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Make this Easy Maple Walnut Pie for the holidays! This pie is ready in less than an hour. 

This post is sponsored by General Mills, but all opinions are my own. 

Whew, it’s been a year, right? I’m so glad the holidays are here, so we can slow down a bit! We are planning on taking it easy over the holidays, and that includes holiday baking! I’ll be taking some shortcuts this year and I’m excited to share those with you. The good news is that even if you take some baking shortcuts, you can still have DELICIOUS holiday treats like this Maple Walnut Pie! 

Part of the stress of holiday baking is making sure you have the supplies on hand. I’ve already stocked my pantry with baking essentials from Sam’s Club. For this Maple Walnut Pie, I found incredible prices on Pillsbury™ Pie Crusts, Members Mark shelled walnuts and maple syrup at the club! I also picked up some other favorites like the Betty Crocker™ Triple Chocolate Brownie mix and Betty Crocker™ Sugar Cookie mix to add more fun, sweet options to the holidays. 

 
Read on for my tips on no-stress holiday baking using products from Sam's Club, and how to make this wonderful Maple Walnut Pie! 
 
 
1.      To make sugar cookies, start from a mix! 
 
Save the measuring and use Betty Crocker™ Sugar Cookie Mix. You can use this mix for both drop and cut-out cookies! I like to use them for drop cookies. After the cookies are done baking and cooled, I use a circle cookie cutter to make a perfect circle! It trims off the edges and makes the cookies look nice and uniform! I use Betty Crocker™ White Frosting to top them and dip the wet frosting in sanding sugar for EASY decorating. 
Dress up box brownies! 
 
Nobody will know that you used brownie mix if you use the Betty Crocker™ Hershey’s Triple Chocolate Brownie mix! It makes rich, decadent, and gooey brownies. Add holiday sprinkles, nuts, or pretzels to make your brownies extra festive! These are such a hit with my family. 
 Keep pie crusts on hand! 
 
I like to keep Pillsbury™ Pie Crusts on hand! If you buy them at Sam’s Club, they come in a box of six, each individually rolled and freezer friendly so that you ALWAYS have them on hand for any other pie ideas! Fill them with your favorite pudding, pie filling or make a simple nut pie like this Maple Walnut Pie. 
 
 
When making this Maple Walnut Pie, I’ve included a few optional steps to make it fool-proof! Since this is a dense nut pie, it requires quite a bit of bake time!
 
 
To make sure it turns out perfect, consider: 
  1. Freezing the pie crust for 30 minutes prior to filling it to make sure the crust does not burn. 
  2. Shielding the pie crust with aluminum foil or a crust shield after the first 20 minutes of baking to again make sure the crust does not burn. 
  3. Blanching the walnuts before you chop them by boiling them in water for 2-3 minutes. This will help remove the bitterness of the nuts. 
I hope that you enjoy this Maple Walnut Pie and holiday baking tips! Remember to stock up on your holiday baking needs at Sam’s Club this holiday season!
 
You will have plenty  leftover from these bulk items so you can keep the holiday spirit going! 
Maple Walnut Pie

Maple Walnut Pie

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 1 9-inch Pillsbury™ Pie Shell
  • 3.5 cups walnuts, roughly chopped
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp molasses
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp butter, melted
  • 3 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pumpkin pie spice

Instructions

1.      Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. 

2.      Spread pie crust across 9-inch deep dish pie pan, stretching if needed to cover the edges. Crimp the edges of the crust and trim any extra crust if necessary. 

3.      Add chopped walnuts to the pie dish on top of the unbaked crust. 

4.      In a medium sized mixing bowl, add eggs, maple syrup, molasses, and vanilla extract. Whip briskly with a whisk for about 30 seconds to combine. 

5.      Add butter, flour, salt and pumpkin pie spice. Stir to combine. 

6.      Pour pie filling over walnuts in pie dish. 

7.      Bake for 20 minutes. 

8.      Remove from oven, then cover crust with pie crust shield or aluminum foil 

9.      Return pie to oven. Bake for an additional 20 minutes. 

10.  Remove from oven. Loosely cover the top of the pie with a sheet of aluminum foil. This is to keep the top of the walnuts from burning. 

11.  Return pie to oven and bake for a final 5-10 minutes, until completely cooked through in the center. There should be no visible liquid remaining. 

12.  Allow pie to completely cool before slicing, 1-2 hours. 

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