Often confused with pecans, walnuts are their own amazing nuts.
In fact, the walnut is also a tree nut, so the confusion is somewhat warranted. What makes the walnut so fantastic in the kitchen is that its soft and delicate flavor pairs so well with a vast array of ingredients. It works well with grapefruit: try making a Citrus-Walnut Salad, which is a perfect dish for a fast, casual, summer meal. It also partners well with ripe, bold cheeses, so it is a go-to for a platter of Blue Cheese-Walnut Finger Sandwiches. If time is of the essence, this combination also works wonderfully well as a spread.
When you want to spend time in the kitchen making a holiday masterpiece, you won't want to go past our recipe for an Elegant Pumpkin-Walnut Layered Pie. And yes, it is even more delicious than it sounds, if that is possible. So the walnut is a versatile nut, going with the naturally sweet flavors of citrus, the bold flavors of ripe cheeses, the savory-and-sweet flavors of autumn seasonal pies, and more. Enjoy them right out of the shell, or toast them for your favorite recipes.