Marula nut pieTry this delicious alternative to pecan pie:

1 ready-made short crust pastry
¾ cup marula kernels
⅓ cup dark brown sugar
1 tablespoon honey
2 eggs
4 tablespoons thick cream
1 tablespoon vanilla extract

  • Preheat oven to 175 °C. Grease and flour a pie dish/round pan.
  • Roll the ready-made pastry onto the pan and cut off the excess dough.
  • Toast the marula kernels lightly (10 minutes) and chop about ⅔ of them. Set the rest aside for topping.
  • On low heat, melt sugar, honey and vanilla extract.
  • Remove from the stove and add the cream, eggs (one at a time) and the chopped nuts.
  • Pour into the pan, lay out remaining nuts on top and bake until ready (about 45 minutes).
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Anna Brazier
Anna Brazier is the editor of Naturally Zimbabwean. She was born in Zambia but has lived most of her life in Zimbabwe. She has a BSc in Ecology and an MSc in Sustainable Development and works as a consultant promoting sustainable agriculture, nutrition, traditional foods and community resilience in Africa and beyond. She lives in Harare with her husband and three children.