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Black Walnut Pie

Yield one 9-inch pie

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)

How to Make It

  1. 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.

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

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

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

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