Basic Black Walnut Pie Recipe
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Basic Black Walnut Pie Recipe

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Black walnuts are abundant here in the Ozarks. My aunt gave me this recipe and I think it's one of the best pies I've ever tasted.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 55 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 55 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar, divided
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 unbaked pastry shell (9 inches)
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup chopped black walnuts

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 506 calories, 22g fat (7g saturated fat), 96mg cholesterol, 222mg sodium, 75g carbohydrate (49g sugars, 1g fiber), 7g protein.


  1. Combine 1 tablespoon sugar and flour. Sprinkle into the pastry shell; set aside.
  2. In a small saucepan, bring the corn syrup, brown sugar and remaining sugar just to a boil. Remove from the heat; stir in butter until melted. Let cool for 3 minutes.
  3. Gradually stir eggs into hot mixture. Add walnuts and mix well. Pour into pastry shell. Bake at 325° for 55-60 minutes or until top is browned. Yield: 8 servings.
Editor's Note: Regular walnuts can be substituted for the black walnuts.
Originally published as Black Walnut Pie in Country October/November 1995, p51

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Geekgirlie User ID: 7053551 40044
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2012

"Very tasty. Added a teaspoon of vanilla with the sugar boil and a quarter teaspoon of salt."

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