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Basic Black Walnut Pie Recipe

Basic Black Walnut Pie Recipe

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. YIELD: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 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup chopped black walnuts


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

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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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