ELF – Spaghetti pie

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Elf is an American Christmas comedy movie, about a man (Will Ferrell) raised by Santa’s elves at the North Pole is sent to the America in search of his true identity.

Ferrell stars as Buddy, a regular-sized man who was raised as an elf by Santa Claus (Edward Asner). When the news is finally broken to Buddy that he’s not a real elf, he decides to head back to his place of birth, New York City, in search of his biological family. Elf also stars James Caan, Mary Steenburgen, Zooey Deschanel, and Bob

Buddy the Elf is all about the four major food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corn, and maple syrup — his favorite spaghetti topping.

Interesting food scene: Family dinner, when Will Ferrell drinks an entire liter of Coke and then proceeds to pour maple syrup all over his spaghetti dinner. When asked, “You like sugar, huh?” Buddy innocently responds, “Is there sugar in syrup?” According to Buddy, “Elves stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns, and syrup.”

Let’s check out the most famous ELF’s spaghetti pie

Total time: 45 minutes
Serves 6-8 people or 1 hungry elf


  • 1/2 pound spaghetti
  • 1/2 cup grade B maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 swipes of fresh nutmeg across a grater


  1. Preheat the oven to 375˚.
  2. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil and cook the spaghetti until al dente. Drain and reserve.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk the maple syrup, cream, eggs, and nutmeg until well blended. Grease a cast iron or oven-safe nonstick skillet and add the spaghetti in an even layer. Pour the eggy custard base over the spaghetti.
  4. Bake for 25 minutes, or until the custard has set and the top of the pie is just starting to brown.

Optional: after removing from the oven, top with candy, candy canes, candy corn, or more syrup, and serve alongside the world’s best cup of coffee.