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a bite of Swiss walnut pie

Walnut Pie (Engadiner Nusstorte)

An absolutely delicious pie.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Swiss
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Refrigeration time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 55 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 680kcal
Author Darlene at International Cuisine


For the dough:

  • 2 cups Flour white plain
  • ¾ cups Sugar white
  • 1 ½ cubes Butter unsalted
  • 1 Egg whole
  • 1 pinch Salt

For the Filling

  • 1 ¼ cup Sugar white
  • 3 cups Walnuts chopped
  • ¾ cup Cream full-fat


For the Dough:

  • Sift flour, cut butter into small cubes (set aside till reached room temperature)
  • Add all ingredients into a bowl and form to a dough
  • Set aside (covered) in fridge for 40-60 minutes.
  • Take dough out, keep about 1/3 for the top crust.
  • Roll out the rest of the dough and line out pie tin

For the Filling:

  • -In a sauce pan heat the sugar until golden and caramelized, add walnuts – ensure that they all are coated with the caramelized sugar
  • Add the cream and let bring to a boil
  • Remove from heat Let cool down
  • Then add mixture (not too hot) evenly into the lined out pie tin
  • Cover with rolled out dough and cover the pie tin. Ensure that the cover reaches the edge press edges or alternatively make into strips like a lattice.
  • Turn oven on to 430 degrees put pie in as it heat up for 10 minutes, then turn down the temperature to 350 F for approx. 25-35 min or /and till golden brown
  • Take out
  • Let cool and then serve with whipped cream / ice cream or simply coffee.


Calories: 680kcal | Carbohydrates: 81g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 23mg | Potassium: 251mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 51g | Vitamin A: 366IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 3mg