October 27, 2021

Honey walnut pie

Honey walnut pie baked in a pie plate.

If you like pecan pie, you're sure to love this pie made with walnuts and honey. It's a terrific dessert for fall, Thanksgiving, or any holiday.

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This honey walnut pie is a yummy twist on the maple pecan pie recipe that my whole family loves. If you like pecan pie, then this honey walnut pie is a great new pie for you to try.
For this recipe, I've replaced the maple syrup I generally use with honey and then swapped in walnuts for pecans. The result is a sweet and decadent dessert. I've been making this honey walnut pie for many years and it's so good. Everyone who tries it always loves it.
For this pie you want a runny and mild flavored honey. I usually use a wildflower honey because that's generally what we have around. The pie does use a full cup of honey, so while you do want a good honey that you enjoy the taste of for the filling, don't use a super expensive one here. 

This pie also uses a lot of walnuts, which like other nuts can be on the expensive side. So, for us, this is a special occasion pie that we really savor and enjoy. I usually make it for my husband's birthday when he requests it or when we are having company like at Thanksgiving.

Honey walnut pie with a slice on a small plate. 
This pie is very sweet all on its own since it contains both honey and granulated sugar in the filling. So I don't add any extras when serving like whipped cream or ice cream, but you can if you want. I really enjoy the contrast of the sweet honey filling with the more savory pie crust and walnuts.

I use my favorite pie crust recipe most of the time and it uses all butter for the fat and vodka for some of the liquid. The vodka evaporates out of the crust better than water, creating a lighter and flaky crust. 

If you want to try that pie crust, I detail the full recipe and the steps for how to make it in this apple crumb pie post. Of course, you can use any pie crust recipe you like, or a store bought crust if you prefer. 

This pie will make a lovely addition to your Thanksgiving dessert table, but it's terrific for a dessert anytime you need something special and delicious. Surprise your guests and family with this decadent pie.

Slice of honey walnut pie on a pie plate with a fork.

Yield: 8 servings
Author: Amy (Savory Moments)
Honey Walnut Pie

Honey Walnut Pie

If you like pecan pie, you're sure to love this pie made with walnuts and honey. It's a terrific dessert for fall, Thanksgiving, or any holiday.


  • 1 single pie crust recipe (I like this one)
  • 1-1/4 cups walnut halves
  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped walnuts
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup runny honey
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spread the walnuts on a baking sheet and bake just until fragrant and lightly toasted. Remove, set aside, and bump up the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Fit the pie crust to a 9-inch pie pan.
  3. Whisk the eggs in a large bowl. Then whisk in the sugar until dissolved. Stir in the honey, butter, vanilla, and salt until combined. Then stir in the walnuts.
  4. Pour into the unbaked pie shell. Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes. Then reduce the heat to 350 degrees and continue baking until the pie puffs slightly, the walnuts are golden, and the pie is set, about 35-40 minutes.
  5. Let cool completely. Serve at room temperature or refrigerate until serving time if not eating that day.
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Finished honey walnut pie.

Note: this recipe was originally posted in 2014 and has been completely updated in 2021 with new photos, text, and a recipe card.

Check out these other pie recipes: 

Maple Cream Pie

Roasted Honeynut Squash Pie

Cranberry Custard Pie

Shoofly Pie

Sour Cream Apple Pie 


  1. A beautiful pie with simple ingredients! I can see why your husband asked for this.

  2. A stunning walnut pie, Amy. I wish I could have a large slice now.

  3. Gosh, I love honey. I'd love a warm slice of this right now! Your husband is one lucky guy. :)

  4. Wow, this looks divine - what a lovely treat for your husband. And I'm sorry to hear that things have been challenging for you recently. I'm keeping you in my thoughts, friend!

  5. Amy, this sounds delightful! I would say your husband must be a very smart man. Hang in there. Sounds like things have been rough-take care!

  6. yum! can totally go for a slice of honey walnut pie! :)

  7. This pie looks amazing and I hope that you overcome what ever it is that you are going through right now!

  8. This looks and sounds amazing! We love walnuts around here, and pairing them with honey sounds like a marvelous idea. I have you in my thoughts - hoping things get better for you soon!

  9. What a wonderful pie you baked for your husband's birthday. Hope everything works out for you............

  10. I can just tell from reading the recipe that this would be amazing! And amazingly smelling as it bakes too!

  11. This looks wonderful! I love any nut pies!
    Happy Belated Birthday to your hubby.
    And hope everything will be working out fine for you soon.

  12. This is a gorgeous looking pie! I would so enjoy a slice with my tea right now!! Very nice!

  13. Hurray for you husband having a birthday and having good taste in pie. My elder boy always picks pie over cake for birthday. There is no doubt that this is a winner. Sending you good vibrations for your situation right now. Can you feel my warmth just a bit? I am feeling tingly just getting quiet for a moment and sending them. Smiles-----

  14. What a delicious sounding pie! So homey!

  15. Honey and walnut is certainly the perfect combo for a pie.

  16. Mmm yum. I bet the honey makes it extra delicious!

  17. wow, definitely delicious dessert!!!
    crunchy, sweet and nutty...
    the photograph is already tickle my taste buds....

  18. Honey and nuts is always a wonderful combination.
    Would be my pick for my birthday treat too :)

  19. i've had maple pecan pie and honey pecan pie and maple walnut pie, but i've never tried honey walnut pie! this sounds SO good, and it looks even better. must try!

  20. Hi Amy. I'm so sorry to read about the stress you've been going through! I hope things will be better for you very soon.

    What a delightful pie! My mother always found places to find black walnuts and my husband and I actually have a tree in our yard but I'm too lazy to go through the drying and hammering. Now, it's pretty easy to find black walnuts at the store.

  21. Sorry to hear you've had a difficult few months. Sending you a virtual hug and hope things take a turn for the better soon.
    This pie looks like a wonderful way to celebrate a birthday!

  22. I hope these difficult times pass soon! I'll say a prayer for you. Love this pie!

  23. This pie looks heavenly to me and my husband would love it too, thanks for sharing the recipe. I too haven't been posting as much lately do to life getting difficult. I hope you get back on track as soon as you can.

    1. Thank you and I hope that things are going well for you soon, too!

  24. I love the idea of this! It looks so wholesome and delicious at the same time. Honey is the best <3

  25. Looks wonderful! I had a similar pie at a restaurant several years ago and it was outstanding, but I never attempted to recreate it. now I don't have to :-)

  26. I always seem to have extra walnuts so this would be an awesome way to use them! I buy honey like crazy so we've always got that too!

  27. I love this twist on pecan pie. Plus, walnuts are so nutritious.

  28. I have so much honey to use and this will be the perfect addition to my Thanksgiving dessert table.

  29. Oooh just what I was looking for, a different version of a pecan pie, but using honey instead of corn syrup! Yes! Thank you!

  30. This is a beautiful pie and I just love that creamy filling with the walnuts!

  31. This reminds me of my Maple Hickory Nut pie from the year I ate locally! Now I need to try this combo!

  32. What a beautiful pie! I would love this with a scoop of cinnamon ice cream!

  33. This looks excellent! So, so good -- thanks.

  34. I wish my husband liked walnuts as much as I do. I'd make this pie in a heartbeat. It looks absolutely delicious!


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