I was in the middle of making a Chess pie and realized I was out of vanilla extract. I substituted some maple extract I had on hand, added some pecans and the result was delicious. This pie is decadent and rich, so fortunately a small slice will do. I think this would be a great pie for Thanksgiving. Top with sweetened whipped cream or whipped topping if desired.

David Robinson
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Press the pie crust into the bottom and up the sides of a 9 inch deep dish pie plate.

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  • In a medium bowl, beat the butter, sugar, and eggs until light and fluffy. Stir in the cornmeal, vinegar, and maple extract until well blended. Fold in pecans so they are evenly distributed. Pour into the unbaked pie crust.

  • Bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven, then reduce the heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Bake for 30 additional minutes, or until the top of the pie is golden brown, and the filling is set. When removing the pie from the oven, give it a gentle shake. If there is no movement, the pie is set. The pie will thicken and shrink slightly upon cooling.

Nutrition Facts

457 calories; 27.6 g total fat; 100 mg cholesterol; 225 mg sodium. 50.1 g carbohydrates; 4.8 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (12)

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Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2004
Absolutely delicious! This will be a new favorite! We served it with vanilla bean ice cream. Glad you "accidently" discovered it. Read More
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14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
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  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2004
Absolutely delicious! This will be a new favorite! We served it with vanilla bean ice cream. Glad you "accidently" discovered it. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2004
Absolutely delicious! This will be a new favorite! We served it with vanilla bean ice cream. Glad you "accidently" discovered it. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2010
Great! Mixed whipped topping with maple syrup to top the pie. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/09/2010
This is a great pie!! So easy a no brainer! And taste wonderful!! I've made it several times and the result is always the same...it never last long:-D Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2010
This pie was fun and tasted even better than Pecan Pie. I like the top layer that melts in your mouth. I'll be making this for Thanksgiving instead of Pecan Pie. My husband loved it too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/29/2009
Tried it liked it was all gone in a flash.This was a very good pie. Did not change anything.Did one wit pecans and one without.Great pie. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/08/2010
Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/14/2011
Very very rich! One thin slice was just enough to satisfy my sweet cravings. This type of pie didn't work out for the rest of the family. Even when taming it down with vanilla icecream my husband couldn't get passed the potency of the eggy taste. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/21/2014
This is a wonderful pie. I baked it for company and they loved it. I made an adjustment to the 1.5 cups of sugar. I changed it to.5 cup of brown sugar.5 cup of maple sugar and.25 cup of white sugar. The resulting pie was very similar to a rich pecan pie. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2011
This pie was easy to prepare and was delicious. Defintely a keeper. Read More
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