Paradise Island Pie

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Paradise Island Pie is the perfect pie when you are snoozing in a hammock on a South Sea Island, but until you have the opportunity, why not make it at home for your family? This is a lovely, frothy, rich and creamy pie that everyone will want more of, when you make it. It is hard to resist pies that you know are creamy and sweet. This recipe also includes a made from scratch crust that includes macadamia nuts, so this pie will be extra delicious, as a result.

Macadamia nuts and the trees that produce them originated in places like Australia. As they grew in popularity and commercial value, the trees were planted in other countries with similar climates. Today, macadamia nuts come from South Africa, Australia, and Hawaii, to name only a few places where they can be imported from. Macadamia nuts are high in fat, which you realize as soon as you touch the nut. The oil immediately touches your hands. Compared to other nuts, macadamias are lower in protein, but they have the highest amount of monounsaturated fats of any seed. They also contain plenty of iron, thiamine, niacin, and other vitamins and minerals that make them a great food choice. And, of course, macadamia nuts are fabulously delicious. Although they are expensive, it is fun to use them to make special pie crusts, as this recipe does, and to use them in cookies where you can highlight the macadamia nut by leaving big chunks in the cookie. It is a visually very pretty cookie.

Here the nut is found in both the pie shell and in the pie along with some special fruit and other creamy filling. Since you are using such an expensive and delicious nut in this recipe, also consider using real cream, rather than whipped topping. The nut, and your family, deserve it. Try this pie when you want something extra special to serve your guests, family and friends. Find out how to make this recipe and many others at the website, Melissa's Southern Kitchen Style.

Nutrition Facts for: Paradise Island Pie From Melissa's Southern Kitchen Style
Ingredients: Vanilla wafer crumbs, butter, macadamia nuts, shredded sweetened coconut, granulated sugar, whole milk, whipped topping coconut cream pudding mix, canned crushed pineapple, orange zest, vanilla extract.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 8 servings. * Per Serving: Calories 394, Calories from Fat 175, Total Fat 19.4g 30%, Saturated Fat 12.0g 60%, Cholesterol 53mg 18%, Sodium 1181mg 49%, Potassium 150mg 4%, Carbohydrates 52.6g 18%, Dietary Fiber 0.8g 3%, Sugars 21.2g, Protein 3.4g, Vitamin A 9%, Vitamin C 23%, Calcium 7%, Iron 3%

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