Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Walnut Cream Pie

Walnut Cream Pie

My supervisor told me about this pie that she had a restaurant and loved. She looked it up and found a recipe she thought was very similar. I, of course, volunteered to make it and bring it to the office so we could all try it. The recipe comes from Cooks.com. The only thing I changed was that I used a baked pie crust instead of the suggested graham cracker crust. I guess the restaurant uses a baked pie shell also. I'm not really crazy about graham cracker crust anyway.

Walnut Cream Pie:  From Cooks.com (submitted by D. McDonald)

8 oz package of cream cheese, softened
14 oz sweetened condensed milk
3/4 cup of cold water
4 ounce package of vanilla pudding
1 cup of heavy whipping cream
1 cup of chopped walnuts, toasted (divided)
1 graham cracker or baked pastry pie crust

Mix cream cheese until smooth, slowly add in condensed milk. Add the water and pudding mix. Beat until smooth. In a separate bowl (with clean beaters) beat the whipping cream until you get soft peaks. Fold that into the cream cheese mixture, then add 3/4 cup of the walnuts. Pour the mixture into the pie crust and sprinkle with the rest of the walnuts. Chill for at least 2 hours. Overnight is even better.