A couple of months ago I made something that I had never created before –walnut pie. Remember me telling you about all of those hazelnuts we have received from my husband’s coworker? Well, we were also given a few large bags of walnuts as well, so naturally I began searching through my cookbooks and Pinterest for recipes that I could make with them.
Pecan pie has always been one of my favorite pies (are there really any bad homemade pies though?) and I had heard of people making a walnut pie like a pecan pie…I think I had even tasted one before, so I went through my recipes and used walnuts instead of pecans.
It did not disappoint.
I used pre-made pie dough – if I’m not making the crust myself I will only use the refrigerated kind that you just unroll. It works great and you can shape it nicely in any pie pan.
Easy Walnut Pie
- 2 tablespoons of flour
- 1 ½ cups of walnuts – in half sized pieces
- 1 pie crust
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup of granulated sugar
- 1 cup of light corn syrup
- 2 tablespoons of melted butter
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Mix the sugar, butter, eggs, flour, corn syrup and vanilla in a medium bowl.
- Pour the mixture into a pie crust. Place the walnut pieces on top of the mixture. I arranged them so that they covered the entire surface of the pie without many gaps.
- Place the pie into the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes.
- Turn the oven temperature down to 350 degrees and continue baking for approximately 45 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and let the pie cool before serving.
Surprisingly the pie tastes just like a pecan pie does to me – it didn’t have a strong flavor difference.
Gosh…all of this talk about pies is making me want to run into the kitchen and bake another one! Maybe I will just go and do that… 😉 Have you ever made a walnut pie before?