Ginger-caramel Macadamia Pie

  • on October 5, 2007
  • Likes!

Ingrients & Directions

1 Pie pastry (single crust)
— for 9-inch diameter pie
1 1/2 c Macadamia nuts
— (salted, roasted)
3 lg Eggs
1 c Brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 c Minced candied ginger
1 tb Minced fresh ginger
1 ts Vanilla
Vanilla ice cream (optional)
-OR- sweetened whipped cream

1 1/2 c Semisweet chocolate chips
3/4 c Half-and-half (light cream)

Fit pastry over bottom and press against sides of a plain or fluted
9-inch tart pan with removable bottom; fold any excess pastry down to
make flush with pan rim.

Pour nuts onto a towel and rub lightly to remove salt. Lift nuts from
towel and put in pastry.

In a bowl, beat to blend eggs, sugar, candied ginger, fresh ginger,
and vanilla. Pour evenly over nuts.

Bake on lowest rack of a 325 degree F oven until filling jiggles only
slightly when pie is gently shaken, about 40 minutes. Cool on a rack.
If making ahead, wrap airtight and chill up to a day. Offer warm
chocolate sauce to spoon onto wedges to taste; accompany with ice
cream. Makes 9 to 10 servings.

Per serving: 381 cal. (52 percent from fat); 4.7 g protein; 22 g fat
(4.2 g sat); 43 g carbo; 230 mg sodium; 64 mg chol.

WARM CHOCOLATE SAUCE: In the top of a double boiler, combine chocolate
chips and half-and-half. Place over simmering water and stir often
until chocolate is smoothly melted. (Or put chocolate and cream in a
microwave-safe bowl and heat on full power — 100 percent — in a
microwave oven; stir at 1-minute intervals, until chocolate is
smoothly melted).

Use chocolate sauce warm; if making ahead, cover and chill up to 3
days. Reheat over simmering water or in a microwave oven. Pour into a
small pitcher. Makes
2-1/4 cups.

Per tablespoon: 34 cal. (58 percent from fat); 0.4 g protein; 2.2 g
fat (1.3 g sat.); 4.1 g carbo; 2.2 mg sodium; 1.9 mg chol.

8 Servings

Article Categories:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Food Menu
Food is home to 5,000+ of the web's best branded recipes! We cover everything. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Aliquam dictum nisl quis libero adipiscin!