Favorite Walnut Pie Recipe?
I'm loaded up on walnuts and in the past have made a walnut maple cranberry pie. I'd love to hear your faves. I'm thinking perhaps more of a caramel walnut pie. Or something more adventurous...dates?
Also I have some nice wheat flour and was thinking of a wheat crust so if you have thoughts on that too I'd love to hear.
I do a Walnut Chess Pie; simple and easy:
Walnut Chess Pie
1 Pie crust, unbaked; store bought or homemade
1/2 cup Butter--softened
1-1/4 cup Sugar
3 tablespoons Cornmeal
1/8 teaspoon Salt
2/3 cup Evaporated Milk or Cream
1 teaspoon Vanilla
1/2 cup Walnuts, chopped
Preheat oven to 325F. In a bowl, beat the butter and sugar together until well-mixed. Add the flour, salt, egg yolks, and evaporated milk. Beat again. Stir in vanilla and walnuts. Pour mixture into unbaked shell. Bake for 45 minutes or until center is set but still soft. After 25 minutes you may want to use tinfoil or pie shields to prevent excessive browning of the crust edge. Cool thoroughly before cutting.
1 cup brown sugar
3 eggs, separated
5 tablespoons flour
1 1/2 cups whole milk
2 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 pie shell
1 cup broken walnuts
Prepare and blind bake one 9 inch pie shell
Beat the egg yolks until smooth. Stir in the milk and mix well..
Combine the flour and sugar with whisk.
Combine melted butter with the vanilla.
Combine wet and dry ingredients and stir to mix thoroughly.
Pour the mixture into a double boiler set at low boil and stir constantly until well thickened. Stir in the walnuts and pour into a blind baked pie shell and bake in 350 degree oven for about ten minutes.
Remove from oven, cool, cut and serve.
A meringue topping can be prepared using the 3 egg whites if desired.
The combination of caramel and walnuts isn't as appetizing to me as caramel and pecan, but I love the combination of walnuts and honey. Perhaps you could drizzle honey and sprinkle cinnamon on top of the above cake, or substitute honey for the sugar?
Here is my suggestion courtesy Nancy Gaifyllia's Greek food blog on About.com ( http://greekfood.about.com/ ). It's not pie, and might not be a good application with your red walnuts because of the color of the cake, but it's a delicious dessert nontheless:
Karythopita: Greek Walnut Spice Cake with Syrup (http://greekfood.about.com/od/dessert...)
Edit: Recipe removed by madgreek per chow guidelines. Please follow above link for recipe.