(NC)—Quebec has a long history in the sugar bush and this fabulous Maple Sugar Pie is a French Canadian classic! (It's interesting to note that pound for pound, maple sugar is not as sweet as sugar.)
1 1/2 cups real maple syrup 375mL
1/3 cup Robin Hood All Purpose Flour 75mL
1/2 cup cold water 125mL
3/4 cup heavy cream 175mL
2 tbsp butter 30mL
1/3 cup pecans, toasted and coarsely chopped 75mL
Prepare pastry according to recipe and place in 9" pie plate.
Preheat oven to 400ºF (200ºC).
Bring maple syrup to a boil in medium saucepan, stirring constantly.
Combine flour and water. Beat until smooth. Carefully mix 2 tbsp (30mL) of boiling syrup with flour mixture and return to saucepan. Add cream and boil for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in butter and walnuts. Cool.
Pour into prepared pastry. Bake in preheated oven for 35 minutes. Cool and serve with unsweetened whipped cream.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Baking Time: 35 minutes
Makes: 8 servings
Freezing: not recommended