Seems to be difficult to bake a pie just for one? It is possible indeed!
When we talk about pies, I really often think ‘Nut pie’ because it is my favorite. Of course I love Lemon pie and basically everything with a crust but the flavors of the nuts just have something wild 😉
I also think that is because nuts always remind me of the seasons I love: fall and winter. I just love the weather, the smells, the nature, the clothes…and of course the Holidays like Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. So I think this kind of pie reminds me of all that. Yes, because this recipe is for a nut pie but if like me you are fond of walnuts, you can just make a walnut pie. The point of this post is: PIE FOR ONE (mayyyybe two if you are okay to share).
I suggest you two fillings and two shapes of pie.
Filling, option 1: Walnuts
Filling, option 2: Hazelnuts, peanuts and pecans.
Shape 1: 4″ round
Shape 2: 4″ square.
But only one great base.
Whatever your choice is, this pie won’t let you down.
Nuts Pie For One
You can put any nuts you like in this 'great for one' pie.
For the base
- (50 g) flour
- (13 g) powdered sugar
- (40 g) softened butter
For the filling with walnuts
For the filling with peanuts
- (13 g) room temperature butter
- (13 g) golden syrup
- (37 g) brown sugar
- (40 g) of one medium egg
- (60 g) nuts mix -in this recipe: peanuts, hazelnuts and pecans
DirectionsPreheat the oven at 325°F (170°C) and grease a 4″ pan with spray or butter.
- With a freestanding electric mixer with the paddle attachment or by hand, whisk the flour, powdered sugar and butter into a dough.
- Press the dough in the pan making a slight lip around the edge for the filling to stay inside. You can either make holes with a fork in the bottom of the crust either place a parchment paper and put weighs on it to prevent the crust from
- Place in the oven and bake for about 10 minutes, until pale but cooked. Let the oven on.
- Meanwhile, for the filling with peanuts, place the butter, golden syrup and brown sugar in a small saucepan and melt together over a low heat. Remove the pan when the butter is melted and set aside.
- Slightly whisk the egg and add the previous mixture when cooled.
- Mix the nuts all together and scatter them over the base. Pour the syrup/egg mixture over the nuts, making sure it is an even layer.
- Bake for a further 10 min or until filling is set. Allow to cool slightly before cutting into slices. Enjoy!
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