Maple Sugar Pie

Sweet…yet creamy. This recipe is almost as old as Canada. This version is from Jehane Benoit’s 1978 Madame Benoit Cooks at Home where she says, “The following is made the way my grand-mere taught me”.

Serves 6 to 8


  • Pastry for single-crust pie
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups maple syrup
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup butter

Line a 9-inch pie plate with pastry of your choice. Stir soda and vanilla into syrup and pour into pastry. Blend remaining ingredients with your fingertips until mixture is crumbly, then spread over syrup. Place a piece of foil under pan, because this pie often bubbles over while cooking. Bake at 350 F for 30 minutes and let cool. It is best cold.

Posted on September 9, 2015 and filed under desserts & sweets.