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Walnut Pie


  • Author: Fadela
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 10 slices

Description

Delicious walnut pie with a crispy crust and a creamy and crunchy filling (for a 9 inch / 22 cm pie 10 slices)


Ingredients

Pie crust:

  • 200 g (1 1/3 cup) Flour - all-purpose
  • 1 tbsp. sugar - granulated
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 135 g ( 1 stick + 2 tbsp) butter - unsalted and cold
  • 60 ml (1/4 cup) water - iced

Walnut filling :

  • 115 g (1 stick) butter - unsalted and softened
  • 100 g (1/3 cup) Brown sugar
  • 3 Eggs - at room temperature
  • 2 tsp. liquid Vanilla
  • 150 ml (1/3 cup) Corn syrup - or maple syrup, honey, molasses
  • 1 tbsp. Flour
  • 1 pinch of Salt
  • 220 g (2 cups) Walnuts

Instructions

Pie crust:

  1. In a bowl, mix together the dry ingredients, flour, sugar and salt then add the cold butter pieces.
  2. With your hands, crush the butter and mix it with the other ingredients until you have a sandy mixture with a few small pieces of butter still visible.
  3. Then add the cold water and gather the dough until you get a ball of dough which is not very homogeneous.
  4. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
  5. Roll out the dough between 2 sheets of parchment paper to a thickness of 3 to 4 mm.
  6. Line a 9 inch / 22 cm pie pan greased with butter with the dough.
  7. Prick the bottom of the pie with a fork and place in the freezer while preparing the filling.

Walnut filling:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F / 180°C.
  2. In a large bowl, place the softened butter with the brown sugar and mix with an electric mixer for 2 minutes until creamy.
  3. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix again for 1 minute to incorporate them.
  4. Add the remaining ingredients, corn syrup (or honey and maple syrup mixture), flour, salt and crushed walnuts.
  5. Mix with a soft spatula or wooden spoon until the mixture is smooth.
  6. Pour the mixture into the pie pan containing the pie crust.
  7. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes until the dough is golden brown and the filling is firm.
  8. Let cool completely at room temperature before removing from the pan and serving.

Notes

Conservation: About 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator under a plastic wrap and up to 3 months in the freezer.

You can add some spices to flavor the pie like cinnamon or all-season spices.

You can replace the corn syrup by liquid cream for a creamier texture.

Instead of corn syrup you can use molasses, honey, maple syrup or agave syrup.

You can replace the pie crust with a sweet shortcrust pastry.

  • Prep Time: 40 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: pies, desserts
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: walnut pie, maple walnut pie