


Kelly Senyei (Just a Taste) November 14, 2012 at 9:35 am

What a perfect pie for the holiday baking season! Your crust looks incredibly flaky and buttery!


elisabeth@foodandthrift November 14, 2012 at 10:49 am

If I’m not mistaken…Maple Syrup Pie is an old Southern ‘delight’ which I have not seen in a long time. Yours turned out so irresistable, pretty, and just love the ooey-gooey look and delicious taste of it. Would be perfect for Thanksgiving!


Sharon November 14, 2012 at 10:00 pm

You always come up with things I have never heard of before…Maple Syrup pie? Sounds delicious!!


Kirsten/Comfortably Domestic November 14, 2012 at 11:56 pm

Maple syrup pie? I never knew there was such a thing, but boy! I sure wouldn’t mind trying a slice. Your finished pie photo looks so tempting! I must admit that your “process” photos made me giggle. :)


Jessica @ bake me away! November 15, 2012 at 1:44 am

Harvesting sap and corn boils? Canada seems so far away! ;) This pie looks like it should take over all the pecan pies everywhere because a maple syrup base sounds so much better than a corn syrup one!


Lora @cakeduchess November 15, 2012 at 9:20 pm

I would love to taste the sap that was harvested from your SIL’s trees-incredible! I love this pie. Love it for a Thanksgiving idea:)


The Partiologist November 16, 2012 at 7:12 am

Oh wow, does this pie look and sound delicious! Thanks for the recipe!


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