Hello and happy 3.14. In honor of National Pi Day, here’s a recipe for a Hawaiian-inspired treat, macadamia nut pie. I first tried mac nut pie at the Kahua Ranch on Hawaii’s Big Island. It’s bake is similar to that of the more familiar pecan pie, but the creaminess of the macadamia nuts adds a delicious smoothness to the dessert. A bit of coconut at the bottom of the filling or pressed into the crust gives the pie a more tropical feel, reminiscent of Pacific Ocean breezes rustling the palm trees. Enjoy!
Macadamia Nut Pie
- 1 cup dark corn syrup
- 2/3 cup granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3 eggs, slightly beaten
- 1 jar (6.5-8 ounces) macadamia nuts
- 1/4 cup butter, softened
- 1 9” pie crust, unbaked
- coconut pressed into crust, optional
In a large bowl, mix together sugar, corn syrup, eggs, and vanilla extract. Stir in butter and nuts. Pour mixture into a 9″ pie crust.
Bake in a 350 degree Fahrenheit oven for 45-50 minutes or until pie is set. Let cool and savor.
Here’s to good food shared with friends and family. Happy Pi Day, with aloha from the Haasienda Kitchen. Mahalo!