Monday, November 3, 2008

Nut Wedges

I found this recipe in a Better Homes and Gardens magazine and thought it looked easy enough even for me. Here's how it's done:
Preheat oven to 375 (or less if your oven is possessed by demons like mine is)
Mix together 1 cup of nuts (I used a combo of pecans and pistachios), with 1/3 cup sugar, 2 tbsps honey, 1 tsp cinnamon and 1 tsp lemon juice.
I used the pre-packaged pie crust in the dairy section for the crust. Lay the bottom crust on an ungreased cookie sheet and spread the nut mixture over it.

Then cover with the top layer of pie crust. Prick holes all around with a fork, then crimp around the edges with the tines. Brush with milk.

Bake for about 15 to 20 minutes, then let cool for 10 minutes and cut into wedges. Drizzle some melted chocolate all over it. Not bad but not as baklava-ish as I'd hoped.

Now on a personal note, an unspeakable tragedy occured during this photographic journey. I dropped my *insert many vile curse words here* camera. *continue cursing here*.

Okay, I got it out of my system. It still seems to function but it has issues. Everything else I own is broken so why not the flippin' camera. Pity party starts at 6.


Decor To Adore said...

Oh this looks so yummy. It is healthy because of the nuts, right?

Julie said...

Yes of course. EVERYTHING I cook is just loaded with healthfulness. Or something like that.

Anonymous said...

Yum! Looks like something that would be fairly easy to bring to holiday parties.

And I'm sorry to hear about your camera. Someone dropped mine recently while taking a picture for me. And now it's just dead.

so sad.

Thanks for stopping by!

Julie said...

Thanks, at least it's not completely dead. But it's quite *quirky*. I'm such a klutz!

Tiffany said...

That looks so good! I think I would be tempted to add chocolate chips or something to the nut mixture or maybe something that would stay gooey like Nutella, but that's just because I have no self control. I'm going to have to try this one.

Lorrie said...

Hi Julie--Thanks for the visit.I'm glad that you're a Twilight fan too!

I have really enjoyed your blog--great recipes! I will be back.

Julie said...

Mmm.. chocolate chips. Good idea!

jennifersusan said...

that looks soooo yummy! thanks for visiting my blog, now I know where to find yummy recipes! thanks!

Jennifer said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I never find anyone that's from Arkansas! How neat! I'll keep in touch!

Brindi said...

These look easy and good! My camera is on the fritz, too. My husband told me if I behaved, Santa might bring me a new one. The trouble is I want my camera NOW!

Julie said...

Thanks for all the nice comments guys.
Brindi...I'm into instant gratification too!

Anonymous said...

Anything with honey agrees very well with my tummy :P

Great recipe!

Sandy said...

Wow, that does look tasty.
Sorry about your camera. I recently got a new one because mine was giving me trouble. So, I definatly understand:(

Thanks for stopping by!

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