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Salty Nut Pie

Go nuts. [Photograph: María del Mar Sacasa]

This alternative to classic pecan pie has a salty caramel filling and a mixed cocktail nuts topping, making each bite well-balanced between salty and sweet and multi-textured.

Notes: It's very important to use a large saucepan as a low-sided pan will not hold the caramel once it begins to sputter in Step 2. I really, really dislike Brazil nuts and picked them out of the mix when I made this pie. And, on occasion, I add salted and roasted peanuts or honey roasted peanuts to the mix.

Blind bake your pie crust for about 10 minutes at 375°F, then reduce oven temperature to 350°F.

About the author: María del Mar Sacasa is a food stylist, recipe developer, and author of the food blog Cookin' and Shootin'. Her first book, Winter Cocktails is currently on sale.

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