Vinegar Maple Pies
This classic recipe originated on the farms of the earliest American settlers. It uses simple, inexpensive ingredients to create an impossibly creamy & flavorful pie!
Recipe Type:: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves:: 16
  • 1 quart water (or 3 Cups, to shorten boiling time)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 3 heaping Tablespoons flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3 Tablespoons cold vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Maple Extract
  • ¼ tsp. cinnamon
  1. Well ahead of time, prepare two pie dishes with a single crust pastry and pre-bake according to recipe instructions. (For my favorite pie crust recipe, see below.) Allow pie shells to cool.
  2. In a medium saucepan, bring the water to a boil.
  3. Meanwhile, combine the eggs, sugar, flour, salt, & vinegar in a mixing bowl and use a whisk to combine.
  4. Pour the filling mixture into the boiling water and continue to boil, whisking constantly, until mixture thickens. (6-12 minutes, depending on amount of water.)
  5. When mixture thickly coats the back of a spoon, remove from heat.
  6. Add in the cinnamon and maple extract and stir to combine.
  7. Pour mixture through a sieve into each pie crust to prevent any curdled egg from ending up in the finished pie.
  8. Refrigerate for 4+ hours (preferably overnight) before serving.
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