Calling all Dolly Parton fans! This dessert legendary holiday walnut pie is a delicious and easy play on a pecan pie using walnuts instead of pecans.
A bit of sugar, corn syrup, and melted butter comes together as a smooth, subtle filling. Save the recipe for Thanksgiving, we are sure you’ll enjoy it.
Dolly Parton’s Walnut Pie
Ingredients for Dolly Parton Walnut Pie
1 pie crust
¾ cup sugar
¾ cup corn syrup
2 teaspoons vanilla
¼ teaspoon salt
1 ½ cups walnuts, chopped
4 tablespoons butter, melted
Instructions for Dolly Parton Walnut Pie
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Place dough in a round cake pan
In a large bowl beat the eggs then add in sugar, syrup, vanilla, and salt – beat until well combined
Add in the melted butter and nuts, mix well
Pour into pie shell
Bake 10 minutes then reduce oven to 300 degrees and bake an additional 45 minutes
Cool, serve, and enjoy!
How to Bake in Batches to Make the Most of Your Baking Time
One way to handle your holiday baking is to bake in batches, then freeze and store for the big day. You can do this successfully over a couple of weeks with batch baking and batch preparing.
The biggest thing to remember is to only try a few different types of things in one day, or focus on just one type of baked good in one day. For example, you might want to bake all your quick breads in one day. Another day you can prepare all your cookie dough. Yet another time, you can bake all your fruit pies and so forth. This process makes the most of the time you have, the space you have, and your skill level.
Don’t try batch baking without a plan of action. Be sure to write down your plans in advance so that you are sure you have enough time to do everything that you’ve planned. To figure out a basic time line, add up the prep time, the baking time for each oven full, and then multiply that by 1.5 to account for a little extra issues happening. Then you should be sure that you have enough time.
Get Everything Ready to Go
Your kitchen should be spotless when you start, and ensure that you have all the ingredients and appliances necessary to make each item ready to go. If you know, for example, that today you’ll be using about 10 pounds of flour, consider using a large bowl to hold the flour so you can easily spoon the flour into the measuring cup, flatten off over the bowl, without having to get into the bag over and over which usually means spillage.
Clean as You Go
Fill your sink immediately with hot soapy water so you can clean as you go. You will want to wash your mixing dishes and other utensils during the baking process so that you can use them again. There’s no point in totally destroying your kitchen as you batch bake, and you don’t have to. Set out a draining board, fill the sink with hot soapy water, and wash as you go. There are many opportunities during baking to wash a couple of dishes, and this will make the clean-up faster, and the process more organized.
All Day Batch Baking
You can set aside a day for batch baking such as a Saturday. Plan for all day baking, which usually entails 8 to 10 hours of work. Ensure that any other chores are done, including the shopping, and the kitchen is clean and ready prior to baking day. It’s important to organize your recipes with some logic behind them. For example, if you need dough to rise, start that first, so that it can be rising as you are preparing other things such as cookie dough or pie crusts. Both can be put in the refrigerator or freezer after preparation while you bake the bread, then baked after you bake the bread while the oven is still hot and ready.
- 1 pie crust
- 3 eggs
- ¾ cup sugar
- ¾ cup corn syrup
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 ½ cups walnuts, chopped
- 4 tablespoons butter, melted
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees
- Place dough in a round cake pan
- In a large bowl beat the eggs then add in sugar, syrup, vanilla, and salt - beat until well combined
- Add in the melted butter and nuts, mix well
- Pour into pie shell
- Bake 10 minutes then reduce oven to 300 degrees and bake an additional 45 minutes
- Cool, serve, and enjoy!
Top with whipped cream!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 326Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 57mgSodium: 166mgCarbohydrates: 38gFiber: 1gSugar: 30gProtein: 5g