Wednesday, December 22, 2010

christmas nut pies

Most Christmases, I make these nut pies, as gifts and to fill the baking tins. They're a bit like baby pecan pies and are perfect little mouth fulls of nutty, caramel goodness. They are pretty simple to make (it's a Jo Segar recipe), and you can use any mixture of nuts. I filled these ones with cashews, brazil nuts, almonds and macadamias.

I don't normally serve these with a sprig of mint - but decided the festive red plate needed some green garnishing to complete the look!

Christmas Nut Pies

125g butter
1 cup flour
1/2 cup icing sugar
1 cup roughly chopped nuts
60g melted butter
1 egg
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence

Place butter, flour and icing sugar in the food processor and run until the pastry clumps in a ball. Divide into 16 balls (although I can stretch this to 24) and press into mini muffin tins. Chill for at least 30 minutes.

Divide nuts between chilled pastry cases. Mix melted butter, egg, brown sugar and vanilla together till smooth. Pour over nuts. Bake 180C for 20 minutes until golden.


  1. Becs made some of these last night and I said they reminded me of you!

  2. They were delicious. Thanks Miriam.


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