Thursday, September 14, 2006

Macadamia Nut Cream Pie

Macadamia Nut Cream Pie
Servings: 6 Servings

1 1/3 c Milk
3/4 c Sugar Macadamia nuts *
1 ds Salt
1 ts Vanilla
3 Eggs; separated
1 tb Cornstarch
1 (8-in.) baked pastry shell Whipped cream


*Note: Macadamia nuts should be chopped and toasted.
Combine 1 cup milk, 1/4 cup sugar, 1/4 cup nuts, salt and vanilla in top of double boiler.
Place over boiling water and scald.
Combine remaining 1/3 cup milk, egg yolks and cornstarch and add to hot milk mixture.
Cook, stirring, until thickened.
Remove from heat and cool slightly.
Beat egg whites with remaining 1/2 cup sugar until stiff.
Carefully fold into milk mixture and turn into pastry shell.
When cool, top with whipped cream and sprinkle with additional chopped nuts, if desired.
Makes 6 to 8 servings .