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Basic Black Walnut Pie

 Basic Black Walnut Pie
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.
8 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 55 min.

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • Combine 1 tablespoon sugar and flour. Sprinkle into the pastry shell;
  • set aside.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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.