Salted Maple Pie

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The last time I was in Detroit, I went to a new bakery called Sister Pie.  I fell in love with the place immediately.  Unfortunately, I arrived minutes before the shop was closing and had a very limited selection of pie slices to choose from.  One of them was a salted maple pie.  I couldn’t make heads or tails of it.  There wasn’t any fruit or nuts in it, no meringue on top and it didn’t look candied like a pecan pie.  It was denser like a pumpkin pie.

I skeptically took a bite and went to nirvana.  The pie was wonderful. Sweet, salty, not eggy, just delicious.  I now wanted to make one on my own.  My version was little different.  The texture was more like a custard or flan, but just as delicious. It also wasn’t eggy which is a big concern (I hate eggs).  I shared it with a few friends at work, who really enjoyed it and asked me to make it again around the holiday!

Salted Maple Pie

  • 1 piecrust ((your favorite))
  • ½ cup unsalted butter (, melted)
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup real maple syrup
  • 3 large eggs
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • flaky or kosher salt for garnish
  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Form piecrust to pie dish and refrigerate. Combine together the melted butter, sugar, and salt in a food processor or mixer. Add maple syrup and blend for 30 seconds. Add the eggs one at a time, whisk for about 15 seconds each. Add cream, white vinegar, and vanilla extract. Mix until combined and mixture is smooth. Pour filling into the chilled piecrust.
  2. Bake for approximately 50 – 60 minutes – the pie will puff up and be just slightly wobbly. Remove pie from the oven and cool (ideally for at least 4 hours). Sprinkle lightly with flaky or kosher salt.

Adapted from butter mountain farm

6 Comments Add yours

  1. It’s there now! Thanks:)

  2. Martha says:

    I was wondering where the salted part comes in? It doesn’t say to sprinkle any on top. Thought I would ask before I made it.

  3. Omg. Thanks! Sister Pie was definitely the motivation behind this post. I love your pies! I surprised my folks for their anniversary with once slice of every pie you displayed that day. #detroitnative

  4. Omg. Thanks! . And I love Sister Pie!! I surprised my folks for their anniversary with once slice of every pie you displayed that day

  5. Casey says:

    How funny, I stumbled across your blog looking for a cake recipe and then saw this in the “related” section! I actually work at Sister Pie, so the Salted Maple is very familiar to me. You might try using brown sugar and a spoonful of cornmeal next time, but you didn’t hear that from me. (;
    Your blog looks great!

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