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Caramel Walnut Pie

This pie might just take the place of pecan pie at your next family gathering. Give it a try – it’s simple and delicious.

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  • 1 refrigerated pie dough
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup dark corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/4 cups coarsely chopped walnuts
  • vanilla ice cream for serving (optional)

Serves 6 to 8

  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Transfer the dough to a 9-inch tart pan with a removable bottom, folding in the excess pastry to form double-thick sides. Put the crust in the freezer while preparing the filling.
  3. In a heavy-bottomed large saucepan combine the cream, brown sugar, corn syrup, vanilla, and cinnamon.  Whisk well.
  4. Stir in the walnuts.
  5. Turn the heat to medium and bring the mixture to a simmer.  Simmer over medium heat while stirring for about 3 minutes, or until mixture is bubbling, the sugar dissolves and the color darkens slightly.
  6. Pour the mixture into the crust and spread evenly.
  7. Bake the tart until the filling is deep golden brown and crust is golden, about 25 minutes.
  8. Cool the pie completely in the pan on a wire rack. (Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover and store at room temperature.)
  9. Remove the tart from the pan and serve at room temperature, with a dollop of vanilla ice cream if desired.

Thanks. I have just started getting into the kitchen. My wife is a southern style cook and likes to make just about everything fried and unhealthy as possible. As I am about to hit the 40 yr old mark, I can't continue to eat this way unless I want to keep seeing those strange looks on my doctors face when he gets my yearly labs back. In other words, for the sake of my family's health, I have decided to take over the kitchen. Hopefully, I can do this without offending anyone. Thanks for the tips!

S. S.