Maple Sugar Cream Pie

When autumn graces us with its vibrant foliage and brisk air, our taste buds yearn for something warm and comforting. It’s a time for cozy sweaters, crackling fires, and indulgent desserts that wrap us in the essence of the season. And when it comes to fall indulgence, few pies can rival the rich, velvety delight of Maple Sugar Cream Pie. This delectable dessert brings together the nostalgic, earthy sweetness of maple syrup with the silky smoothness of cream, all encased in a flaky, buttery crust. In this blog post, we’ll guide you through the process of creating this autumn masterpiece from scratch. Get ready to embark on a culinary journey that will fill your home with the sweet, unmistakable aroma of fall.


For the Crust:

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cold and cubed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2-3 tablespoons ice water

For the Filling:

  • 1 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


Step 1: Preparing the Crust

To start crafting your Maple Sugar Cream Pie, we’ll need a sturdy and buttery pie crust as a foundation. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour and salt. Add the cold, cubed butter and use a pastry cutter or your hands to work the butter into the flour until it resembles coarse crumbs. Drizzle in the ice water, one tablespoon at a time, mixing until the dough just holds together. Form the dough into a disk, wrap it in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

Step 2: Rolling and Shaping

After the dough has chilled, roll it out on a floured surface to fit a 9-inch pie dish. Carefully transfer the dough to the dish and crimp the edges for a decorative touch. Prick the bottom with a fork to prevent bubbling while baking. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).

Step 3: Blind Baking

To ensure a crisp crust, line the pie crust with parchment paper and fill it with pie weights or dried beans. Bake for 15 minutes, then remove the weights and parchment paper and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown. Remove from the oven and let it cool.

Step 4: Preparing the Filling

In a saucepan, gently heat the maple syrup until it’s just warmed. In a separate saucepan, combine the heavy cream and whole milk. Heat until it’s just about to boil, then remove from heat.

Step 5: Mixing and Baking

In a bowl, whisk together the eggs, flour, vanilla extract, and salt. Gradually add the warmed cream mixture while whisking. Once the mixture is well combined, stir in the warmed maple syrup. Pour the filling into the pre-baked pie crust.

Step 6: Baking Perfection

Bake your pie in the preheated oven for 35-40 minutes or until the center is just set but still slightly wobbly. The pie will continue to set as it cools. Allow it to cool completely on a wire rack before serving.


For a nutty twist, consider adding a handful of chopped pecans or walnuts to the filling. The crunch and earthy flavor of the nuts complement the sweetness of the maple beautifully.


  1. The Power of Pure Maple Syrup: Opt for high-quality pure maple syrup to truly capture the essence of this pie. Don’t compromise on this ingredient; it’s the star of the show.
  2. Chill Your Tools: Keep your mixing bowls, beaters, and the pie dish in the refrigerator for a while before using. This helps maintain a consistently cold environment, which is crucial for a creamy and smooth filling.
  3. Patience is Key: Don’t rush the cooling process. Allowing your pie to cool properly ensures the texture is as heavenly as it should be.

As the seasons change and the trees transform into a magnificent tapestry of reds, yellows, and oranges, let your kitchen become the canvas for a masterpiece of its own. Maple Sugar Cream Pie is the embodiment of autumn’s warmth and splendor, served in every velvety, syrup-kissed bite. Whether it’s for a family gathering, a Thanksgiving feast, or a simple weeknight indulgence, this pie is a reminder of the simple pleasures that come with the turning of the leaves. So, tie on your apron, gather your ingredients, and savor the magic of fall with each delicious slice of this exquisite pie. Enjoy every moment, every bite, and every whisper of autumn that lingers in your home.

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