Brown Butter Walnut Pie with Sour Whipped Cream

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LINDA BAILEY

By
@miffed13

from SAVEUR comes earthy walnuts replacing pecans in this version of the classic pie. Browned butter accentuates the flavor of the nuts, and a sour cream topping offsets the richness of the filling.

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Serves:
8
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
1 Hr 20 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c
    flour, for dusting
  • 1/2
    recipe flaky butter pie dough
  • 13 Tbsp
    unsalted butter
  • 3/4 c
    light brown sugar
  • 6 large
    eggs
  • 1 3/4 c
    light corn syrup
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 tsp
    kosher salt
  • 3 c
    whole walnut halves, lightly toasted
  • FLAKY BUTTER PIE DOUGH

  • 2 1/4 c
    flour
  • 1 Tbsp
    sugar or splenda
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 12 Tbsp
    unsalted butter, cubed and chilled
  • 6 Tbsp
    ice-cold water
  • THE TOPPING

  • 1/3 c
    heavy cream
  • 2 Tbsp
    confectioners' sugar
  • 1 c
    sour cream
  • 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract

How to Make Brown Butter Walnut Pie with Sour Whipped Cream

Step-by-Step

  1. PIE DOUGH (make half of recipe): Whisk flour, sugar,and salt in a bowl. Using a dough blender,two forks,or your fingers,cut butter into flour mixture,forming pea-size crumbles. Add water.
  2. Work dough until smooth but with visible flecks of butter. (Alternatively, pulse ingredients in a food processor.) Divide dough in half and flatten into disks. Wrap disks in plastic wrap. Chill 1 hour before using.
  3. Heat oven to 375°. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough into a 12″ round. Fit into a 9″ pie plate. Trim edges and crimp. Chill 30 minutes. Using a fork,prick the dough all over. Line dough with parchment paper and fill with pie weights or dried beans. Bake 15 minutes. Remove paper and weights. Let cool.
  4. MAKE the FILLING: Melt butter in a 10″ skillet over medium heat. Cook until butter is dark golden brown with dark brown flecks and it
    gives off a nutty aroma. 20–22 minutes. Remove from heat. Let cool. Whisk sugar and eggs in a bowl until pale and fluffy.
  5. Stir in browned butter, plus corn syrup, vanilla, and salt until smooth. Fold in walnuts and pour filling over dough; using a rubber spatula, spread into an even layer. Bake until just set in the center, about 40 minutes. Transfer pie to a rack and let cool completely before serving.
  6. MAKE the TOPPING: Whip heavy cream and sugar in a bowl until stiff peaks form. Fold in sour cream and vanilla. Serve slices of pie with a dollop of sour whipped cream.

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