If you love my original Sugar Cream Pie recipe, you’ll flip for this Maple Cream Pie version! Creamy and smooth like custard-y creme brulee filling flavored with rich maple.
I have done it. I revamped my Sugar Cream Pie recipe.
I know they say “don’t mess with perfection”, but in this case I found a maple version just had to happen. Or else.
(Or else what, you ask? Who knows. It just sounded good).
This pie goes CRAZY on Pinterest and Facebook whenever I share it, and since maple reminds me of cozy fall weather, crunchy leaves, and soft scarves, I knew I had to make a maple version.
It has the same steps and ingredients as my regular SCP, but with a little extra sweetness from maple extract and maple syrup.
Note: Usually I wouldn’t blink twice if you used Mrs. Buttersworth or table syrup like that, but in this case, splurge for real-deal maple syrup. Costco has like, gallon-size jugs of it for under $10. It is worth it!
Most people don’t believe this custard is made without eggs because it is so creamy, thick, and dreamy – almost like a cross between cooked pudding and creme brulee filling. It holds up once it gets baked and cooled, then tossed in the fridge for a bit to chill. Just before serving, I preferred to dust each slice with some ground cinnamon to drive home that cozy fall flavor.
Whatever you do, make this bad boy!
*adapted from my Sugar Cream Pie recipe
Maple Sugar Cream Pie
- 1 deep dish frozen pie crust
- 4 Tbsp cornstarch
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 4 Tbsp butter melted
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
- 1 tsp maple extract
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- FOR TOPPING:
- 4 Tbsp butter melted
- 1/4 cup cinnamon sugar 1/4 cup granulated sugar mixed with 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Place the frozen pie crust on a rimmed baking sheet and par-bake for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven but keep the oven on.
- While crust partially bakes, make your filling. In a medium saucepan off the heat, whisk together the cornstarch, granulated sugar, melted butter and heavy cream. Turn the heat onto medium and whisk constantly until thickened, about 5-7 minutes. Mixture will suddenly become thick very fast, so use caution so it does not burn. Add in the maple syrup, maple and vanilla extracts and stir to combine.
- Pour the filling into the pie crust and smooth out the top. Drizzle the top of the filling with the remaining butter (for the topping) and the cinnamon sugar. Bake for approximately 25-30 minutes or until the filling is bubbly and the top is light golden brown. The mixture may be a little jiggly in the middle; this is okay. If desired for a crackly crust, turn on the broiler and broil for 2-4 minutes until lightly browned on top. Cool completely, then refrigerate for at least 1-2 hours to set.
Thick, rich maple-flavored custard filling with a spicy cinnamon sugar topping. So decadent and delicious!
Have a super sweet day!
I simply CANNOT wait to make this, but I have a question. How could I make this without a crust. Sounds weird I know…
Hi Susan! Are you GF, or is there a reason you wouldn’t want the crust? You could always try a graham cracker crust instead! I have not tried making this without the crust, but if you try let me know!
My mother-in-law only eats her custards Without Crust. Just Pour It In The Empty Pie dish And Bake as Usual.
Cheryl Haag says
I tried the sugar cream pie. It was excellent. I will try this one. Thanks
Darrell Lea Chocolates says
Hello, I am one of those who have a sweet tooth.. And I love maples.. I’ve tried the maple cake and I like it… I will also try to make this without eggs and one that with have eggs. To find out what is more delicious. Thanks for this.
Question: I can’t Find maple extract, do you have any other suggestions or substitutes?
Hi Joujou, maple extract is super concentrated which is why I suggest it but you can use pure maple syrup. It just may not be as maple-y as you’d get with the extract.
Please for the love of Jesus DO NOT buy maple syrup from Costco ??♀️
Geniersugarhouse.com and I will hook you up:)
Mine’s been in the oven a half hour and smells divine but still hasn’t set up–it’s liquid. Licking the spatula, though, told me that this is definitely going to be worth the wait.
Hi Jen, was it cooked on the stove until thickened?
Hi Jen! I know it’s been a while since you posted your question, but I just came across this recipe – which I plan to make right away! 🙂 The filling is thickened with corn starch, which has to be handled in a particular way or it won’t work properly. First, it has to be dissolved in a cold or room temperature liquid – anything warmer and it won’t dissolve completely. Then the liquid it’s in has to be brought all the way to a boil, and boiled for at least one minute – two would be better. If you stick to these two rules, the cornstarch should thicken your pie beautifully.
Jennifer Finley says
I have made your regular Sugar Cream Pie several times and it is absolutely delicious. I have friend asking me to bring it for Thanksgiving. So, I love maple and want to make this one. I don’t see where you put this on under the broiler at all and it makes that wonderful layer on top of the pie. Is there something with the maple that it can’t go under the broiler?
Hi Jennifer, oh my goodness – that is an error on my part. You can absolutely broil the top in this pie to get the crackly layer. I will fix the recipe card straight away.
Olivia C says
This pie is absolutely insane; it will win Thanksgiving this year. Also, dipped apples in the leftover filling — highly recommend.
Could this be done as a slab pie? I feed the homeless and have to make large quantities. This would be a treat!
Hi Angie, I think that would be alright if the ingredients were doubled or possibly tripled, and the rim on the baking sheet was deep enough!