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Tuesday, January 31, 2006

GREEK WALNUT PIE

A traditional Greek and Middle Eastern flavor combination is recast in the form of a typical American-style pie. 1 tsp. cinnamon 1/2 c. butter, softened 1/3 c. honey 3 eggs 1/4 tsp. salt 1/2 c. light cream or milk 1 1/2 c. chopped walnuts Grated rind of 1 lemon 2 unbaked 8" or 9" pie shells 1 c. heavy cream, whipped with 2 tsp. sugar + 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1. In top of double boiler cream together brown sugar, cinnamon and softened butter.
2. Place over (not touching) hot water and stir in honey, eggs, salt and light cream. Stir until well blended. Continue to cook over hot water 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
3. Remove from heat and stir in walnuts and lemon rind.
4. Pour mixture into pie shells and bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 35 to 40 minutes or until custard filling is set and slightly browned.
5. Cool pie on rack, then chill for several hours. (Pies can be frozen at this point.)
6. Top pies with flavored whipped cream before serving. Makes 1 (8" or 9") pie. Serves 6 to 8.

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