If you've volunteered (or been assigned) to bring a dessert to a Thanksgiving potluck, don't run to the nearest bakery. You can bake a delicious homemade treat that will impress your friends and family! Start by selecting an unexpected dessert like caramel-walnut pie. It's similar to classic pecan pie, but is made with walnuts instead. Next give yourself plenty of time to make the pie and if necessary, experiment with the recipe. Although the resulting pie, with its rich Fall flavors, is scrumptious, the technique to put it together is wildly simple.
The dough is store bought and the filling requires nothing more than a whisk, measuring cups, and a bowl. To give this easy, yet divine Thanksgiving dessert a try, keep reading.
- 1 sheet frozen piecrust, thawed
4 large eggs
3/4 cup light brown sugar
3/4 cup light corn syrup
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 3/4 cups walnut halves
1 cup heavy cream, chilled
2 tablespoons honey
- Position a rack in the middle of the oven and preheat to 375°. Fit the piecrust into the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch glass pie dish. Crimp the edges to form a 1/4-inch-high border; refrigerate.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs and brown sugar until smooth. Whisk in the corn syrup, butter, vanilla and salt; stir in the walnuts. Pour the mixture into the pie shell and bake until the filling is set in the center, 35 to 40 minutes. Transfer to a rack and let cool completely.
- Meanwhile, in a large bowl, beat the cream and honey until stiff peaks form. Serve the pie with the honey whipped cream.
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