Get cracking with these walnut recipes

This knobbly nut works wonders in savoury and sweet dishes.

Walnut, whiskey and salted caramel pie
They're not the most beautiful pick of the nut world. But prepared correctly, walnuts give up a deep and earthy flavour – find the freshest nuts you can, roast them in a hot oven, and rub off their bitter skins with a clean tea towel. They're an excellent alternative to pine nuts in pesto – try them in our winter-friendly linguine with walnut-parsley pesto, or the orecchiette with cauliflower and walnut brown-butter pesto. For something sweet, you can't go past the walnut and date galette by legendary chef Alice Waters or the walnut, whiskey and salted caramel.