The second recipe I made for Sunday Cafe & Kuchen was a Chocolate Macadamia Nut Pie from a book called The Hali'imaile General Store Cookbook.
I bought this cookbook when we were on the Island of Maui a few years ago. We had somehow heard about the Hali'imaile General Store. We sought out the restaurant and had, to this day, one of our top 10 meals ever! We had to buy the cook book.
|Chocolate Macadamia Nut Pie - on the Bottom Right|
|Chocolate Macadamia Nut Pie|
For this recipe I used:
For the pie crust:
3/4 Cup Unsalted Butter
1/2 Cup plus 1 Teaspoon of Sugar
1 Egg Yolk
2 Tablespoons plus 1 1/2 Teaspoons of Heavy Cream
1/2 Teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
2 Cups of Cake Flour
1/4 Cup Cocoa Powder
1/4 Teaspoon of Salt
For the filling:
4 Tablespoons of Unsalted Butter
2 Ounces of Semi Sweet Chocolate
1 Cup of Sugar
1 1/2 Cups of Dark Corn Syrup
1 Teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
2 1/2 Cups of Halved Macadamia Nuts
How it went:
I gathered all of the pie crust ingredients together so thing would go quickly.
|Chocolate Macadamia Nut Pie - The Ingredients|
I sifted the flour, cocoa and the salt together. Mainly to get rid of the lumps in the cocoa.
|Chocolate Macadamia Nut Pie - Sifted Flour & Cocoa|
Next I mixed
the butter and sugar together until it was well mixed.
|Chocolate Macadamia Nut Pie - Butter & Sugar|
I added the egg and the vanilla and mixed well again.
|Chocolate Macadamia Nut Pie - Creamed Butter, Sugar, Egg & Vanilla |
Adding the flour mixture end mixing until just mixed.
|Chocolate Macadamia Nut Pie - Adding the the Flour Mixture|
|Chocolate Macadamia Nut Pie - Mixed Pie Dough|
I turned the pie dough mixture onto the counter and brought it together and wrapped and refrigerated it for at least an hour.
|Chocolate Macadamia Nut Pie - Ready for the Fridge|
After about an hour in the fridge it was time to line the 10" tart pan.
|Chocolate Macadamia Nut Pie - 10" Tart Pan - Removable bottom|
I floured the counter and the dough and rolled it out to fit the 10" tart pan.
|Chocolate Macadamia Nut Pie - Pie Dough Ready to Roll Out|
|Chocolate Macadamia Nut Pie - Rolling out the Pie Dough|
|Chocolate Macadamia Nut Pie - Rolled out Pie Dough|
I moved the dough to the pan and trimmed the excess off.
|Chocolate Macadamia Nut Pie - Pie Shell Fitted and Ready for the Oven|
The it was time to bake the shell in the oven @ 350˚ for 15 minutes. It may need longer to fully bake. The crust should be dry with a matte finish.
|Chocolate Macadamia Nut Pie - Tart Shell Baked|
Now for the easy part. The filling. In a large bowl I added the eggs, sugar, corn syrup, vanilla extract
|Chocolate Macadamia Nut Pie - Filling Ingredients|
In a small sauce pan I melted the butter and chocolate together until just melted.
|Chocolate Macadamia Nut Pie - Melting the Butter and Chocolate|
I added the warm chocolate mixture to the egg mixture and whisked until well combined.
|Chocolate Macadamia Nut Pie - Mixed Egg & Chocolate Mixtures|
Then I added the macadamia nuts
I carefully added the filling mixture into the tart pan and the put the pan into the same 350˚ oven for an hour and 20 minutes.
|Chocolate Macadamia Nut Pie - Ready for the Oven |
My filling cracked because if how I moved the hot pan. I accidentally pushed up on the bottom of the pan. I let it thoroughly cool.
|Chocolate Macadamia Nut Pie - Cooling on the Rack|
- ensure the rolled out pie dough is 1/4 of an inch thick. The crust will be soggy otherwise.
- make sure the crust is fully baked. The crust will be soggy otherwise.
- the recipe called for macadamia halves. I am going to assume the recipe also called for unsalted macadamia nuts. Following these, this pie turns out to be very expensive. I have made this pie several times with dry roasted salted whole macadamia nuts. The salt dissolves in the sugar and is, in my opinion, unnoticeable.