Macadamia Nut Pie

I love macadamias and I love pies; thus I googled “macadamia pie.” Since I hate it when nut pies are all sugar/corn syrup and no nuts, my version is more of a pie crust filled with caramalized macadamias (which my lil bro hates since it’s not supersweet, but hey he’s not the one doing the baking). So easy, takes about 10 min to prepare, and delicious with vanilla ice cream. Adapted from Epicurious.

1/3-1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup corn syrup
3 large eggs
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp Kahlua
1 frozen 9-inch pie crust
3 cups roasted unsalted macadamia nuts

Preheat oven to 325°F.

Whisk sugar, corn syrup, eggs, butter and vanilla and kahlua in large bowl to blend. Fill pie crust with nuts. Pour sugar mixture over nuts in pie crust. Bake pie until center puffs slightly, about 55 minutes. 

Notes: since I only had a regular not deep dish crust, and I like a LOT of nuts and little sugar, I had extra sugar mixture leftover. I put them in ramekins filled with pecans for crustless pecan pie.

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