Dreamy Maple Pie

Not your everyday run of the mill pie. This is dreamy rich & good! Be sure to serve with strong coffee, tea or a tall glass of cold milk. Absolutely perfect on a cold day.

1 Pre-baked and completely cooled 9-inch pie shell
2)14 oz. cans sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup pure maple syrup (better syrup makes for a better pie)
1 tsp. salt
1 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract (not imitation, please)
1/4 cup toasted chopped pecans – optional but good

In medium-sized saucepan, combine the milk, maple syrup and salt. Stirring constantly, cook over low heat until the mixture bubbles up, then cook it uncovered for 4 minutes. Watch this carefully so it doesn’t scorch. Pour through a strainer into the baked pie shell and let cool completely, this will take at least 3 full hours in the refrigerator.

Then, in a chilled bowl with chilled beaters, whip the cream, sugar and vanilla until stiff peaks form. Spread on the cooled pie and and top with the toasted pecans if using. Chill for 1 hour. Serve.