If you have never had Walnut Pie you are missing such a treat. This retro recipe for walnut pie goes back to a time when people made do with the food they had in their pantry. The result is a rich nut pie you are going to love.
Walnut pie tastes very much like a pecan pie. Walnuts are often a lot cheaper than pecans, and therefore the pie is less expensive to make. The flavor of the pie is slightly different, but you are bound to love this famous nut pie. If you are new to the world of making pies, I think this has to be one of the easiest pies you can make. If you can measure out ingredients, turn on an oven, you are equipped to make a delicious pie. What makes this pie unique is the crispy texture of the top of the pie. The sugar carmelizes perfectly to create the perfect top.
Walnut Pie Filling
The walnut pie filling is a custard, you will mix up a filling of eggs, sugar, dark corn syrup, flour, vanilla, and salt. This pie filling will create a rich pie filling. Of course, you will need walnuts. Don’t worry about the walnuts being in halves, wholes, or pieces. Anything will do. The pie will not be better because you sprung for the walnut halves.
For this recipe, I used a refrigerated pie shell. In my personal opinion when I don’t want to make up a homemade pie shell, I will purchase the Pillsbury brand one. I think they are pretty close to homemade, and Trader Joes makes a great refrigerated pie shell as well.
What to serve with Walnut Pie
This classic walnut pie goes well with several accompaniments. Whipped cream is a great pie topping, as it doesn’t take away from the walnut pie. You may also want to consider using a fresh scoop of French vanilla ice cream to go on top of the pie.
If you love pecan pie, you are going to like this Walnut pie.
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 1 cup dark corn syrup
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 9 inch unbaked pie shell
- 1 1/2 cups walnuts
Heat oven to 400°F . In a medium-sized bowl beat eggs, sugar, dark corn syrup, flour, butter, and vanilla together. Pour into unbaked pie shell.
Arrange walnuts on top of pie batter.
Bake in the lower rack of the oven for 15 minutes. Then reduce oven temperature to 350°F and bake for 35 to 45 minutes or until the center is set.