Macadamia Key Lime Pie
1 cup crushed shortbread cookies
1/2 cup finely chopped macadamia nuts
1/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup butter melted
1 package 8oz cream cheese softened
1 can 14oz sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup key lime juice (or lime juice)
1 cup heavy whipping cream (or cool whip)
1/4 cup coarsely chopped Macadamia nuts
Lime peel (optional)
In a small bowl, mix cookie crumbs, macadamia nuts, and sugar: stir in butter.
Press onto bottom and up sides of a greased 9in 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 for at least 4 hours.
In a small bowl beat cream until soft peaks form: spoon or pipe onto pie.
Top with macadamia nuts and if desired lime peel.