A pie full of nuts, even in the crust!
Pies are always special. For the one good reason that they have at least one crust and, let’s admit it, that’s really the good part. A pie is clearly a biscuit with a delicious dip on it!
This pie is special in its on way because of what’s in its crust:
- Cream cheese
Because of the cream cheese, we are able to cut off some butter and have a lighter crust. Still a rich and tasteful crust, but calories cut in! Yes, nuts contain a high level of calories, but as you might know now -with all the informations we are provided- these are ‘GOOD’ calories. I mean, it’s definitely not butter, and nuts are packed with protein, fibre and essential fats. A golf ball-sized portion (about 30g) of nuts contributes a mix of valuable vitamins and minerals. All nuts have different nutrition credentials and will offer you various health benefits.
The pie is also filled with nuts…worried to go nuts with all these nuts? Do not worry: the nuts in the crust give it a roasted and delicious taste in the creaminess of the crust, and the mix of nuts in the filling creates a perfect combination of nut flavors.
So, ready to fill your kitchen with an amazing nutty flavor?
A pie full of nuts, from its crust to is delicious filling!
For the crust
- (100 g) flour 2/3 cup + 2 tbsp
- (115 g) light cream cheese 4 ounces
- (60 g) unsalted butter, room temperature 1/4 cup
- (75 g) mix nuts -as you want- mine was hazelnuts, almonds and peanuts 2.6 ounces
For the filling
- (35 g) brown sugar 2 tbsp +1 tsp
- (15 g) golden syrup 1 heaped tbsp
- 2 tsp of vanilla extract
- (15 g) room temperature butter 1 tbsp
- 1 egg
- (25 g) peanut butter 1 tbsp + 2 tsp
- (75 g) mix nuts 2.6 ounces
DirectionsPreheat the oven at 350°F (180°C) and prepare a 9″ round (glass) pan.
- Crust: Finely grind the nuts in a food processor.
- With a hand mixer or a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the cream cheese and butter together until fully combined.
- Add the flour and the grind nuts. Mix until a dough forms. You can just mix the ingredients with a wooden spatula if you don’t have the necessary items.
- Press the crust in the pan and let sit in the fridge for 1 hour.
- Bake the crust for 12 minutes and remove from the oven.
- Filling: Whisk the egg, brown sugar, golden syrup, vanilla extract and butter in a medium bowl. Stir into the nuts and pour into the pie crust.
- Bake 15 minutes further and let the pie sit a moment before cutting into slices. Enjoy!
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