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Golden Macadamia Nut Pie

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + cooling Bake: 35 min.


8 servings

??If you love all things Hawaiian, you’ll love this pie filled with one of the island’s most abundant crops—macadamia nuts. It makes a luscious ending to any meal. —Cathy Evans, Madison, MO


  • Pastry for single-crust pie (9 inches)
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups roasted macadamia nuts (about 8 ounces), coarsely chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to a 1/8-in.-thick circle; transfer to a 9-in. pie plate. Trim to 1/2 in. beyond rim of plate; flute edge.
  2. In a large saucepan, mix brown sugar, flour and salt; stir in corn syrup until smooth. Add butter; bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; cool 10 minutes. Stir in eggs and vanilla. Stir in macadamia nuts; pour into crust.
  3. Bake on a lower oven rack until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean, 35-40 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. Refrigerate leftovers.
Pastry for single-crust pie (9 inches): Combine 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour and 1/4 tsp. salt; cut in 1/2 cup cold butter until crumbly. Gradually add 3-5 Tbsp. ice water, tossing with a fork until dough holds together when pressed. Wrap and refrigerate 1 hour.

Test Kitchen tips
  • Use kitchen scissors to quickly trim crust to ½ in. beyond the edge of the pie plate.
  • Be patient and let the sugar mixture cool for 10 minutes before adding the eggs—or you might get scrambled eggs in the pie filling!
  • Like peanuts, macadamia nuts are available roasted, raw and flavored. Look for dry roasted nuts.
  • Nutrition Facts

    1 piece: 605 calories, 37g fat (14g saturated fat), 111mg cholesterol, 409mg sodium, 68g carbohydrate (49g sugars, 3g fiber), 7g protein.

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