Saturday, April 7, 2012

3 Nut Pie

Easter dawns and this year I thought I would try a pie for dessert, I am a little bit over chocolate yes I know shock horror isn't that what Easter is about well a large part of it. However I always say life would be very boring if we always stuck to what we are supposed to do.That and I have been trying to overcome my general laziness when it comes to making pies, because I do so love them but they always feel like such hard work! I did decide to reduce the amount of nuts the original recipe asks for.

This recipe was based of a Walnut Pie recipe which you can find on the SBS website.

The sweet pastry made rather a large amount so I used half and put the other half in the freezer for another day.

Makes two 23 cm pies

For the sweet pastry
320gm butter
250gm caster sugar
600gm flour
60gm almond meal
3 eggs

For the filling
3 eggs
50gm brown sugar
180ml light corn syrup or maple syrup
30gm melted butter
Zest of 1 orange
Zest of 1 lemon
100g walnuts chopped in half

100g almonds chopped in half

50g unsalted peanuts chopped in half

1tsp vanilla essence


To prepare the pastry
Rub butter into the flour, almond meal and sugar.

Add eggs and knead to a smooth dough.

Roll out to about 2.5 mm in thickness and line two 23 cm pie dishes.

Bake blind at 200 degrees for about 30 minutes.

To prepare the filling
Whisk together eggs, butter, sugar, syrup,essence and zest.

Lightly toast the nuts and scatter over the base of the blind-baked shells.

Pour on liquid filling.

Bake at 180 degrees Celsius for 30-40 minutes until brown and bubbling.


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  2. It certainly has been a long time to hear from you...I'm still following your blog, even though you stopped following mine!
    Love the nut pie...the crust is so perfect, and all the filling with the yummy nuts, and the oooey gooey goodness, is so utterly "die for" yummylicious!
    Hope you had a wonderful Easter:DDD

    1. Thanks guys...:) Elisabeth I did thank you, and I haven't stopped following your blog things have been a bit hectic but I promise to check in more often :)

    2. Your so right I have no idea how I missed that! I thought I was following all this time...silly me! Fixed it now:) Make sure you take a break in between all that cooking and baking,being by the beach must be amazing for the soul