Friday, November 16, 2007

Maple Walnut Pie

This pie is a great fall pie. Sweet and yummy!! It's a good alternative to the traditional pumpkin and pecan pies usually served for Thanksgiving.

1 1/4 cups maple syrup
1/3 cup brown sugar
3 eggs
1 egg yolk
2 t flour
1 1/2 t vanilla
2 T butter, melted
1 9-inch frozen unbaked deep-dish pie shell
1 1/2 cups walnuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Stir maple syrup, sugar, eggs, egg yolk, flour, and vanilla in large bowl to blend.Whisk in melted butter (maple mixture will be very thin at this point). Stir in 1 cup of walnuts. Place frozen pie shell on heavy baking sheet. Carefully pour maple mixture into pie shell. Arrange remaining 1/2 cup of walnuts atop maple mixture, pressing into maple mixture to coat. Place baking sheet in center of oven.Bake pie for 50 minutes, or until crust edges are golden and filling is just set in center. Cool pie on cooling rack for 15 minutes.

TIP OF THE DAY: Serve this pie warm with cool whip or a scoop of vanilla ice cream

Tomorrow's Daily Special: Chocolate Pecan Pie