Caramel nut pie recipe is rich, creamy and loaded with walnuts. You won’t regret taking the extra time to make this delicious pie. Perfect for any occasion, your friends and family will love it.
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This adorable little pie is quite deceiving in looks. It’s actually very rich & creamy and extremely addicting. I have made caramel before, but, this caramel was by far the best.
However, it did take some time to make, but it is certainly well worth the wait.
In fact, you could say it’s like true love. Just like the pie, when love surrounds you, there’s an audible *sigh*, and a feeling of contentment. And it’s most positively worth the wait.
Caramel Nut Pie Baking Supplies
Making a caramel nut pie is perfect for any holiday or gathering and crowd-pleasing.
Tips for Making Caramel Nut Pie
- First, don’t be in a rush or your caramel will not turn out thick enough
- Next, do not leave your caramel unattended. Caramel can easily be forgotten and burn. Not going to say how I know that
- If you don’t have a pastry blender and don’t care to purchase one, you can always just use two butter knives. Hold them together crosswise and then pull them apart. Keep doing this until the mixture is crumbly
- Also, don’t overwork your crust or it will turn out tough. If you’re worried about a tough crust, try my easy foolproof pie crust
- Finally, be sure to let your pie chill for the recommended amount of time. Also, be sure to store it in the refrigerator.
Reasons to make Caramel Nut Pie
- Valentine’s Day
- Just because
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Caramel nut pie recipe is rich, creamy and loaded with walnuts. You won't regret taking the extra time to make this delicious pie. Perfect for any occasion, your friends and family will love it.
1 hr, 30 Prep Time
45 minCook Time
2 hr, 15 Total Time
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2/3 cup shortening
- 6 tablespoons cold water
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons flour
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees
- In a medium bowl, sift flour and salt together
- Using a pastry blender, cut in shortening
- Sprinkle water in evenly, mixing with a fork
- Wrap in waxed paper and chill for 30 - 60 minutes
- Divide dough in two equal pieces
- Re-wrap first piece and freeze for later use, up to three months
- Roll second piece to 1/8-inch thickness
- Place in pie pan and prick dough with fork to avoid bubbles in crust
- Bake at 450 degrees for 15 minutes
- In a large bowl, mix together sugar, salt and flour
- In a small bowl, beat eggs; add milk and stir into sugar mixture
- Cook using a double boiler, stirring constantly until mixture thickens, about 30 minutes
- Remove from heat and stir in butter, vanilla and walnuts
- Pour into baked pie shell, using a spatula to scrape edges of double boiler pan
- Let cool completely before covering with plastic wrap and chilling overnight
Caramel filling will be soft-set. To cut, put a small amount of butter on each side of your knife.