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Macadamia Key Lime Pie

 Macadamia Key Lime Pie
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
8 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling

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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.