Tchoup Chop Macadamia Nut Pie with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream and Nocello Whipped Cream

  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 1 hr 45 min
  • Prep: 30 min
  • Inactive: 30 min
  • Cook: 45 min
  • Yield: 1 pie, about 8 servings
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Ingredients

1 prepared Basic Sweet Pie Crust, recipe follows

2 cups macadamia nuts, lighted toasted and chopped

3 large eggs

3/4 cup sugar

3/4 cup light corn syrup

3/4 cup dark corn syrup

2 tablespoons melted butter

1 tablespoon Frangelico, Nocello, or other nut-flavored liqueur

Pinch salt

Vanilla Bean Ice Cream, accompaniment

Nocello Whipped Cream, recipe follows

Basic Sweet Pie Crust:

8 ounces flour, about 1 1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons

1 tablespoon sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 stick cold butter, cut into 1/4-inch pieces

2 tablespoons solid vegetable shortening

3 tablespoons ice water

Nocello Whipped Cream:

1 cup heavy cream

3 tablespoons Nocello

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to a circle about 12-inches in diameter. Transfer to a 10-inch pie pan, trim any excess, and decoratively flute the edges. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  3. In a large bowl, beat the eggs. Add the remaining ingredients and whisk to combine.
  4. Evenly spread the nuts across the bottom of the pie shell. Pour the filling over the nuts and place in the preheated oven. Lower the temperature to 325 degrees F and bake for 30 minutes. Turn the pie one-half turn and bake until set and golden, 10 to 15 minutes.
  5. Place on a wire rack to cool completely.
  6. Slice and serve with ice cream on the side and whipped cream on top.

Basic Sweet Pie Crust:

  1. Sift the flour, sugar, and salt into a large bowl. Using your fingers, work in the butter and shortening until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add 2 tablespoons of ice water and work with your fingers until the water is incorporated and the dough comes together. Add more water as needed to make a smooth dough, being careful not to over mix. Form the dough into a disk, wrap tightly in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

Nocello Whipped Cream:

  1. Whip the cream to soft peaks. Slowly drizzle in the Nocello and whip to firm peaks.

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