Maple: Sugaring-Off Pie

posted by lynn102 03-14-103 5:50 AM

Sugaring-Off Pie

2/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups milk
1 cup maple syrup
3 egg yolks, beaten
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 teaspoon maple extract
Cereal-Nut Crust (recipe below)
Whipped cream and peanuts for garnish

Combine sugar, cornstarch and salt in saucepan. Gradually stir in milk and syrup. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils.
Gradually beat hot mixture into egg yolks. Replace on heat. Cook and stir over low heat until mixture is very thick. Stir in butter and maple extract. Cool slightly.
Pour into baked pie shell. Chill until firm.

To serve, garnish with whipped cream and peanuts. Makes 8 servings.

Cereal Nut Crust:
1 cup crushed Rice Chex (or similar cereal)
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup finely chopped salted peanuts
1/4 cup soft butter or margarine
2 teaspoons hot water

Butter 9-inch pie plate.

Combine crumbs, sugar, and peanuts. Add butter and water. Blend until uniform.
With back of teaspoon pack crumbs firmly and evenly onto bottom and sides of pie plate. Form an edge around top of crust, not on rim of plate. Bake in preheated 350 degree F. oven for 10 minutes. Cool.

Source: Woman's Day Encyclopedia of Cookery

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