Walnut Pastry Dough

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Walnut Pastry Dough

Walnut Pastry Dough

This delicious, versatile crust can also be made with hazelnuts, almonds or pecans.

Nutrition Profile:   Low Calorie   Low Cholesterol   Low Sodium  

Serves 8

Prep Time 10 min

Total Time 15 min.


  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoon cold butter, cut into pieces
  • 3 tablespoon walnut oil
  • 6-7 tablespoon cold water

Cooking Directions

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Step 2

Spread walnuts in a pie pan and bake for 5 to 7 minutes, or until fragrant. Let cool.

Step 3

Combine the walnuts, flour, sugar and salt in a food processor; process until the walnuts are finely chopped. Add butter and process until incorporated. Transfer to a large bowl.

Step 4

Drizzle oil over the flour mixture. Use your fingertips to rub the oil into the mixture. One tablespoon at a time, add water and mix with a fork until dough is crumbly and holds together when pressed.

Step 5

Divide dough into 2 pieces, 1 slightly larger than the other, and form each into a disk.