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
2 tbslp sugar.
Chilled water to knead.
And for the filling
1 cup light syrup
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