Pies and Tarts

WALNUT PIE

May 12, 2008
Pie’s and tarts are some of the desserts that I die for, but I need to share these desserts after I bake it, eating the whole pie would make me repent my whole life.I do try to cut down sugar-laden desserts but sometime the taste buds do not agree to compromise so these dessert pops out of my stored database and shake me up!!!!!!!!!

Just sorting my recipe data base, a delicious pie tingle my taste buds, I love pecan pie and I used to feast on pecan pies when we were staying in Sydney where pecan was not a scare nut, unlike here in Beijing where the prices reach the sky! But still that too posed no major hindrance to my determination of making this dessert, I substituted pecans for walnuts and they tasted equally divine.

Well I should have given it a pass but the taste lingered on my mouth and the recipe kept on buzzing in my head for me to try them again! My savior angel kept saying NO!!! NO!!!

I need to come out of this paradox, so finally checked my pantry, WOW! I had a good stock of walnuts. That solved the mystery. And the muscle of my sweet tooth overpowered me and my decision was made on whether I should go for it or not.


Here is the list of ingredients

For the pie crust all you need is

2 cups plain flour
100 gms butter
1tsp salt
2 tbslp sugar.
Chilled water to knead.

And for the filling
2 eggs
1 cup light syrup
70gm Sugar
2tbslp-flour
¼ salt
1tblsp Vanila extract
1 ¼ Chopped walnuts


Step 1- Mix the plain flour , salt, sugar and butter.Rub it till the mixture resembles like bread crumb. Gently add water and knead to a soft dough. Wrap it with a cling wrap and pop it into the refrigerator for at least 15 mins.

Step 2. Beat eggs in a bowl,, add vanilla extract , plain flour, light syrup and salt.

Step 3- Roll the dough into a flat circle enough to fit the pie dish of 21 cm. Grease the bottom of the pie dish and line in with a parchment paper.

Step -4 Gently spread the rolled pastry sheet and tuck it to the edges and remove the excess .

Step-5 Spread the walnuts evenly and pour the blended mix over it.

Step-6 Preheat the oven and bake it for 40 to 45 min at 190’c.

Step -7 Remove and serve cool with a dollop of ice cream or cream

FRENCH APPLE TART

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17 Comments

  • Reply Mona May 13, 2008 at 12:06 am

    Oh it looks delicious, am gonna try tat! Thnx for sharing.

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  • Reply Divya May 13, 2008 at 12:10 am

    that is really mouthwatering recipe ..thanks for sharing

  • Reply Kevin May 13, 2008 at 12:12 am

    That walnut pie looks so good! Nice photos.

  • Reply Divya Vikram May 13, 2008 at 12:15 am

    looks heavenly..bookmarking this..

  • Reply Uma May 13, 2008 at 3:19 am

    lovely pie! looks so delicious.

  • Reply Arundathi May 13, 2008 at 6:52 am

    looks great! what kind of syrup? wasn’t sure…

  • Reply Pearlsofeast May 13, 2008 at 8:19 am

    Dear Friends,Thank so much for the wonderful comments.It is so inspiring and is always treasured .

    Arundhati- I used light golden syrup,In case u find hard to get that in India,u can easily make that or substitute it with honey or corn syrup. Well here I found a recipe of Golden syrup.
    http://www.geocities.com/NapaValley/9412/golden_syrup.html
    Thanks for visiting my blog

  • Reply Swati Raman Garg May 13, 2008 at 9:25 am

    everytime i pledge i wont look at post involving a oven.. u guys tempt me back… this looks so heavenly and delicious…

  • Reply Daziano May 13, 2008 at 1:29 pm

    Your pie looks so yummy!!! I lived in Chile and they have a pie like yours called “Kuchen de Nuez”!!! Perfect for tea time!!!

  • Reply Sia May 13, 2008 at 2:07 pm

    beautiful pic and equally wonderful recipe.

  • Reply ranji May 13, 2008 at 2:56 pm

    oh wow !!the pie has come out perfect just like ur other desserts.good job:)

  • Reply ANJALI J. May 13, 2008 at 3:56 pm

    wow.. its looks amazing.. will try this definately

  • Reply meeso May 14, 2008 at 12:40 am

    “eating the whole pie would make me repent my whole life” :)) Oh man… that made me laugh! This pie looks good and It’s really pretty too 🙂

  • Reply marye May 14, 2008 at 4:27 am

    that looks delicious! Nice job.

  • Reply Priyanka May 14, 2008 at 6:14 pm

    the recipe is quite simple. Will probably give it a try without the eggs.

  • Reply Passionate baker...& beyond May 16, 2008 at 8:57 am

    How professional & great that looks…good enough to bid calorie counts farewell! The presentation is great too! YUM!!

  • Reply Raaga September 25, 2008 at 8:25 am

    So light syrup and golden syrup are the same? I have to try this pie very soon!

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