Walnut Whiskey Pie

This recipe is very similar to a Pecan Pie but a bit different!

Not as sweet as Pecan Pie & the addition of the whiskey is so good….

The original recipe is from epicurious.com ….Bourbon Walnut Pie… i have changed it to make this pie parve… non-dairy & used whiskey instead of bourbon.

I was going through recipes I had saved on my phone & my son Seth had sent me a couple recipes he wanted me to try.. in 2013!! I was laughing with him that it took me 7 years to make this for him!! Of course he was fine !!! It was worth the wait..this pie is really good.

Simple to make & very sweet & delicious

Here is my recipe, inspired by epicurious.com

Ingredients

Crust

2 cups flour

1 tsp sugar

1/4 tsp salt

3/4 cup Crisco shortnening

1 large egg

1 tbsp water

Pie Filling

1 cup dark corn syrup

1/2 cup sugar

3 large eggs

2 tbsp vegan margarine, melted

1 1/2 tbsp flour

1 tsp vanilla

1/2 tsp salt

1 cup chopped walnuts

1/2 cup walnut halves

Method

You need one 9 inch pie pan to bake this in

Preheat oven to 350f while the dough is chilling in the fridge

Crust

  1. I used a food processor to make this pie crust…. put the flour, sugar & salt in the bowl of your food processor. Pulse once or twice to combine these dry ingredients
  2. Add the Crisco shortening to the bowl in chunks. Pulse to mix until you see coarse crumbs
  3. Mix the egg & water together then add to the bowl of the food processor
  4. Process this just until the ingredients crumbs together. Be careful not to over-process!
  5. Turn the dough out onto a work surface, gather it together & form into a disk. Wrap in plastic wrap & put in the refrigerator for about an hour. … Take the dough out a few minutes before you want to roll it out..this will make rolling it out easier if it isn’t hard from the fridge.
  6. The dough is just enough for the bottom crust.. there is no top crust in this recipe

Filling

  1. Mix the corn syrup, sugar, eggs, margarine, flour, vanilla & salt together. A whisk works well for this
  2. Add all fo the walnuts & mix through… you will need a spatula for this or a large spoon. Set aside while you roll out the dough

Putting the pie together

  1. Roll out the dough to a 14inch round the recipe says
  2. Put the pie dough into the pie pan… lay it gently into the pan making sure it settles flatly into the bottom.
  3. Crimp the edges in any way you like.. I fold the edge over then crimp by pinching it around my finger
  4. Pour the filling into the pie crust.. give the pan a gentle shake to settle it into the crust

Bake in the preheated oven for about 55 minutes… If the crust starts to get too brown you can cover this gently with with a piece of foil…just lay it on top of the pie…but remove at least 5 minutes before taking the pie out of the oven. The filling needs to be set in the centre of the pie…

Cool on a cooling rack completely before serving…( the filling will be piping hot… so you don’t want to burn your tongue!! )

Enjoy!

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Marilyn Dishes

Many people ask me "how did you do that?" "will you show me how?' So I decided to make a blog about what I cook and bake. I am in no way a professional cook, but I love to feed people and try new things as well as making the "old foods" My friends are wonderful cooks, each with their own 'specialty' and i will be having guest cooks here, showcasing their favourite things to cook as well!! I hope you enjoy this blog and maybe decide to make some of these foods yourself! I am always available to answer any questions you might have about anything you see here. Some of my recipes are unique to me but most are not. They are all recipes I have found in a variety of ways, some are old family recipes that date back decades and some are new ones!