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

Optional:
1 tablespoon caster sugar



Directions:


  • 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



Note:

  • For best results use shelled walnuts about 6-8 walnuts
  • If you substitute the apple cider vinegar with other vinegar of your choise 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!
Enjoy!

Comments

  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?
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  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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