Friday, September 21, 2007

Maple Bourbon Walnut Pie

Maple Bourbon Walnut Pie

1 pie crust -  unbaked

2  and 1/4 cups walnut halves (chop some of them smaller)
1 Tablespoon honey
1 generous teaspoon butter
nice pinch of cayenne pepper

melt butter in fry pan on medium, add remaining ingredients and  heat and stir until the nuts are lightly coated and the honey is starting to crystalize a bit.  Remove from heat, let cool slightly and place in unbaked pie shell

In a medium bowl whisk until light and blended:
 
4 extra large eggs
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
3/4 cup real maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon plus 1 pinch Cinnamon
2 Tablespoons Bourbon
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
2 teaspoons Penzey's Mexican vanilla
1/8 teaspoon orange zest (the thin orange covering of an orange, grated)

Pour over walnut mixture and bake in 375 degree F oven for 30-32 minutes, until solid in the center.  Cool for 30 minutes and serve with whipped cream

1 comment:

Monkeywrangler said...

Brigid, are those English or Black Walnuts?

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