During my first visit to Hawaii (Oahu) I visited with my uncle (he lived there) and he took me out for a piece of Macadamia Nut Cream Pie. IT WAS AMAZING!!!!
During my second visit a couple years later, I went back to the same place for a piece but they didn’t have it anymore.
I was very sad. 😦   I did manage to find a piece from a shop on the North Shore but it wasn’t the same.

For some reason I recently decided I needed to make a Macadamia Nut Cream Pie. My first attempt – just didn’t happen (too sweet, and a kitchen disaster that messed up the filling) So I tried again last night and this is what happened!

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Yes, I made it and I am rather pleased with it. 🙂

I used the recipe posted by the Polynesian Cultural Center but did make some changes.

1. I made a graham cracker crust rather than using a standard pie shell. I used 2 cups graham cracker crumbs, 1/3 cup melted butter and 1/2 cup sugar.  Mixed well and pressed into a pie plate. Baked in a pre-heated 350 degree oven for 10 minutes and then cooled.
2. I used a full cup of chopped nuts.
3. I made my whipped cream with 1 1/2 cups of heavy whipping cream, 1/3 cup of powdered sugar and 1/2 a tsp of vanilla.

One more little addition was the flowers. I had them so I used them. They are edible and I think they made it prettier.

It was a very easy recipe and it’s not too sweet. You can adjust the sugar in whipped cream to your taste but I’d leave the filling sugar as is. (it’s mighty tasty)

Pie Recipe: http://www.polynesia.com/macadamia-nut-cream-pie.html…

Give it a try!  You’ll be glad you did.

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