Ok you are going to have to stop what you are doing because you need to try this Chocolate Caramel Macadamia Nut Pie. This is a sweet and salty macadamia nut pie crust filled with sweet gooey caramel then pilled high with chocolate coconut pudding and whipped cream. I have been dreaming about this pie since I finished the last slice. This is everything a pie should be...plus its almost a no bake pie which means its so easy to make! What more could a girl ask for?!
So let me tell you where the inspiration for this pie came from. My husband and I just came back from our HONEYMOON! And we didn’t just go anywhere, we went to Maui! Needless to say...WE LOVED IT!! And let’s just say this honeymoon has been a long time coming so I feel extra excited about it. I and my now husband originally planned a wedding and honeymoon for June of 2020. But as you all know, COVID happened and we had to cancel everything last minute. We were devastated but we decided to legally get married anyway and reschedule everything for 2021… which we did. Our original honeymoon was planned for Iceland and we were so excited for a super adventurous honeymoon with lots of beautiful vast landscapes. But even in 2021, international travel was not about to happen so we had to choose somewhere within the United States, and of course, we chose beautiful Hawaii. Completely opposite from our original choice but we are so glad we went there. We needed the sun more than we knew.
Anyway we did so many amazing things on our honeymoon like hiking into volcanic craters, snorkeling, saw the most amazing sunsets…but one thing that really stood out to me was this Haupia pie we had on the corner of the road at this cute little pie shop. So apparently Maui is famous for its amazing coconut pudding pie. Once we got home I could not stop thinking of this pie, so I had to create my own version. Now this is not exactly a traditional Haupia pie but it is inspired by them with my own little twist added to it. But it defiantly screams Maui!
HOW LONG DO PIES LAST?
So the best thing about this pie is that it get stored in the freezer so it lasts way longer than the average pie. Depending on the pie and how you store it, most pies last about 3 days before they get stale. But this pie can last a full 2 weeks in the freezer! To store it properly wrap it in plastic wrap and then aluminum foil.
HOW LONG DOES CARAMEL SAUCE LAST?
This caramel sauce is so easy to make. No candied thermometer needed. Just melt your butter and sugar in a pan until bubbling, add your cream and salt and you are done! This sauce pours so smoothly and easily. This sauce last about 2 weeks stored in the fridge in a glass jar.
HOW LONG DO MACADAMIA NUTS LAST?
Macadamia nuts are so expensive so you definitely do not want them to go bad before you use them. The oils in these nuts can spoil if not stored properly. If stored in an air tight container or zip lock bag in the fridge, they should last up to 3 months. If placed in the freezer instead then they should last up to 6 months.
MACADAMIA NUT PIE INGREDIENTS/ SUBSTITUTIONS
- Macadamia nuts. So I chose this nut because they are creamy and salty but if they are too expensive or hard to find you could replace them with another creamy nut, like cashews or pecans.
- Caramel sauce. I love my simple recipe for this but you could always save some time and use any store bought caramel sauce instead.
- Chocolate pudding. This pudding uses high quality chocolate and coconut milk. If you do not care for the coconut flavor then you can always substitute it for regular milk.
- Corn starch. This is the thickening agent for the pudding and is a must.
- Whipped cream. I like to make my own with heavy cream and powdered sugar. You must use powdered sugar or it won't mix well and will be grainy.
Lastly, if you try out this Chocolate Caramel Macadamia Nut Pie recipe, be sure to leave a comment/rating on how it turned out. I love hearing from you guys and will try my best to reply to every comment! And don’t forget to tag me on Instagram!
Chocolate Caramel Macadamia Nut Pie
- 1 cup macadamia nuts
- 6 tablespoon butter (melted)
- ¾ cup flour
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 can coconut milk
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 ¼ cup semi sweet chocolate chips (melted)
- ½ cup cornstarch
- 1 cup water
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup heavy cream
- 4 tablespoon butter
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 cups heavy cream
- ¼ cup powdered sugar
- macadamia nuts
- tosted coconut
- left over caramel sauce
- In a food processor finely chop your macadamia nuts.
- In a medium bowl combine your chopped nuts, butter, flour, sugar, salt and vanilla.
- Press your crust mixture into the bottom and along the sides of a pie pan.
- Bake crust at 325 degress for 12 minutes. Let cool.
- In a medium sauce pan, melt together your butter and sugar on medium heat until lightly bubbling.
- Then add your cream and salt and remove from the heat. Stir rigorously until combined.
- Set aside about ¼ of your sauce for later (this can be an eye ball measurement)
- Pour the rest of your caramel sauce into your crust. Place in the freezer to let harden for about 30 minutes.
- In a large sauce pan, add your coconut milk, whole milk, and sugar. Continuously mix and simmer on medium heat until sugar is melted and your mixture is brought to a light boil.
- Lower the heat to low and add your chocolate. Mix until combined and melted.
- In a small bowl whisk together your cornstarch and water. Then add this mixture to your pan/chocolate mixture.
- Continue to simmer on low heat until mixture thickens.
- Take off heat and let mixture cool completely.
Whipped cream/ topping
- In the bowl of a stand mixer add your heavy cream and sugar and mix on high speed until you reach stiff peeks.
- Add your chocolate filling to your pie crust (over the caramel). Then pile the whipped cream high on top of that. Top with your remaining caramel, toasted coconut, and a few left over crushed macadamia nuts!
This pie is absolutely amazing! Several people told me it was the best pie they have ever had in their life!!!
Yay! I'm glad everyone loved it!