Indulge in the Richness of Macadamia Nut Cream Pie

Are you looking for a pie recipe that is sure to impress your guests? Look no further than this Macadamia Nut Cream Pie recipe. This delectable dessert is rich and creamy, with the perfect balance of nutty flavor and sweetness. With a crispy crust and a smooth, velvety filling, this pie is sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.

Not only is this pie delicious, but it is also easy to make. With just a few simple ingredients that you may already have on hand, you can whip up this pastry in no time at all. And the best part? You can customize it to your liking by adding your favorite toppings or making substitutions to the recipe.

Whether you’re serving this at a family gathering or simply indulging in it on your own, this macadamia nut cream pie is sure to become a staple in your dessert repertoire. So why wait? Roll up your sleeves, dust off your apron, and get ready to impress with this mouth-watering delicacy!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Macadamia Nut Cream Pie
Macadamia Nut Cream Pie

Listen up, my fellow dessert enthusiasts, because I’m about to let you in on a little secret: if you haven’t tried Macadamia Nut Cream Pie yet, you are missing out on one of the most delicious treats of your life.

This pie is a masterpiece. Perfectly balanced sweetness, a rich and velvety nut cream filling made with silky white chocolate, and a tender buttery crust that will melt in your mouth. And to top it all off (literally), the pie is garnished with lightly roasted macadamia nuts, giving it an irresistible crunch and nutty flavor.

But what really makes this pie stand out is the star ingredient – macadamia nuts. These luxurious nuts have a unique buttery texture and a subtle, distinct flavor that will make your taste buds dance with joy. Combined with the white chocolate and other fresh ingredients, the macadamia nut cream filling is simply divine.

Plus, this Macadamia Nut Cream Pie recipe is incredibly easy to make. With just a handful of simple ingredients like eggs, heavy cream, milk and sugar, you can whip up an impressive dessert for any occasion. Whether you’re hosting a dinner party or need to bring something sweet for a potluck or holiday celebration, this pie is always a crowd-pleaser.

So what are you waiting for? Treat yourself to this incredible dessert – you won’t regret it!

Ingredient List

 Indulge in a slice of creamy heaven with our Macadamia Nut Cream Pie
Indulge in a slice of creamy heaven with our Macadamia Nut Cream Pie

Let’s Talk Ingredients!

Before we start with the macadamia nut cream pie recipe, let’s check out what we need in our pantry.

For The Macadamia Nut Crust:

  • 1 cup macadamia nuts, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 cups King’s Hawaiian or all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup shredded coconut

For The Macadamia Nut Cream Filling:

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups milk
  • 5 large egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped roasted macadamia nuts
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For The Topping:

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • White chocolate shavings and additional macadamia nuts (optional)

Make sure to have all of these ingredients ready before starting with the recipe for a smooth baking experience.

The Recipe How-To

 A perfectly nutty pie that will make your taste buds dance
A perfectly nutty pie that will make your taste buds dance

Now that we have gathered all the necessary ingredients, it’s time to put them together and create this delicious Macadamia Nut Cream Pie. Follow these easy steps and you’ll have a heavenly dessert in no time.

Prepare for baking

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C).
  2. Place a pie crust into a 9-inch (23cm) pie dish, and use a fork to prick holes all over the crust.
  3. Bake the crust for 10-12 minutes, then remove it from the oven and set it aside to cool.

Make the macadamia nut cream

  1. In a medium saucepan, combine 1 cup of heavy cream, 1 cup of milk, and ¾ cup of sugar. Heat over medium heat until the sugar has dissolved and the mixture begins to steam.
  2. Add in 1 cup of finely chopped macadamia nuts and a dash of salt. Stir gently until the mixture is combined.
  3. In a small bowl or measuring cup, whisk together 2 tablespoons of cornstarch with 2 tablespoons of cold water to make a slurry. Add the slurry to the saucepan.
  4. Continue to cook the mixture over medium heat while stirring until it thickens up (about 5-7 minutes).
  5. Turn off the heat, then stir in 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract and 1 tablespoon of butter until fully incorporated.

Assemble and chill

  1. Pour the macadamia nut cream filling into your cooled pie crust.
  2. Cover with plastic wrap or foil, then chill the pie in your refrigerator for at least an hour or until firmly set.

That’s it! Once cooled, top with whipped cream, extra chopped macadamia nuts, or even some shaved white chocolate, if you’d like.

Enjoy this Nut Cream Pie with a cup of hot tea or coffee after dinner with family and friends.

Substitutions and Variations

 Have a crackin' good time with this nutty delight
Have a crackin’ good time with this nutty delight

Now, let’s talk about adding your own twist to this macadamia nut cream pie recipe. While the original recipe calls for macadamia nuts and white chocolate, feel free to experiment with other ingredients for different variations.

For a healthier version, you can substitute the heavy cream with coconut cream or low-fat milk. You can also reduce the sugar content by using a sugar substitute. You may want to add more macadamia nuts when you opt for a lower sugar content.

If you’re feeling a little adventurous, you can add other fruits into the recipe such as bananas or berries. For instance, sliced bananas work well. However, do not use too much fruit – it might make for too much filling and unset properly.

Another variation of the macadamia nut cream pie recipe is to replace the nuts with almonds, walnuts or pecans. Furthermore, instead of white chocolate, try using dark or milk chocolate instead to create a different type of nut cream pie.

You could take it up a notch by adding shredded coconut on top of your baked crust before pouring in your mixture of rich and crunchy goodness. Adding a drizzle of caramel on top would bring equilibrium to the texture but elevate the sweetness level.

Don’t be afraid to experiment and get creative with different ingredient combinations. The possibilities are endless!

Serving and Pairing

 A smooth and velvety filling topped with a crunchy and buttery crust
A smooth and velvety filling topped with a crunchy and buttery crust

You’ve finally made it to the moment of truth: it’s time to serve and enjoy your masterpiece! The creamy, nutty flavors of this macadamia nut cream pie are a perfect match for a variety of desserts and beverages. Here are some pairing suggestions to take your dessert game to the next level:

1. Ice Cream: I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! Have a scoop of your favorite flavor on the side, or even better, place a generous scoop right on top of each slice of pie.

2. Coffee: A strong cup of coffee is an excellent pair with the sweet, nutty pie flavors. Its bold flavor balances the richness of the crust and cream while elevating the nutty notes.

3. Whipped Cream: Top each slice with a dollop (or two) of freshly whipped cream for an indulgent classic twist.

4. King’s Hawaiian Sweet Bread: This soft and slightly sweet bread is an excellent side to accompany this macadamia nut cream pie.

Of course, there’s plenty more that can be done to make your serving extra special; feel free to get creative with other ideas not listed here. At last, sit down with your favorite pairings and savor every blissful bite – you deserve it!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Get ready to go nuts over this delectable pie
Get ready to go nuts over this delectable pie

Making a pie from scratch can take a fair amount of time and effort, but with this macadamia nut cream pie recipe, you can easily make it ahead of time to save yourself the rush on the day of serving. Making pies in advance not only saves you time but also allows the filling to set properly, giving it even more depth of flavor.

If you are planning to make your macadamia nut cream pie in advance for a future occasion, I recommend storing it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. When ready to serve, allow the pie to sit out at room temperature for 15-20 minutes before cutting into it. This will help bring the filling back to its creamy consistency.

To reheat the pie without losing its flaky texture, place slices on a lined baking sheet and preheat the oven to 350°F/175°C. Warm up individual slices for about five to seven minutes or until heated through. You will want to cover any exposed edges with foil or use a pie shield – this is especially important if you’re using a delicate homemade crust that’s prone to burning.

If you’re looking to freeze your macadamia nut cream pie, wrap it tightly with plastic wrap and then again with foil before placing it into an airtight container. It will remain frozen for up to three months. To thaw, place in the refrigerator overnight before bringing it back up to room temperature before serving.

With these tips, you can prepare your macadamia nut cream pie in advance and be confident that it will still taste fresh and delicious just as if it had just come out of the oven!

Tips for Perfect Results

 This pie will have you going nuts for more with every bite
This pie will have you going nuts for more with every bite

Now that you have read through the instructions and ingredient list for the macadamia nut cream pie recipe, it’s important to know some tips that can help you achieve perfect results. These tips will help you avoid common mistakes and make sure your pie turns out delicious and beautiful.

1. Toasted Macadamia Nuts

Toasting macadamia nuts is a crucial step to bring out their rich, buttery flavor. Before adding them to the filling, toast the nuts on a baking sheet in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 10 minutes, or until they turn a golden brown color.

2. Use Cornstarch

Cornstarch is an ingredient that’s often overlooked in cream pies but can make a huge difference in texture. It helps thicken the filling without making it too heavy or starchy. Make sure to mix cornstarch with sugar before adding it to the mixture to prevent lumps.

3. Pre-Bake Your Crust

Before pouring in the filling, pre-bake your crust for about 10 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. This will create a barrier between the filling and crust, preventing it from getting soggy.

4. Whip Your Cream Properly

Whipping heavy cream is another important step to get creamy and airy filling. Make sure your cream is cold before you start whipping, and use an electric mixer on medium speed for optimal results. Avoid over-whipping as this can turn it into butter.

5. Chill Your Pie Properly

After baking, cool your pie completely at room temperature before chilling it in the fridge for at least 3 hours for optimal results. This will help the filling set properly and make it easier to slice.

By following these tips, you can achieve perfect results with your macadamia nut cream pie recipe. Don’t forget to have fun and experiment with different variations and substitutions to make this recipe uniquely yours!

Bottom Line

If you’re looking for a dessert that is indulgent and satisfying, look no further than this Macadamia Nut Cream Pie Recipe. With its buttery crust and creamy filling packed with chunks of roasted macadamia nuts, it’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

Not only is this recipe easy to make, but it also allows for plenty of substitutions and variations so you can customize it to your liking. And with tips for perfecting the crust and storing the pie, there’s no reason not to give this dessert a try.

So head to your kitchen, grab some macadamia nuts, and get ready to indulge in a slice of heaven. Trust me, once you’ve tasted this delicious Macadamia Nut Cream Pie, you’ll never want to try another dessert again!

Macadamia Nut Cream Pie

Macadamia Nut Cream Pie Recipe

This recipe is per a board request for this Hawaiian treat. The recipe originates from a recipe from the Residential Services Division Organization: Hawaiian Electric Company
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: < 60 Mins, Dessert, Fruit, Hawaiian, Kid-Friendly, Nuts, Pie, Refrigerator, Stove Top
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 1 Nine inch pie
Calories: 399.9kcal


  • 1 1/3 cups milk
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped macadamia nuts
  • 1 dash salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 whole egg
  • 5 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 9-inch baked pie crust
  • 1 cup heavy cream, whipped


  • In a saucepan, combine 1 cup of the milk, 1/4 cup of the sugar, 1/4 cup of the nuts, the salt and the vanilla; scald.
  • Mix the remaining 1/3 cup milk with 1 whole egg and cornstarch.
  • Thoroughly stir some of hot mixture into egg mixture (adding a small amount first to even out the temperature helps to prevent the egg from scrambling when added to the rest of the hot mixture); return all to saucepan.
  • Cook 5 more minutes, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens.
  • Cool 1 hour.
  • Beat egg whites until soft peaks form; fold carefully into cooled mixture.
  • Pour into pie shell; chill.
  • Before serving, top with sweetened whipped cream and remaining 1/4 cup nuts.

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Serving: 135g | Calories: 399.9kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 5.6g | Fat: 27.2g | Saturated Fat: 10.9g | Cholesterol: 66.9mg | Sodium: 194.8mg | Fiber: 1.1g | Sugar: 19.3g

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