Back to school special

The last few days have been crazy. Back to school is so exhausting! Labeling every book, notebook, marker, pen, pencil…

Anyway, 3 out of 4 kids are at school right now and I can finally sit and write a little.

This walnut pie was a hit last weekend and marks the beginning of fall and school time here at home.


Pie crust

175 g flour
A pinch of salt
115 g butter or margarine at room temperature
1 tsp. icing sugar
1 egg beaten
2 tbsp. water or milk


25 g butter or margarine  
175 g. brown sugar
3 big eggs well beaten
200 ml. maple syrup
1 tsp. vanilla
1 pinch of salt
125 g. walnuts


To make the dough, sift flour and salt in a bowl. Add butter or margarine and work the mixture until finely crumbled. Add sugar, beaten eggs and enough milk to make the dough  pliable. Knead gently, then wrap the pie crust in plastic wrap and place it in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.

Take your pie dough out of the refrigerator, and roll it out. Then, apply flour to the rolling pin, wrap the dough around it, and unroll onto the pie pan.  Cover with parchment paper and place some dried chickpeas or beans on top. Bake in a preheated oven set to  390 ºF for 10 minutes, after that time, remove the paper and beans and keep baking for another 5 minutes. Take it out and reduce temperature to 370ºF.

To make the filling, mix together butter and sugar, then add eggs, maple syrup, vanilla and salt.

Place the walnuts on the pie shell and then gently pour the filling. Bake 35 to 40 minutes.

Serve with Crème fraîche or vanilla ice cream.



11 thoughts on “Back to school special

  1. La vuelta al cole – must be stressful for mums! This looks wonderful and so much easier for me to make a walnut pie than a pecan pie…have just never thought to do it. Now…where are my nutcrackers?!

  2. Afortunadamente ya hemos entrado en “velocidad de crucero” y la parte dura de la vuelta al cole ha pasado, ahora sólo queda la paz y el silencio en casa mientras los chicos están en clase… I’m glad you like the recipe, pecan are quite expensive over here and not that easy to find, so this is a good option and it tastes great! Go find that nutcracker 😉

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