When it comes to pies, pecan pie is one of my top 5 favorite pies. I just love that thick caramel-like pecan filling. It’s heavenly when paired with that tender flaky pie crust. However, most pecan pie recipes call for corn syrup as a key ingredient to make the filling. This maple pecan pie does not use it at all!
Instead, it uses sweet pure maple syrup in its place. Not only do I love that it replaces the corn syrup, but the maple syrup just adds even more flavor to the pie. Other that that, the filling is pretty much the same. It uses pecans, brown sugar, eggs, butter, cream, vanilla, and salt.
You can go easy and buy a crust for the pie from the freezer section of your local grocery store or make your own. Either way works. I usually buy a frozen crust.
If you are a pecan pie lover like me, then you are gonna flip for this maple version. It’s even better topped with a dollop of sweetened whipped cream.
Recipe adapted from Closet Cooking.