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Bourbon red walnut pie

Easy as pie

This recipe is a Masonek family favorite. It showcases the color and texture of red walnuts, making a beautiful—and delicious—addition to holiday tables. 

Masonek family

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1 cup dark or light corn syrup
1/2 cup sugar
3 large eggs
2 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
2 tbsp. bourbon
1 1/2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. salt
3/4 cup chopped red walnuts
3/4 cup red walnut halves, plus additional for garnish
1 (9-inch) unbaked pie crust
Whipped cream, for garnish


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, whisk together syrup, sugar, eggs, butter, bourbon, flour, vanilla and salt. Stir in 3/4 cup each chopped walnuts and walnut halves, and pour into unbaked pie crust. Bake until crust is golden and filling is set in the center when shaken slightly, about 55 minutes. Garnish with whipped cream and additional walnut halves.

Serves 8

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