Classic walnut pie (1991)

Vintage recipe - Classic walnut pie (1991)

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Classic walnut pie – vintage recipe

This retro recipe for a classic walnut pie is a lot like America’s beloved pecan pie, but it gets its delicious crunch from walnuts instead. Try it!

Vintage recipe - Classic walnut pie (1991)

Classic walnut pie

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes


  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup Karo light or dark corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 9-inch unbaked pastry pie shell
  • 1-1/2 cups large pieces Diamond walnuts


  1. Heat oven to 400 (F).
  2. Combine eggs, sugar, flour, corn syrup, butter and vanilla; blend well.
  3. Pour into unbaked pie shell; arrange walnuts on top.
  4. Bake in lower third of oven at 400 (F) for 15 minutes.
  5. Reduce oven temperature to 350 (F).; bake an additional 35 to 45 minutes or until center appears set.
  6. Cool completely.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 468Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 83mgSodium: 181mgCarbohydrates: 74gFiber: 2gSugar: 61gProtein: 7g

Click Americana offers approximate nutrition information as a general reference only, and we make no warranties regarding its accuracy. Please make any necessary calculations based on the actual ingredients used in your recipe, and consult with a qualified healthcare professional if you have dietary concerns.

Walnuts make it better! Karo syrup and Diamond walnuts are the secret to this delicious holiday pie, which you can serve at Thanksgiving or Christmas

Classic walnut pie - vintage 1990s recipe


MORE: 4 wonderful walnut recipes: Pie, bread, squares & chocolate chip cookies (1978)

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