Secret Maple-Walnut Pie Recipe for a Delectable Dessert

I have a confession to make: I am addicted to pies. Not just any pies, mind you, but the ones made with fresh, organic ingredients that not only taste amazing but also nourish my body. And one of my all-time favorites is this Maple-Walnut Pie, which happens to be gluten-free and dairy-free too.

What’s not to love about a pie with a flaky crust, a rich filling made with pure maple syrup and chopped walnuts? It’s like Canadian maple gone wild in your mouth. You’ll taste the sweetness of the syrup as it mingles with the crunchy texture of the walnuts. And the aroma that fills your kitchen while baking will make your mouth water and your heart sing.

But what makes this recipe even better is that it’s entirely dairy-free. No need for butter or cream cheese to create that silky-smooth filling. Instead, we use coconut cream, vegan butter, and organic coconut milk to give it that luscious texture without any dairy products.

So, whether you’re gluten-intolerant or dairy-sensitive, this Maple-Walnut Pie will satisfy your cravings without compromising on taste or health. And if you’re not convinced yet, wait until you try it yourself. One bite and you’ll be hooked!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Maple-Walnut Pie - Dairy Free
Maple-Walnut Pie – Dairy Free

Maple-Walnut Pie – the very name of this dessert alone is enough to make your mouth water! However, there are plenty of other reasons why you will absolutely fall in love with this pie recipe.

First and foremost, it’s a dairy-free recipe, perfect for those with lactose intolerance or who simply want to avoid dairy products. But don’t let that fool you into thinking that this pie lacks in rich, creamy flavors – it most certainly does not! Instead, we use organic coconut cream to create a texture that is just as delicious, if not better, than traditional dairy cream.

What’s more, we use pure maple syrup as a sweetener instead of processed corn syrup or granulated sugar. The smooth, earthy flavor of the maple syrup provides a better health alternative compared to regular sugar or corn syrup. Moreover, the organic coconut milk is used in crust making; treating you to an unforgettable crunchy texture and flavourful aroma.

But what really sets this Maple-Walnut Pie apart is its heartwarming nostalgic feel like Grandmother made in the family kitchen during the holidays. It’s the type of classic dessert that instantly brings you back to fond memories with family and loved ones. Its magic aroma of maple syrup and walnut essence carries through the room instantly uplifting your mood.

If you’re one for experimentation, the recipe also includes several variations for you to try out when baking including pecan pie, walnut pumpkin pie or even try vegan butter for a guilt-free indulgence.

Trust me when I say – this Maple-Walnut Pie recipe will take you on a journey down memory lane with every bite while filling your tummy with delectable goodness.

Ingredient List

 A slice of pure indulgence!
A slice of pure indulgence!

Let’s take a closer look at the ingredient list for this maple-walnut pie.


  • 1 ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup margarine, melted
  • 2 tbsp cold water


  • 1 cup walnuts halves, plus extra for decoration
  • 1 cup pure maple syrup
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 4 large eggs, beaten
  • 5 tbsp margarine, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

For a gluten-free and dairy-free crust, you can also use a vegan butter or organic coconut oil instead of margarine.

Optional Add-ins:

If you want to add more flavor and texture to your pie, you can also include some chopped walnuts or pecans into the filling mixture. Additionally, if you want to make it more indulgent, adding in some chocolate chunks or bacon bits will transform your maple-walnut pie into something completely unique!

The Recipe How-To

 Sweet, nutty and oh so delicious!
Sweet, nutty and oh so delicious!

Now that we’ve discussed the exciting aspects of this recipe, it’s time to dive into the details of creating a delicious Maple-Walnut Pie. This delicacy is perfect for any event, ranging from a holiday feast to a casual get-together.


Before starting, make sure you have all the necessary ingredients on hand:

1 9″ pie crust

Pie Filling:

  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons margarine, melted
  • 3/4 cup walnut halves


  1. Preheat your oven at 350°F (180°C).
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine sugar, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Mix it well.
  3. Add eggs to the mixture and using an electric mixer or wire whisk and blend it until it’s smooth.
  4. Now add pure maple syrup and melted margarine in bowl, blend until well combined.
  5. Add half of walnut halves and mix again.
  6. Pour the mixture into pie crust.
  7. Arrange the rest of the walnut halves on top of the filling.
  8. Place it in preheated oven for around 40 minutes or until it’s lightly browned and seems firm when touched.

Congratulations! Your homemade dairy-free Maple-Walnut Pie is ready to serve!

Pro Tip: For an extra crispy crust, pre-bake your pie crust before adding filling.

Don’t have time to bake a pie from scratch? No problem – buy a ready-made gluten-free pie crust from your local grocery store OR try different variations of this recipe with alternatives such as pecans or even bacon maple.

This recipe serves 8-10 people and is best served warm. Enjoy your delicious treat and await the compliments!

Substitutions and Variations

 The perfect dessert for maple lovers.
The perfect dessert for maple lovers.

As a food blogger, I know that everyone’s diet and preferences are unique. Therefore, I have prepared some substitutions and variations to help you create an even more personalized Maple-Walnut pie.

If you’re allergic to walnuts or simply don’t like them, you can swap them for pecans or hazelnuts. Both nuts provide the same sweet and nutty flavor as walnuts without compromising the pie’s texture.

For a gluten-free crust, swap all-purpose flour with almond flour or gluten-free oat flour. You may also use store-bought gluten-free pie crusts if time is limited.

To elevate your maple-walnut pie’s flavor profile, consider adding chocolate chips or cacao nibs to the filling. The chocolatey taste complements the sweetness of maple syrup wonderfully.

If you’re not vegan, substitute margarine with unsalted butter for a creamier texture in both the crust and filling. You may also add 1/4 cup of heavy cream to the filling ingredients for a richer mouthfeel.

For the dairy-free whipped cream topping, replace coconut cream with vegan cream cheese or store-bought vegan whipped cream if desired.

These are just a few suggestions that could make your Maple-Walnut pie one-of-a-kind. Don’t shy away from experimentation – this recipe welcomes it!

Serving and Pairing

 The aroma of maple syrup will fill your kitchen as you bake this pie.
The aroma of maple syrup will fill your kitchen as you bake this pie.

Now that you have made this scrumptious Maple-Walnut Pie, it’s time to serve it up and enjoy its delightful taste. This dairy-free dessert is a perfect end to any meal, drawing your loved ones to the table with its sweet aroma.

Serving: Once the pie has cooled down, it’s time to slice it up. Be sure to use a sharp knife for a smooth cut that separates the filling from the crust quickly. You can serve this delicious pie either warm, cold or at room temperature. If you wish, garnish with whipped coconut cream and sprinkle some chopped walnuts.

Pairing: As for pairing, this vegan dessert is very versatile and pairs well with a variety of different drinks such as strong coffee or hot tea that complements its sweetness. Additionally, creamy vanilla ice cream or caramel sauce would be an exceptional choice as well.

This pie can complement the flavors of various other pies too, such as vegan pecan pies or gluten-free pecan pies. Moreover, it also works well alongside pumpkin pies or chocolate-based desserts. You can even pair it with breakfast dishes like bacon-maple pancakes or scones if you crave sweetness in the morning.

In conclusion, this maple-walnut pie dairy-free recipe is a crowd-pleaser and an excellent dessert choice for all occasions due to its subtle sweetness and delectable consistency. So get ready to have your taste buds electrified through its unique flavor!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 A golden crust loaded with crunchy walnuts and gooey filling.
A golden crust loaded with crunchy walnuts and gooey filling.

Creating a maple-walnut pie couldn’t be made easier. If baking this dessert pie doesn’t fit into your current schedule, there’s still hope. You can freeze or store the pie for later.

To freeze the unbaked pie, prepare the pie crust as directed and pour in the filling mixture, but don’t bake it yet. Ensure it’s tightly wrapped in plastic wrap with no air pockets or double wrap with foil. Label it, and freeze it for up to six months without risking any loss of flavor.

For storing the baked pie, let it cool overnight before you cover it with a plastic wrap and keep it in the refrigerator for up to five days. Observe how moisture doesn’t collect on the inside of the plastic wrap – this helps prevent sogginess.

To reheat cold slices of your maple-walnut pie, preheat your oven to 350F, place slices into an oven-safe shallow dish, and heat for 5-10 minutes until warmed through. Alarms! Don’t overheat!

Alternatively, use a microwave oven-safe dish for one minute per slice on medium-high heat until warm enough. Warmed-up slices can be topped with whipped cream or ice cream to add an extra layer of flavor.

Your maple-walnut pie can also be enjoyed frozen –either as a whole or in portions – for that sweet icy feel all year round!

Tips for Perfect Results

 This pie is a game-changer for those who are dairy-free.
This pie is a game-changer for those who are dairy-free.

Making the perfect pie is an art, and it takes time to master. With a perfect balance of flavors and textures, this Maple-Walnut Pie recipe can be tricky to get just right. So, I am here to give you some tips for achieving a beautiful and delicious Maple-Walnut Pie every time!

Firstly, be sure to follow the instructions step-by-step to guarantee that you have all the ingredients measured correctly. Misjudging can lead to an over-sweet or bland filling.

Secondly, when mixing the ingredients for the filling, avoid overbeating them. Overmixing can cause cracking on top of your pie, which ruins its presentation. Mix until everything is just combined.

To ensure that your crust doesn’t become soggy, brush it with an egg wash before adding the filling. This helps the crust get crispy while maintaining its texture.

Don’t forget to cool your pie completely after baking it. The cool down process will firm up the filling and help retain its shape during serving.

Lastly, feel free to be creative with plating! A beautiful looking Maple-Walnut Pie is a piece of art worth admiring before being devoured. Drizzle some Canadian maple syrup on top or sprinkle chopped walnuts around.

By following these simple yet effective tips, your Maple-Walnut Pie will turn out perfect every time!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this maple-walnut pie recipe is a must-try for anyone who loves rich and indulgent desserts that don’t skimp on the flavor. With its perfectly balanced sweetness, nutty crunch, and flaky crust, it will have you coming back for seconds (and possibly thirds). But what really sets this pie apart is that it’s not just delicious – it’s also dairy-free, gluten-free, and made with organic ingredients for a healthier twist on a classic dessert. Whether you’re trying to accommodate dietary restrictions or just looking for a way to sneak in some wholesome ingredients, this pie is the perfect fit. So why not give it a try? Your taste buds (and your body) will thank you.

Maple-Walnut Pie - Dairy Free

Maple-Walnut Pie - Dairy Free Recipe

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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 min
Course Dessert
Cuisine Dairy-free
Servings 1 pie
Calories 3169.4 kcal


  • 9 inches pie shells
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup margarine, melted
  • 1 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 cup walnut halves
  • whipped topping, for serving


  • Preheat oven to 425°F With a whisk or an electric mixer, beat together the eggs and salt.
  • Set the bowl aside.
  • Prick the bottom or a 9 inch pie shell with a fork.
  • Line the pie shell with foil and bake at 425°F for 10 minutes.
  • For the last 3 minutes, moisture-proof the crust bottom by brushing lightly with a bit of the beaten eggs.
  • Cool on a wire rack.
  • Reduce the oven heat to 375°F To the eggs and salt add the sugar, melted margarine and maple syrup.
  • Beat well, but do not make the mixture too frothy.
  • Pour the filling into the prepared pie shell and top with nuts.
  • Bake in the center of the preheated oven for 30-40 minutes, or until a stainless-steel knife inserted into filling 1 inch from the edge comes out clean.
  • Cool on a wire rack.
  • Serve with whipped cream.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 961gCalories: 3169.4kcalCarbohydrates: 377.2gProtein: 48.1gFat: 173.2gSaturated Fat: 31.5gCholesterol: 558mgSodium: 2036.7mgFiber: 14.4gSugar: 260.8g
Keyword < 30 Mins, Canadian, Dairy Free, Dessert, Fruit, Nuts, Pie
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