Vermont Maple Syrup - Branon's West View Maples

 

 

Pie Crust

(enough for a double crust pie) 

store bought is ok if you don't have time to make it from scratch

Ingredients

12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) very cold unsalted butter
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon sugar
1/3 cup very cold vegetable shortening
6 to 8 tablespoons (about 1/2 cup) ice water

Directions

Dice the butter and return it to the refrigerator while you prepare the flour mixture. Place the flour, salt, and sugar in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a steel blade and pulse a few times to mix. Add the butter and shortening. Pulse 8 to 12 times, until the butter is the size of peas. With the machine running, pour the ice water down the feed tube and pulse the machine until the dough begins to form a ball. Dump out on a floured board and roll into a ball. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Cut the dough in half (save other half for a second pie or another recipe). Roll on a well-floured board into a circle, rolling from the center to the edge, turning and flouring the dough to make sure it doesn't stick to the board.  Fold the dough in half, place in a pie pan, and unfold to fit the pan.

Filling

Ingredients

Cooking spray
3/4 cup pecan halves
1/4 cup finely chopped pecans
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup dark corn syrup
3 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
2 large egg whites, lightly beaten  

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Roll dough into a 12-inch circle. Fit dough into a 9-inch pie plate coated with cooking spray, draping excess dough over edges. Fold edges under, and flute. Chill in freezer 15 minutes.
  3. Combine pecans and remaining ingredients in a bowl, stirring well to combine. Pour filling into prepared crust. Bake at 350° for 38 minutes or until center of pie is almost set (shield edges of pie crust with foil if crust gets too brown). Cool on wire rack.


Written by Branon's West View Maples — February 10, 2012