Maplenut Pie

 

Ok, so I love me some pecan pie.

It is my go-to nut pie.

But where on earth has this walnut pie been all of my life?!

No, seriously. It is dangerous. And now ranks up there with my all-time favorite pies.

If you are looking for a little something different to serve at Thanksgiving, this may be what you have been looking for!

Here’s how you make it:

 

You need one unbaked, homemade crust. (Or store bought if you really, really, really insist on it. But, in my opinion, the crust is what makes a pie. Wait, what? You didn’t ask for my opinion? haha Carry on.)

Ingredients:

1/2 cup brown sugar

2 tbsp all-purpose flour

1 1/4 cups real maple syrup

3 tbsp butter

1/4 tsp salt

3 eggs

1 1/2 tsp maple flavor extract (or vanilla, if you prefer)

1 cup walnut halves

To Make:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In a small saucepan, mix the brown sugar and flour together. Add maple syrup, butter and salt and stir constantly until the butter melts.  Remove mixture from heat.

In a medium bowl, lightly beat eggs and add maple (or vanilla) extract.

Add syrup/sugar mixture and stir.

Add walnuts and mix.

Pour into an unbaked pie shell and bake 40-45 minutes, or until filling is set.

Let cool completely.

It’s delicious at room temperature, warmed and cold.

It’s also delicious for breakfast. Not that I would know. 😉

Enjoy!

{recipe adapted from here}

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  • Winding Ways

    Wow, that looks good! Is it 1 and 1/4 _cups_ of maple syrup? I second you on the pie for breakfast thing. One of our family traditions is we always have pie the last night of school vacation. That way, when it’s the morning of back-to-school, I can always get the little darlings moving with the call “There’s pie for breakfast.”

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    Great. Thanks for your recipe.