Dark Chocolate and Walnut Torte

1/2 cup walnuts
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
6 squares semi- or bitter sweet chocolate
3 large eggs, beaten
1 cup clotted cream
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 parbaked pie shell

Preheat over to 350°F.

Toast walnuts and then let cool.

In a medium saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Add chocolate, stirring constantly until smooth. Fold in eggs and cream. Remove from heat. Stir in walnuts and vanilla. Pour mixture into pie shell. Bake 40-45 minutes until center is set.

Serve warm or chilled.

--Adapted from "Harmony on the Palate."