MAPLE HAZELNUT PIE

Ellen Bales

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@Starwriter

Being a hazelnut lover, I had to pinch this recipe. It might not be for everyone, but the hazelnuts will give it a very unique flavor--nutty, salty and sweet.
Recipe and photo by: www.epicurious.com


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Serves:

6-8

Prep:

35 Min

Cook:

50 Min

Ingredients

3/4 c
pure maple syrup (preferably grade b)
1/2 c
packed golden brown sugar
1/2 c
light corn syrup
1/4 tsp
salt
2 Tbsp
bourbon
1/4 c
(1/2 stick) unsalted buter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
nonstick vegetable oil spray
1
refrigerated pie crust (half of a 15-oz. pkg.)
1 large
egg white, lightly beaten to loosen
1 c
hazelnuts, husked, coarsely chopped (about 5 ounces)
3 large
eggs
1 tsp
vanilla extract

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a medium saucepan, bring maple syrup, brown sugar, corn syrup, and salt to a boil over medium heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Continue boiling 1 minute, reducing heat as neded to prevent mixture from boiling over. Remove pan from heat. Add bourbon, then butter; whisk until butter melts. Let cool to lukewarm, whisking occasionally, about 20 minutes.
2
Spray a 9-inch glass pie plate with nonstick spray. Unroll the pie crust and line the pie pan; crimp edges. Brush crust with enough egg white to coat. Scatter hazelnuts over the top.
3
In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs and vanilla until blended. Whisk cooled maple sugar mixture into the egg mixture. Pour mixture over hazelnuts in crust. bake pie in a preheated 350-degree oven until filling is set and slightly puffed, about 50 minutes. Cool completely on rack.
4
NOTE: Pie can be made 1 day ahead and kept at room temperature, covered.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pies
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: For Kids, Healthy
Hashtags: #sweet, #savory, #salty, #nutty