Macadamia Key Lime Pie

Macadamia Key Lime Pie


1cup crushed shortbread cookies
½cup finely chopped macadamia nuts
¼cup sugar
cup butter, melted
1package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
½cup Key lime juice or lime juice
1cup heavy whipping cream
¼cup coarsely chopped macadamia nuts


In a small bowl, mix cookie crumbs, macadamia nuts and sugar; stir in butter. Press onto bottom and up sides of a greased 9-in. pie plate. 
Refrigerate 30 minutes. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Beat in milk and lime juice until blended. Transfer to crust. Refrigerate, covered, at least 4 hours. 
In a small bowl, beat cream until soft peaks form; spoon or pipe onto pie. Top with macadamia nuts. 

Yield: 8 servings.