Andy, my Walnut Pie is the same recipe as my pecan pie, but with walnuts and Maple syrup.
makes one 9-inch pie
1 unbaked 9-inch pie shell
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup grade “B” maple syrup (grade “C” works well, too – grade “A” is too mild)
1/4 cup unsalted butter
A pinch of sea salt
3 extra-large eggs, well beaten
1 1/2 cups walnut pieces
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Mix sugar, syrup, butter and salt. Bring to a boil. Beat eggs, and add nuts. Stir just a little of the hot syrup into the eggs to warm them, then pour the egg mixture into the hot syrup RAPIDLY to avoid ending up with scrambled eggs. Pour into pie shell.
2. Bake for 40-45 minutes. The center of the pie will still appear soft and “unset.”
Wine is the food that completes the meal.