Macadamia Nut Crust

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 35 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 25 min
  • Yield: 1 (9 to 10-inch) pie or cheesecake crust
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5 ounces (approximately 1 1/4 cups) roasted macadamia nuts, ground

1/2 cup panko (Japanese-style bread crumbs)

1/4 cup sugar

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

3 tablespoons butter, melted


  1. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the nuts, panko, sugar, flour, and salt. Add the melted butter and stir to combine.
  2. Press the mixture into the bottom of a 9 or 10-inch cake, pie, or springform pan as a crust for a cheesecake or cream pie. Bake according to instructions for cheesecake or pie. If baking for a precooked pie filling, preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Place on the center rack of the oven and bake for 20 to 25 minutes.