Mixed-Nut Turtle Pie

Mixed-Nut Turtle Pie from Very Culinary

by Amy Flanigan on December 17, 2013 · 11 comments

It is at this time, again, I desperately wish my kids weren’t allergic to peanuts. Because it is impossible to find a can of mixed-nuts that don’t include them. But it’s also at this time, I am feeling especially grateful that they can eat other nuts.

So I could make this Turtle pie. 

Mixed-Nut Turtle Pie | Very Culinary

For me, the process took longer because I have to buy individual nuts…that are all raw…then roast them. But whatever. This pie was worth it. I mean, isn’t any pie? Oh wait, that’s me. Me and my pie love affair.

Mixed-Nut Turtle Pie | Very Culinary

I used whole almonds and pecan halves, but any combo works here, I think!

Mixed-Nut Turtle Pie
Serves 8
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 1 hour

Ingredients
• (1) 9-inch Pillsbury deep-dish pie crust
• 2/3 cup sugar
• 2/3 cup maple syrup
• 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
• 4 eggs
• 1 tablespoon lemon juice
• 1 teaspoon vanilla
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 2 cups salted, roasted mixed nuts, coarsely chopped
• 2 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place the pie shell on a baking sheet; set aside.

Add the sugar, syrup, and butter to a small saucepan; bring to a simmer until the sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, lemon juice, vanilla, and salt. Stir in the syrup mixture, then the nuts. Pour the filling into the pie shell. Bake until the crust in golden and the filling is set, about 1 hour. (If topping or crust begins to brown too quickly, cover with foil.) Let cool on rack.

In a small microwavable-safe bowl, melt the chocolate chips in 30 second intervals, stirring in between, until smooth. Dip the tines of a fork in the melted chocolate and drizzle over the pie. Let stand for about ten minutes until the chocolate sets, then slice and enjoy!

(slightly adapted from Rachel Ray)

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michael January 3, 2014 at 5:21 pm

…mmm looks delicious! ;-)

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Stephanie December 27, 2013 at 3:43 pm

Oh. My. Goodness. This pie. I need it badly. Billy isn’t a fan of pecan pie because of the “weird” texture, but I bet he’d like this as an alternative! Crossing fingers!

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Joanne December 17, 2013 at 5:42 pm

Oh girl, I feel your pain! I pretty much live off of peanut butter so I’m not sure what I’d do. Though I love the mixed nuts here. Thank god for bulk bins!

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Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust December 17, 2013 at 3:05 pm

I love this pie. And I like it better without peanuts – as much as I love PB desserts I don’t like peanuts!

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Lisa@The Cutting Edge of Ordinary December 17, 2013 at 9:47 am

PIE! Turtle Pie! I love you!

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Lynda December 17, 2013 at 9:12 am

Ooh! Ahh!

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Bev @ Bev Cooks December 17, 2013 at 8:13 am

My mouth just fell off my face.

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Julie December 17, 2013 at 6:23 am

It’s this time of year when I wish my child ate chocolate. Oh, that’s right. I don’t, because it means more for me! Hahaha! This looks sooo delicious. I wish I had a piece right now for breakfast. :) Oh, and you need to come stay a few days with me so I can teach you about homemade pie crusts. We’ll talk and eat and make lots of pies.

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Amy @Very Culinary December 17, 2013 at 6:28 am

Wait, what? Steph doesn’t like chocolate? *faints* As for the crust, I actually don’t need lessons…my mom makes the most amazing homemade crust. Ever. And she has given me many a tutorial. I just don’t ever have the time to deal with it. Just like homemade bread. Although that’s more of a yeast issue. But I will happily share a slice, or 7, with you!

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Dani H December 17, 2013 at 4:56 am

Did someone say PIE? This looks scrumptious, Amy!!! (You know I have the same love affair with pie that you do.) xo

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Amy @Very Culinary December 17, 2013 at 6:25 am

Hee. I know! <3

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