Thursday, October 6, 2011

Honey Walnut Pie

You've got to love walnuts to want to try this recipe.  It's a pretty cool pie, and let's you break away from the traditional pies to try something new.

Yield: 8 servings


  • 4 cups chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 1 package phyllo dough (16 oz., 14" x 9" sheets)
  • Sauce
    • 3/4 cup sugar
    • 1/2 cup water
    • 1/2 cup honey
    • 1 tsp vanilla


  1. Combine walnuts, brown sugar, and cinnamon.  Mix well.  Set aside.
  2. Brush pie plate with butter.  Layer eight sheets of phyllo dough, rotating each one and letting the extra hang over the edge.  Brush with butter in between each layer.
  3. Pour 1/3 of the walnut mixture into the pie plate.  Layer with another four sheets of phyllo dough, again brushing with butter between each sheet and letting it hang over the sides.
  4. Repeat step #3 until all the walnut mixture is in the pie.
  5. For the top, layer eight sheets of phyllo dough.  Next, fold the ends of the dough back up over the pie.  Brush the top with butter.
  6. Using a sharp knife, cut into 8 slices.
  7. Cut several stips of extra phyllo dough and arrange decoratively over the top.
  8. Bake at 350°F for 45 minutes, until golden brown.
  9. Meanwhile, combine all the ingredients for the sauce in a small saucepan.  Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
  10. When the pie is baked, place on a wire rack.  Pour the honey sauce over top.  Let cool.
  11. Serve at room temperature.  Refrigerate the leftovers.

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