How to Make Canadian Maple Sugar Pie, Part 2

Around the World in 80 Dishes takes you to Quebec, Canada, with a demonstration of a classic recipe for Maple Sugar Pie prepared by a Culinary Institute of America chef.

Released on 1/16/2009

Credits

Starring: Pierre LeBlanc and Tanya Steel

Transcript

00:05
(dignified classical music)
00:11
[Chef] Okay, and for our filling
00:15
we are going to put the eggs
00:21
a little bit of vanilla
00:24
our brown sugar
00:26
melted butter.
00:29
[Woman] And the piece de resistance, oui?
00:31
The maple syrup.
00:32
The maple syrup.
00:33
And this is just a pinch of salt,
00:35
helps to bring out the flavors.
00:38
[Woman] Okay, so you incorporate it really well.
00:44
So you're looking for kind of a ribbony.
00:47
Very smooth, not lumpy.
00:57
And we take the crust,
01:00
put our nuts in the bottom.
01:02
Now we're using walnuts.
01:04
[Woman] Are these toasted walnuts?
01:05
Yes, roasted.
01:06
And then we just pour our filling right in.
01:20
Gosh, that looks good.
01:23
[Chef] And be sure to distribute everything in there.
01:28
So this goes into an oven.
01:30
What's the temperature, four something?
01:32
It starts at 425,
01:34
and then we turn it down to 350.
01:36
Okay, and it cooks for a long time, I'm imagining?
01:38
15 minutes for the first temperature,
01:42
and then another 30-35 minutes, about that.
01:45
I see, okay.
01:46
Well luckily we don't have to wait
01:47
because we've actually got one in the oven.
01:49
So you can stick that one in here,
01:50
let me get, okay, oh wow.
01:56
I love the Canadian, the maple leaves.
01:58
Maple leaves, absolutely.
02:01
So it comes out of the oven.
02:03
It's best to let it rest.
02:04
You don't want to serve it right out of the oven.
02:06
A little warmer than room temperature,
02:08
that's the best temperature to serve it
02:09
because it's very sumptuous.
02:11
Oh, I see, so really you only need to wait
02:13
and keep people at bay for 15 minutes, right?
02:16
Right.
02:17
Because it's gonna be very hard
02:18
to keep them away from this pie.
02:21
Right, you want to make sure.
02:22
Let's taste it.
02:24
I've already got my fork poised.
02:25
(they laugh)
02:27
Okay, so you're gonna put, can I do the dollop?
02:30
Please.
02:32
[Woman] A little healthy.
02:34
[Chef] Yes, this is no calorie.
02:35
No, that's the beauty of it.
02:37
That's why I'm gonna have a whole slice.
02:38
(laughs)
02:39
Okay, I'm gonna try one.
02:45
Oh my gosh.
02:48
Chef Leblanc, this is the best pie.
02:51
Oh my gosh, it's so delicious.
02:54
Well Chef, thank you so much for showing us
02:55
how to make Maple Sugar Pie.
02:56
My pleasure.
02:57
I really appreciate it.