This Walnut Pastry Crust is sure to be your new favorite pie crust. It’s great for a little extra nutty flavor in your apple pie.
Walnut Pastry Crust
Looking for an easy crust for you fall pies? This one was easy, fast, and tasty. I’ve got to tell ya that I’m not a big crust fan, but I enjoyed this one. It may be because of how easy this was to make, or it may have been the nutty flavor. Whatever it was, I enjoyed it as the crust of my Dutch Apple Pie topped with homemade caramel.
I also still have a bit of crust anxiety.
The crusts I’ve made before never really turned out as well as I had home. Granted, this one did not get pre-baked so I can’t tell ya if it wouldn’t shrink. I also opted for an easy crust edge. I crimped the edge with a fork and left it like that. Easy.
- 1 C Flour
- ¼ C finely ground walnuts
- ½ tsp salt
- ⅓ C shortening
- 2 - 5 Tbsp ice water
- Stir the flour, walnuts and salt together then cut in the shortening. I used two forks to blend the flour with the shortening, then used my fingers to blend them.
- Add a tablespoon of ice water and kneed in. Add more ice water, a tablespoon at a time, until all the dough sticks together and forms a ball.
- Roll into a disk and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
- Add some flour to your work surface and roll out the dough and transfer it to the pie pan. Roll the dough over the rolling pin and unroll it over the pie pan.
- Press and mold the crust into the pie pan and then use a fork to press the edges down.
- The dough can be refrigerated, wrapped up, for up to three days.
The good news about this crust is that you can make it a few days in advance and keep it in the fridge until you’re ready to fill and bake it. Just keep it covered in the fridge, then fill it with your fruit.
Crimp the edges with a fork and call it done, son!
I hope that you give this crust a try. It sure did make my belly happy!