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Maple Syrup Pie

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Maple Syrup Pie is the ultimate pie for all maple flavor lovers! It’s absolutely delicious, only uses a handful of ingredients, and is one of our favorite fall pies!


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This Canadian maple syrup pie is a family favorite

Who doesn’t love real maple syrup drizzled over a stack of pancakes or waffles? That delicious maple flavor is hard to beat!

So why not combine the best of both worlds? Pie and maple syrup are a match made in heaven! Sweet and delicious and absolutely perfect!

I love that this recipe only uses simple ingredients, fairly common in my home.

I also love that homemade maple syrup pie is an easy make ahead dessert. It’s perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas as an easy, cool pie.

My husband lived in Canada for a few years serving as a missionary for our church. And anyone who has been to Canada can attest, they love their maple syrup!

Also, this is the best maple syrup pie. Sweet and buttery and delicious. It always gets rave reviews.

And since most people haven’t heard of maple syrup pie, it easily becomes a party showstopper.


pie crust in a pie plate


What is Maple Syrup Pie?

Maple syrup pie is sometimes also called maple syrup sugar pie, maple pie, or just sugar pie.

It’s a sweet pie made using pure maple syrup, butter, flour, cream, and eggs.

Occasionally people will also make it with maple sugar or even dark brown sugar.

I find that the brown sugar gives a more molasses taste, making it more similar to Shoo-Fly pie, which you may be familiar with if you live in the south.

Though brown sugar is cheaper that real maple syrup, the extra cost is worth the flavor.

Also, maple sugar just isn’t really necessary. I’ve already got the maple syrup out, why grab another ingredient unless I have to?

I like to keep my Quebec sugar pie as simple but flavorful as possible. All that boiled maple sap really does the work for us!


maple syrup pie filling added to pie crust


What Ingredients are in Maple Syrup Pie?

One of our favorite maple syrup recipes, grab these simple ingredients out now!

  • Pie Crust: Try my favorite Flaky Butter Crust if you don’t already have one you love.
  • Maple Syrup: Don’t skimp on imitation syrup! Its flavors are flat compared to real maple sweetness.
  • Butter: Keep the butter real too! It gives a much softer texture and flavor to the pie.
  • Heavy Whipping Cream: This cream is used to thicken the maple syrup pie.
  • All-Purpose Flour: A little flour helps bring some substance to the easy pie dessert.
  • Salt: I like using sea salt but you can use another salt too.
  • Eggs: The eggs are necessary to keep the whole pie together. Otherwise it would fall right off the fork!

Pro Tips:

  • If using a purchased dough, roll dough out slightly. Pie weights are not needed for this recipe.
  • Whisk eggs before adding them to the pie.
  • If you don’t have time to make a pie shell, grab one from the store. You’ll need one to fit a 9-inch pie plate.
  • This is a single crust pie so if you’ve got extra crust, double the recipe. One to eat now, one to freeze for later.
  • It takes a hefty dose of syrup to get the sweet filling. Be sure to add it all.


zoomed out baked pie


How to Make Maple Syrup Pie

The first time you make this original recipe, you’re going to be completely hooked.

It’s one of those decadent desserts you’ll serve over and over again!

  1. Heat Maple Syrup: The maple syrup needs to be hot when you add the next ingredients.
  2. Add Wet Ingredients: Stir in the butter and heavy cream to the medium saucepan.
  3. Combine Dry Ingredients: Whisk flour and salt into a little bit of maple filling mixture and then put it all back in the pan.
  4. Add Eggs: Keep stirring everything together with the egg mixture until the consistency is smooth.
  5. Layer: Place the pastry recipe down first, followed by the pie filling while it’s still warm.
  6. Bake: It takes a while to bake! You want the center golden brown and relatively firm.
  7. Cool: The pie MUST be room temperature before slicing. Make this in advance for sure.

Pro Tips:

  • No need to cook the pie dough first. It should bake just fine once the oven temperature is right.
  • Don’t forget to pre-heat oven. You want it up to temperature before you put the pie pan in.
  • I like to use a glass pie plate so I can see how the pie crust is holding up.


zoomed in baked pie - side view


Can I Freeze Maple Syrup Pie?

Absolutely! This maple pie recipe can easily be frozen for later thawing and heating.

To freeze, first allow the pie to cool completely. This can take 2 hours or more.

Don’t wrap the pie until it’s completely cool or condensation will begin to take place from the steam and totally ruin it.

Once cooled, wrap it tightly with a layer of plastic wrap followed by a double layer of aluminum foil.

You’ll want to make sure it’s airtight to keep freezer burn at bay.

The frozen pie can be kept fresh in your freezer for up to 3 months.

To reheat, remove from the freezer and bake in a preheated oven until warmed through.


a slice of pie in pie plate with one removed.


How to Store Maple Syrup Pie

Store any leftover maple syrup pie in the fridge.

Don’t leave it on the counter longer than is necessary because eventually the eggs and cream will go bad.

Be sure to wrap the pie tightly to prevent any other flavors from affecting the pie in the fridge.

Then keep the pie for up to 5 days in your fridge.


single slice of pie on plate


Can I Make Maple Syrup Pie in Advance?

You definitely can! Since this maple syrup pie recipe needs time to cool and set, it’s great for making in advance.

If you’re making it ahead of time for a party, I recommend serving within 24 hours of baking.

That’s when the flavors will be freshest and the pie will be at its best.

Is Maple Syrup Pie Healthy?

Maple syrup pie is only sweetened with maple syrup. While most other pies like Apple Crumb Pie or pumpkin pie are sweetened with white cane sugar.

While having any sugar does affect your body, maple syrup is processed much differently than white sugar.

It’s normally easier to process and is a healthy alternative to regular sugar for many people.

This is still a pie though. And as a dessert, it’s got a lot more syrup and butter and cream than you’d probably want to eat on the regular.

So chock it up as a healthier dessert but leave it in the dessert column and you’ll be good to go.


single slice of pie on plate with a scoop of vanilla ice cream


When to Serve Maple Syrup Pie

When not to serve maple syrup pie may be a better question!

You can serve maple pie any time of year, but obviously, holidays and during the fall season are when we tend to think of pies.

Probably because during the summer we just don’t want the oven to be running that long!

Here’s some of the times we’ve served maple syrup pie:

  • Canada Day
  • Boxing Day
  • Thanksgiving Dinner
  • Easter
  • New Year’s Day
  • Christmas
  • Labor Day
  • Good Friday

It’s fun to serve Maple Syrup Pie on Canadian Holidays as it’s a good way to celebrate them and fun for the kids too.


slice of pie with vanilla ice cream. A fork portion removed with fork still on plate


More Pies and Tarts You’ll Love…

Maple Syrup Pie is a delicious pie that your entire family can love. Simple ingredients combine to make an excellent pie everyone will rave about!


Yield: 8 Slices

Maple Syrup Pie

zoomed out baked pie

Maple Syrup Pie is the ultimate pie for all maple flavor lovers! It’s absolutely delicious, only uses a handful of ingredients, and is one of our favorite fall pies!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Inactive Time 2 hours
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes


  • Single Pie Crust - check out our Flaky Butter Crust
  • 1 1/2 cups pure maple syrup
  • 6 Tbsp. butter
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 Tbsp unbleached white flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs


  1. Preheat oven to 350*F
  2. In a heavy saucepan over medium heat, bring the maple syrup to a gentle boil.
  3. Cook the maple syrup for 5 minutes, reducing heat if necessary.
  4. Remove the saucepan from the heat
  5. Stir in the butter until melted.
  6. Add the heavy cream and stir.
  7. Transfer 1/2 cup of the mixture to a small bowl; whisk in the flour and salt and then whisk this back into the mixture in the saucepan.
  8. Beat the eggs in a small bowl and then whisk them into the mixture in the saucepan until well incorporated and the consistency is smooth.
  9. Roll out the pie dough and place it in a 9-inch pie plate. Pour the warm filling into the pie shell.
  10. Bake in oven for 50 - 60 minutes, until the center is golden brown, bubbly and relatively firm when lightly jiggled back and forth. Some jiggle is ok, but we don't want too much.
  11. Cool pie completely on at room temperature before slicing. This will take at LEAST 1-2 hours.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 417Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 90mgSodium: 272mgCarbohydrates: 53gFiber: 1gSugar: 38gProtein: 3g
Recipe by PBS

Originally Posted: November 19, 2014

Photos & Text Updated: August 11, 2022

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Wednesday 3rd of January 2024

Made this earlier to freeze & enjoy for New Years Eve with friends. I warmed it & topped with whipped cream. It was perfect! It’s every bit as good as sugar pie in Quebec. Glad I made 2: 1 for friends & 1 for later.


Monday 8th of January 2024

Awe Peggy! Thank you for the comment. So glad it was a hit!

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