Walnut pie crust

Have you ever used or thought to use walnuts to make a pie crust?  If you haven't made it before, you don't know what you've missed😛
I love walnuts and I use lots of them in my recipes but if don't like the walnuts you can substitute them with hazelnuts or pecans.
Personally,for this recipe I prefer walnuts. I made a pie crust with hazelnuts too,tastes good but with walnuts is even better.
The walnuts improve the flavor of the crust and add a nutty note to the pastry don't omit them just adjust the amount of walnuts according to your taste.
I used this recipe to make some mini apple pies a few weeks ago,we went for a birthday party and I thought those little treats will delight them.....and everyone asked me what I put in the pasty😊
This buttery,flaky,melt in your mouth pie crust recipe is a keeper and I will be making again and again!I hope you guys will love this recipe as much as we do.

Ingredients for crust:

  • 240g all-purpose flour
  • 140 g unsalted butter(83% fat content),cold and cut into small cubes
  • 40 g walnuts 
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar(5% acidity)
  • 4-5 tablespoons cold sparkling water
  • a good pinch of salt

1 tablespoon caster sugar


  • Place flour,salt and walnuts in a food processor,pulse for a few seconds until walnuts are evenly ground.
  • Add cold butter and pulse until the butter is the size of the peas.
  • Add vinegar and cold sparkling water and pulse again until the dough is sticky when pressed between the fingers.
  • Transfer dough onto a work surface and flatten into a disk,wrap in cling film and refrigerate at least 1 hour before rolling.
  • Remove the dough from the plastic wrap and place it onto a work surface sprinkled with flour,lighty dust the top of the dough with flour and roll it out until 1/8 inch thick (0,3cm) 
  • Transfer the dough to a tart /pie pan with a removable bottom.
  • You can pre-bake it and fill it with your desired filling or you can add your desired filling and bake according to instructions for the pie/tart recipe


  • For best results use shelled walnuts about 6-8 walnuts
  • If you substitute the apple cider vinegar with other vinegar of your choice be sure has 5% acidity,not more
  • vinegar and sparkling water are very important to achieve a flaky crust
  • use cold ingredients(butter and sparkling water)

That's all, folks!


  1. I have done it quite recently, actually, made a pie crust using a blend of walnuts and hazelnuts - because I'm a sicko for hazelnuts!! It is so good, especially if the filling involves chocolate, right?

  2. Hey.. Nice article. You have explained your recipe very well. Your recipe is totally different which I have. So, I might try for it according to your recipe because I love Pie Crust with butter. You can also try my recipe here : https://blog.arousingappetites.com/pie-crust-perfect-flaky-golden-butter-brown/ if you want. Thanks !


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