Nearly one year ago, I shared with you my sad, sad, tale and lamentable story about not winning my company’s annual summer picnic dessert contest; it was fixed, I know it (that’s what I believe to get myself through it anyway) – no really it was fixed. I’ve decided people are super weird about voting for baked goods.
Ah yes, I weep! …let’s move on! Remember I also shared with you how I won my church’s annual dessert contest 3 consecutive years in a row!
This recipe is the winning recipe from the first year I accepted my badge of glory and literal trophy. This is the recipe I spent weeks deciding on, how to display it, and how to maximize distribution. This was the recipe that won me the glory so that, finally, I didn’t go home with funeral bags until my eyes!
Caramel Walnut Flan
This Thanksgiving delight is similar to pecan pie, but is made with walnuts instead. It has a wonderful crumbly crust, a gooey caramely center, and a crunch that satisfies.
1 ½ cups flour
¼ powdered sugar
Cut together with a pastry blender until mixture resembles pebbles
Drop in a few drops of water, just until mixture comes together
Chill dough for 10 minutes
Roll dough out to ¼ inch thickness
Form to 8″ or 10″tart pan with removable bottom, press against sides
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons flour
1 cup dark corn syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons maple syrup
Mix with hand held mixer on high until mixture is smooth
Stir in 2 cups walnut halves
Pour into crust shell
Bake at 375F°, 45-50 minutes
Pie is done when edges are set, but middle wobbles when pan is tapped
Remove and let cool before removing rim of pan
Enjoy with a dollop of cream (as always)
Truth be told, I don’t really know what to call this: A Tart, A Torte, A Flan, or A Pie. What do you think?
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I don't know what you would call it exactly, but if it was at my house this morning, well, I would call it breakfast : )
I am popping over from SITS and holy mama does that sound good!
Ohhh I can sooo tell this is a winner!
Ooooh, yum! Thanks for sharing your recipe. I love pecan pie, but I love walnuts more than pecans, so this must be a win-win!!!
No wonder you won. Yowee! That is one delicious looking pie. (I always think of a tart as being smaller- although you could call it a tart; it is definitely NOT a torte or flan- so you decide, but I think it's a pie!)
Anyway, whatever it is, I want it.
This dessert truly is divine. A big ol dollop of whipping cream and your in heaven!!!
I myself am particularly partial to pecan pie but mmmm does this look splendid — especially the picture of the slice that has ooey gooey pie innards oozing out. Oh my heavens, this wouldn't stand a chance around me. *drool*
Oh Mercy that looks delish! I'm am pathetic in the kichen. Stopping by from SITS. I think I may need to following you. Could use the recipes. Thanks!
what a great recipe! i need to try it! so ymmy!
wish you a sweet monday!
this would look/taste so good on my dining table this coming Thanksgiving! thanks for sharing =)
that looks great!!!
Flan sounds pretty – but it looks like a torte – either way
That looks so tasty!!!
Stopping by from SITS
Just visiting from SITS. You've made my mouth water today and I'm ready for a treat! 🙂
stopping by from SITS. I would definetely call it a torte. Thank you for giving the recipe I am going to try it