Recipe by NcMysteryShopper
A honey-lemon syrup is poured over this nutty pie after baking, creating a new twist on baklava. Recipe created by Maria E. Irvine a Pillsbury Bake-Off 41 Contestant.
Top Review by BtNugget
Great pie recipe. Very rich and I even left off the topping!! I added 1/2 tsp nutmeg and 1/8 tsp ground cloves for a more traditional baklava flavor, but this recipe is wonderful as written. You will be amazed at how much it tastes like baklava---but so much easier.
- 1 (15 ounce) boxpillsbury refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on box
- 2 1⁄2 cups finely chopped walnuts
- 1⁄4 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 3⁄4 cup butter or 3⁄4 cup margarine, melted, cooled
- 3⁄4 cup honey
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1⁄2 pint heavy whipping cream
- 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
Directions See How It's Made
- Heat oven to 325°F Spray 9-inch glass pie pan with cooking spray. Make pie crusts as directed on box for Two-Crust Pie using sprayed pie pan.
- In medium bowl, mix walnuts, brown sugar, 2 tablespoons granulated sugar and the cinnamon. Pour and evenly spread 1/4 cup of the cooled melted butter over bottom of pie crust. Spread walnut mixture evenly over butter. Drizzle another 1/4 cup butter over nut mixture.
- Top with second crust; seal edge and flute. Cut large slits in several places in top crust for steam to escape. Drizzle remaining 1/4 cup butter evenly over top crust.
- Bake at 45 to 55 minutes or until golden brown. About 5 minutes before removing pie from oven, in 1-quart saucepan, cook honey and lemon juice over medium heat, stirring frequently, until mixture has a watery consistency.
- Remove pie from oven; place on wire rack. Slowly pour hot honey mixture evenly over top of hot pie, making sure it seeps into slits in top crust. Cool at least 3 hours before serving.
- Just before serving, in small bowl with electric mixer, beat topping ingredients on high speed about 2 minutes or until stiff peaks form. Spoon topping onto individual servings of pie.