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Macadamia Key Lime Pie Recipe

Macadamia Key Lime Pie Recipe

I make Key Lime Pie at least four times a month during summer, it’s so refreshing. The shortbread crust adds richness. — Brynn LeMaire, Gueydan, Louisiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup crushed shortbread cookies
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped macadamia nuts
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • FILLING:
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup Key lime juice or lime juice
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped macadamia nuts

Directions

  • 1. In a small bowl, mix cookie crumbs, macadamia nuts and sugar; stir in butter. Press onto bottom and up sides of a greased 9-in. pie plate. Refrigerate 30 minutes.
  • 2. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Beat in milk and lime juice until blended. Transfer to crust. Refrigerate, covered, at least 4 hours.
  • 3. In a small bowl, beat cream until soft peaks form; spoon or pipe onto pie. Top with macadamia nuts. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 604 calories, 45 g fat (23 g saturated fat), 111 mg cholesterol, 297 mg sodium, 46 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 9 g protein.

Reviews for Macadamia Key Lime Pie

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2015

"I made this for Thanksgiving. I didn't taste it. People were saying 'what type of pie is this'. Initially I said 'I don't know' although I did of course know. The people were saying that the pie was delicious. Then I said, 'oh I prepared that pie'. They said it was really, really good! I did crush the macadamia cookies into crumbs, but not fine crumbs. I guess you really don't have to either. I couldn't find my mixer so I didn't worry about the whipped cream. I guess I could have used the blender, but I didn't. I will make this again for Christmas. I think I'll taste it next time."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2015

"I made this for my annual St. Patrick's Day Party. It was very good and everyone seemed to enjoy. The crust was not as flavorful as I had hoped and that is why I only gave it 4 points, but will definitely make again, but will use graham cracker crust next time."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 6, 2014

"This was a good summer pie I enjoyed it but I did not try the crust maybe next time I used gram cracker instead I did use Nellie & Joes key lime juice for the first time that stuff is the bomb."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2014

"I added powdered sugar to the whipped cream."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2014

"Very good and easy to make. I used graham crackers instead of shortbread for the crust and baked it for 10 minutes at 350. This was a big hit with the family!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2014

"Followed the recipe exactly but the crust was very crumbly and would not stay together when cutting a slice. Also, it didn't solidify . It remained more like soft pudding and didn't keep it's shape when slicing. Had a good flavor."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 30, 2014

"Excellent. Very refreshing summer pie. AND so easy!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 29, 2014

"I haven't made this yet but will be making it at least once this summer. Sounds scrumptious!....As for freezing it, I would make the pie, an chill it very well first. Then freeze air tight without whipped cream (if using).Thaw in friger overnight then pipe on whipped cream. (The reason fof getting the pie as cold as possible before freezing is because if you freeeze it from room temp it tends to create large ice crystals inside possibly causing the pie to be mushy after thawing."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 29, 2014

"Lovely!!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 29, 2014

"I gave it 5 stars because i don't want to drop the average--and I have NO doubt it will be delicious!! Does anyone know if this can be frozen?"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 29, 2014

"Yummy!!!!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 29, 2014

"sooo glad to see somebody's solution to my idea of "this recipe is a recipe that doesn't feed enough key lime lovers!" I was wondering about putting it in a 13x9 and voila' - somebody very helpfully beat me to it! Thank you! I may have to make it today - to celebrate my 75th Day!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2013

"I love this recipe as well as my family and friends. Easy to make and will disappear quickly.!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 5, 2013

"So Good! My whole family loved it! I actually doubled the recipe and put it in a 9X13" pan because it was a little easier than making two pies."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 7, 2013

"Absolutely delicious. I browned the crust in 400 degree oven for about 5 minutes, then refrigerated and proceeded with the recipe as directed. I also added some lime zest to the filling mixture. Set up and cut beautifully after 4 hours. Will definitely be making this one again!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2013 Edited Sep. 27, 2013

"This recipe was absolutely delicious. I added 2 T. of sugar to the heavy whipping cream, and it was a perfect topping. The photo of my finished pie with credit to TOH, of course, was featured on a national cooking show!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2013

"Just enough tang and sweetness for me! I love it!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2013

"This was awesome! Everyone raved about it. I didn't have key lime juice so i split the lime juice it called for half lemon juice and half lime juice. You couldn't tell the difference!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2013

"I've made it twice already. Easy to make and delicious. The only down side is that it was rather expensive. But I could make more than 1 pie with the ingredients I bought. I think you could also make it with pecan shortbread cookies and sprinkle pecans on top."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 3, 2013

"very good, light not to sweet easy to make!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2013

"This pie was delicious! I used reduced fat cream cheese (which probably made the pie less firm) and regular limes. I sprinkled extra chopped mac nuts with sea salt on top and the balance of the sweet, tart, salt and crunch from the nuts was divine."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2013

"I made this pie today for Father's Day. A sure hit! Will make again for sure. I liked that it was no bake and very easy. Delicious."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2013

"A definite winner and one that I will make again and again. I had to vary this a bit since my grocery store was out of macadamia nuts. I simply increased the amount of crushed shortbread cookies in the crust to 1-1/2 cups and topped the pie with flaked coconut. Turned out perfectly and SOOO delicious!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2013

"Excellent!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2013

"I prepared this pie today and let me tell you, folks, this pie is a winner!! The only changes I made was to use fat free condensed milk (which you could not tell) and low fat cream cheese. If you didn't want to use macadamia nuts I think you could use toasted pecans. This would make a wonderful dessert for guests. It is an easy pie to prepare but there are two steps requiring refrigeration so you need to start early. I highly recommend this pie and would give it ten stars if I could."

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