Hello from just over the hilltop in Norwood where I bring you the last two recipes for the March Maple Madness. I hope you’ve had a chance to try one of these favorites maple recipes of both my family and the customers at the diner. Today I have two pie recipes: Maple Walnut and Maple-glazed Apple.
Maple Walnut Pie
Make your favorite pie crust for a single pie. I don’t have a picture of the maple walnut pie but it is similar to a pecan pie. Beat four (4) eggs in medium bowl and add ½ cup sugar, 1 cup maple syrup, a little salt, and 1/3 cup of melted butter. Pour into a nine (9) inch pie crust and top with 1 1/3 cup walnuts.
I usually bake my pies on a pizza pan because I don’t like spilled messes in the oven and because it is easier to handle the hot pie plate. Cover the outer edge of the crust with foil and place in preheated 400 degree oven for 15 minutes. After the fifteen minutes, remove the foil, and turn oven to 350 degrees for about 25 minutes. Then turn oven up to 400 degrees again for about 10-15 minutes or until the center is cooked. Cool and enjoy.
Maple-glazed Apple Pie
This is a two-crust pie (see photo at top of the blog) with maple leaf cut-outs. I peal and cut about five-six cups of apples (my preference are Macintosh), putting half the apples in the bottom nine-inch crust. In a small bowl mix 3/4-1 cup sugar (I use the ¾ cup because of the maple syrup) with about 1/3 cup flour and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Sprinkle half of this well mixed sugar over the apples then add the rest of the apples and the rest of the sugar mixture. Now drizzle about ¼ cup of maple syrup over the top of the apples and dot with butter. Probably 2 teaspoons dotted here and there and everywhere!
Cover with the top crust and seal the edges. Make several slits in the top crust for escaping steam and place maple leaf cut-out inside the top edge. Put on pizza pan, cover the outer edge with foil and place in preheated 400 degree oven for 15 minutes. After the fifteen minutes, remove the foil, reduce oven temperature to 350 for 25 minutes, and brush the top of the crust with maple syrup. Repeat with more syrup every ten minutes or so. Once again increase oven temperature after the twenty-five minutes to 400 degrees, brush if you want with more syrup and bake another 10-15 minutes or until you see those little bubbles that rise in the center of the slits. I hope you like these recipes from Maple Month and next time I’ll share the summer red potato salad recipe with you. Enjoy baking for your family. Or just for you. Sharon