Granny’s Hickory Nut Pie Recipe

This traditional hickory nut pie uses simple ingredients for a delicious dessert.

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Lori Dunn
If hickory nuts are hard to come by, use your favorite walnuts.
1 hr 10 min DURATION
50 min COOK TIME
20 min PREP TIME


  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup white syrup (or Karo syrup)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 cup chopped hickory nut meats
  • 1 unbaked pie shell


  • Preheat oven to 400 F.
  • In large bowl, mix together eggs, syrup, sugar, vanilla and butter. Stir in nut meats.
  • Pour filling into pie shell.
  • Bake for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 F, and continue baking for an additional 40 minutes, or until filling is set. Cool before slicing and serving.
  • Find more nut-enriched recipes here: Nut Recipes for the Country Kitchen.