Maple Pumpkin Pie

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What is your favorite holiday pie? Mine by far is pumpkin and cherry. I can’t have Thanksgiving without it. This maple pumpkin pie is my all time favorite. The maple and cinnamon gives it just that little something extra.
Pumpkin pie is very easy to make. You can take a short cut and use a pre-made pie crust. I won’t tell a soul.

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Maple Pumpkin Pie
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Serves: 8
 
Maple pumpkin Pie..they perfect holiday pie.
Ingredients
PIE CRUST
  • 1¼ cups unbleached all-purpose flour (6¼ ounces)
  • ½ teaspoon table salt
  • 1tablespoon sugar
  • 6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter (3/4 stick), cut into ¼-inch slices
  • ¼ cup chilled solid vegetable shortening , cut into 2 pieces
  • 2 tablespoons vodka , cold
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
PIE FILLING
  • 1 15 oz. can pumpkin (NOT pumpkin pie filling)
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup half and half or whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon maple extract
Instructions
PIE CRUST
  1. Mix the flour, salt, and sugar together in a medium bowl.
  2. With a pastry fork,two forks or your fingers, mix the butter and shortening into the flour mixture (dough will resemble cottage cheese curds with some very small pieces of butter remaining, but there should be no uncoated flour).
  3. Empty mixture into medium bowl.
  4. Sprinkle vodka and water over mixture. With rubber spatula, use folding motion to mix, pressing down on dough until dough is slightly tacky and sticks together.
  5. Flatten dough into 4-inch disk.
  6. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 45 minutes or up to 2 days.
  7. Preheat the oven to 375.
  8. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the pie dough large enough to fit a 8" or 9" pie pan.
  9. Place it in your pie pan and put it in the freezer for about 15 minutes.
  10. Meanwhile in a large bowl, mix together the pumpkin, sugar, maple syrup, cinnamon and salt.
  11. Add the eggs and beat with a fork until mixed thoroughly.
  12. Slowly add the half and half and maple extract, stir until combined.
  13. Remove pie crust from the freezer and fill the crust with the pumpkin filling.
  14. Cover the edges of of the pie crust with foil or a pie crust sheild.
  15. Bake for 35 minutes, then remove the foil and bake for an additional 35 minutes or until the center is set or when a tooth pick or a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
  16. Cool on a wire rack.
Notes
The maple extract is optional. It might be hard to find in your area. -Pie filling inspired by Better Homes and Gardens -Pie crust from Cooks Illustrated

 

 

Comments

  1. 1

    Now, this I will have to try. I love pumpkin pie and Iron Chef makes a lovely light, flaky crust, but he doesn’t add vodka to it. What’s your reason for the vodka?

    We have gallons of maple syrup in our pantry. We’re like Buddy in Elf. Drink it right out of the jug. I may have to steal bit before anyone chugs it so I can try this recipe.

    Do you ever substitute the maple extract for another type?

  2. 2

    just send the pie already. will ya?
    ;-)

  3. 3

    I love both pumkin and apple pies for Thanksgiving. Your addition of maple syrup to pumpkin pie sounds delicious! I’ve never thought of doing that.

  4. 4

    Oh my! I love pumpkin too! That and Chocolate Cream! It’s hard to decide which one one I like more!

  5. 5

    Love the maple addition in this! Yum!

  6. 6

    Looks so good!!! I can’t wait to try it!!!

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  7. 7

    Oh yum – definitely trying this one! I love pumpkin anything!! I’ll probably cheat on the crust though – pie crust scare me :)

  8. 8

    Ohhhh yums! What a beautiful slice =D Sounds so good. I can’t wait for Thanksgiving!

  9. 9

    I must try this for Thanksgiving :)

  10. 10

    mmmm, i love the addition of maple, delicious!

  11. 11

    The maple is an amazing addition to this pie. Can’t wait to make this!

  12. 12

    My favorite, with Maple? WOW bonus wow! love it!

  13. 13

    sounds delicious!!!!

  14. 14

    I love the addition of maple to pumpkin pie :)

  15. 15

    Maple & pumpkin is a heavenly combo for certain!

  16. 16

    Yum! I’m making this for our Thanksgiving dessert table. I just printed out the recipe. My brother will be so excited. Thanks Leslie!

  17. 18

    I love pumpkin and maple together! This pie is making me wish it was fall again!

  18. 20

    Does it matter if I use fresh pumpkin instead of canned?

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