Quebec Sugar Pie: A Mouthwatering Dessert
Updated: Dec 18, 2022
A Lazy Baker’s Recipe for Everyone
While we are a travel blog and not a cooking blog by any means, we tried our hand at making one of Quebec’s traditional desserts, Tarte au Sucre, or sugar pie! And let me tell you, it was a huge hit. So much so that we just had to make it again and share it with you.
If you're a fellow fan of maple syrup, then get your baking hands out, this one’s for you. We put together a simple recipe for those traveling who have a limited kitchen, or just anyone who loves baking, but not necessarily the tedious parts (aka making pie crust in this case).
Follow along for a truly delicious dessert: Quebec Sugar Pie! Maybe you want to make your own to enjoy at home, or maybe you want to share this at a holiday party. Whatever the reason, whatever the season, we know Quebec sugar pie is something you really need to try.
Quebec Sugar Pie
To make things clear, we tried a couple of recipes, found what we loved best, and created this recipe for anyone to follow. I call it my lazy baker’s recipes. Because let’s be real, not everyone has time for intricate baking. So let’s begin.
This beloved dessert is actually enjoyed throughout France, Belgium, Canada, and the Midwest US. However, the Quebec Sugar Pie is special because of the delicious maple syrup in it.
We successfully baked Quebec sugar pie twice in our Airbnb while living in Beaupre, Quebec. If we accomplished this, I truly believe you can as well.
Lazy Baker's Recipe: Quebec Sugar Pie
1 Deep Dish Pie Shell (IGA Compliments Brand)
¼ cup all-purpose flour
2 tbsp cornstarch
¼ tsp salt
1.5 cups heavy cream
½ cup pure maple syrup*
1 cup light brown sugar
*If you can’t get pure maple syrup, no worries, just use a total of 1.5 cups of brown sugar.
1. Set pie crust on the counter, and preheat the oven to 400°F. In a medium saucepan, mix together all other ingredients. Turn the heat up to medium-high and begin mixing with a whisk. It will look clumpy at first, just keep mixing it.
2. Bring to a boil and mix frequently for one minute. Then remove from the heat and continue mixing for a minute or two to avoid burning the sugar on the bottom.
3. Let the mixture cool for a few minutes. Set the pie crust on a flat baking sheet. Pour the pie mixture into the crust.
4. Put in the oven and bake for 35 minutes. It should turn golden brown. Let it cool, or serve it hot and enjoy!
We recommend eating it while it’s still warm from the oven. It will be runnier and messier, but it’s fresh and delicious. To spice things up, add whipped cream or vanilla ice cream on top of a hot pie slice!
If you refrigerate leftovers and want to heat them up, you can pop a slice in the microwave for about a minute, or bake it in the oven at 325°F for about 10 minutes.
We loved baking Quebec sugar pie while living in the region. It’s a staple here, and you simply must try it! If you want to grab a slice quickly take a look below at the best places to find Quebec sugar pie in Quebec City!
Sugar Pie in Quebec City:
Cafe La Maison Smith is a small chain in the Quebec City area. They have several locations around the city making for a great choice to pick up a slice of sugar pie, and maybe a drink as well!
Will you be attempting to bake your own Quebec sugar pie? Let us know how it goes in the comments below! And definitely let us know if you’re a major fan like we are!