I was asked to share Great-Great-Great Grandma (Name omitted by request) Maple Pecan Pie recipe. Beware this makes two 9″ deep dish pies. Grandma always said “You must share a pie or the other one won’t taste good. I trust this elder cook so I always follow her instructions for everything concerning this pie.
Great-Great- Great-Grandma’s Maple Pecan Pie
1 Stick real butter (room temp)
2 cups dark brown sugar
6 large eggs (duck eggs are best)
1 teaspoon Sea Salt
3 Cups real Maple Syrup (No Substitutes)
2 Tablespoon all purpose flour
2 Tablespoons real vanilla
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 pound of pecans
Cream butter and brown sugar, add eggs one at a time, add all other ingredients one at a time reserving pecans. Pour into two 9″ deep pie shells, top with reserved pecans, Bake in preheated 375 oven 75 minutes or till butter knife inserted half way between the middle and the edge comes out clean. You must allow to cool before cutting. I put the pies in the refrigerator to avoid temptation and hasten cooling time.
1 pint whipping cream
2 Tablespoons real maple syrup
pinch of Sea Salt
Whip on high speed serve over cool Maple Pecan Pie. Grandma did use a chilled copper bowl and a hand whip but I have used an electric mixer but always chill the bowl before adding ingredients.
I use a pre-made pie crust. I have never been able to master the art of making a good pie crust. Taking both pies to a family gathering or pot luck is considered giving one away. I know most Ministers and Rabi’s also love special treats like homemade pie. Remind them if it is a gift there are no calories or cholesterol.
Whole pecans make the prettiest pies but broken pecans make it look a bit more rustic.
Great-Great-Great-Grandma claims this recipe was developed when her sister brought a Southern Gentleman home for the week end. She wanted to make him feel at home so began to gather in the ingredients for a pecan pie. Karo was hard to get on the island but they had Maple trees and made maple syrup every year. Ever since this has been a family tradition for special events. No one is sure what happened to the Southern Gentleman. One rumor was he had a talk with Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandpa and was seen at a dead run heading towards the ferry dock.