Caramel Nut Pie

Rich caramel, flaky pie crust and fresh whipped cream come together to make this delightful Caramel Nut Pie!

Caramel Nut Pie | {i love} my disorganized life for White Lights on Wednesday

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This adorable little pie is quite deceiving in looks. It’s actually very rich & creamy and extremely addicting. I have made caramel before, but this, this caramel was by far the best. Let me warn you, it did take some time to make, but it is certainly well worth the wait.

In fact, you could say it’s like true love. Just like the pie, when love surrounds you, there’s an audible *sigh*, and a feeling of contentment. And it’s most positively worth the wait.

This caramel nut pie is actually for a pretty special occasion. Love. As you may know, our Miss Julie is getting married! I am so excited for them. Yep, she and her man of over 8 years are tying the knot! I am so excited for them! And what better day to be married on than Pi {Pie} Day?

Caramel Nut Pie | {i love} my disorganized life for White Lights on Wednesday

So, make this pie, and think of love with every creamy, caramel bite!

Caramel Nut Pie

Rich caramel, flaky pie crust and fresh whipped cream come together to make this delightful caramel nut pie.
Course Dessert
Prep Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings 6 -8
Author Rachel Willis

Ingredients

Crust

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup shortening
  • 6 tablespoons cold water

Filling

  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts

Instructions

Crust {makes 1 double crust or 2 9-inch single crust pies}

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees
  2. In a medium bowl, sift flour and salt together
  3. Using a pastry blender, cut in shortening
  4. Sprinkle water in evenly, mixing with a fork
  5. Wrap in waxed paper and chill for 30 - 60 minutes
  6. Divide dough in two equal pieces
  7. Re-wrap first piece and freezer for later use, up to three months
  8. Roll second piece to 1/8-inch thickness
  9. Place in pie pan and prick dough with fork to avoid bubbles in crust
  10. Bake at 450 degrees for 15 minutes

Filling

  1. In a large bowl, mix together sugar, salt and flour
  2. In a small bowl, beat eggs; add milk and stir into sugar mixture
  3. Cook over boiling water {double boiler style} stirring constantly until mixture thickens, about 30 minutes
  4. Remove from heat and stir in butter, vanilla and walnuts
  5. Pour into baked pie shell and let cool completely before covering with plastic wrap and chilling overnight

Recipe Notes

Caramel filling will be a soft set. To cut, put a small amount of butter on each side of a sharp knife

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