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Sunday, September 09, 2007

Squirrel Nut Zipper Pie

• 3 eggs
• 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
• 2/3 cup light corn syrup
• 14-oz. can sweetened condensed milk
• 1/3 cup half-and-half
• 1 tsp. butter flavor extract (may substitute vanilla extract)
• 1/2 tsp. almond extract
• 1/4 tsp. salt
• 2 cups unsalted roasted peanuts, finely chopped
• 9-inch deep-dish frozen pie shell, unbaked
• 1/2 cup caramel dessert topping


1. Adjust oven rack to lowest position. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Whisk together the eggs, butter, corn syrup, sweetened condensed milk, half-and-half, butter and almond extracts and salt until well blended. Stir in the chopped peanuts.

2. Pour into pie shell and bake for 45 minutes, or until center is set. Remove from oven and let cool on wire rack. To serve, drizzle each slice with caramel dessert topping.



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