Maple Pecan Pie is a wonderful pie you can enjoy anytime! This recipe is a little different from the traditional pecan pie since it’s made with maple syrup, but once you try this version, you will never go back!
If you love this pie, you will also want to try this Classic Chess Pie. It’s a great dessert, and it’s effortless to make too.
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❤️WHY WE LOVE THIS DELICIOUS DESSERT
This pie is so good, and we love making it with maple syrup, it just brings out a wonderful flavor with the pecans. We also feel that the addition of ice cream is a big plus. We love this pie heated up, then you add the ice cream, and it really is the most decadent dessert! It’s hard to beat the old classics and this one will always be in my top 5 pie picks. Also, pecan pie is a holiday must-have. This dish must grace the dessert table at either Thanksgiving or Christmas!
- Brown sugar
- Maple syrup (pure maple syrup is best)
- Vanilla extract
- Pecans, chopped or whole
- 1 unbaked 9 inch pie crust
There really aren’t a lot of swaps for this recipe, but you could switch out the vanilla extract for maple or butter extract. Someone commented they used Khalua in place of the vanilla extract. You could also replace it with rum or bourbon.
🍽️HOW TO MAKE
This pie is so easy to make, the most challenging part will be making the pie crust, but you can always use a store-bought one. You will see in the video a store-bought one was used to save time, but love using this recipe to make our own pie crust.
Whisk sugar, syrup, eggs, butter, vanilla, and salt together in bowl. Add pecans.
Pour into crust. Bake in 400 degree oven for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees and cook approximately 30 – 40 minutes longer until filling is set in center.
Top with ice cream or whipped cream for a wonderful dessert!
Always make sure your pecans are fresh, as stale pecans will affect the taste of the pie. Let pie cool completely before slicing, so it has time to set up. Although I do like my pie a little warm if served with ice cream, I let it cool and then just heat up a slice in the microwave.
SERVE THIS WITH
Serve this with vanilla ice cream, homemade whipped cream, and a cup of coffee, and you are set for a delicious dessert!
If you are picked to bring a dessert to a holiday gathering, this is a great one. It’s super easy to make (see video below), and it is a Southern classic that almost everyone loves.
❓FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
If the pie is runny, you didn’t cook it long enough.
No you do not need to prebake the crust.
STORING AND REHEATING
We store this pie in the refrigerator and we also heat up a slice in the microwave if we are topping it with ice cream.
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This pie will serve 6 and possibly 8 if you cut smaller slices.
Southern Maple Pecan Pie
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup maple syrup pure maple syrup is best
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 stick of butter or margarine melted or 4 tablespoons
- 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups pecans chopped or whole
- 1 unbaked 9 inch pie crust
- Whisk sugar, syrup, eggs, butter, vanilla, and salt together in bowl. Add pecans. Pour into crust. Bake in 400 degree oven for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees and cook approximately 30 – 40 minutes longer until filling is set in center. Top with whipped cream or ice cream for a wonderful dessert.
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