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Hickory Nut Pie

My father use to make this pie when I was younger. I would go out in the woods looking for hickory nuts and remember having to shell them with a hair pin! It seemed like forever but the pie was worth it!—Carolyn Hayes, Marion, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped hickory nuts or pecans, toasted
  • 1 unbaked pastry shell (9 inches)
  • Additional toasted hickory nuts or pecans, optional

Directions

  • In a small bowl, beat eggs just until blended but not frothy. Beat in the corn syrup, sugar, butter, vanilla and salt until blended. Stir in nuts. Pour into pastry shell.
  • Cover edges loosely with foil. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes. Remove foil; bake 10-15 minutes longer or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Garnish with additional nuts if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 457 calories, 21g fat (6g saturated fat), 92mg cholesterol, 239mg sodium, 65g carbohydrate (40g sugars, 1g fiber), 7g protein.

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