Black Walnut Pie

Recipe from

Oxmoor House

Ingredients

1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
4 eggs
1/2 cup whipping cream
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup chopped black walnuts
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 unbaked (9-inch) pastry shell
Whipped cream (optional)

Preparation

syrup, and salt, beating well. Place over rapidly boiling water and cook, stirring constantly, 5 minutes or until mixture thickens. Stir in walnuts and vanilla. Cream butter in top of a double boiler; gradually add sugar, beating well. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add whipping cream, syrup, and salt, beating well.

Place over rapidly boiling water and cook, stirring constantly, 5 minutes or until mixture thickens. Stir in walnuts and vanilla.

Pour filling into pastry shell. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes or until set. Cool and serve with whipped cream, if desired.

Note: 3/4 cup chopped hickory nuts may be substituted for chopped walnuts.