Desserts - Pies, Cobblers, and Puddings

Hawaiian Mac and Jack Pie

Steve brought this variation on the classic Pecan Pie recipe back from Hawaii. It uses Macadamia nuts instead of pecans and a little Jack Daniel’s whiskey instead of vanilla flavoring. It is definitely “ono” (delicious)!


1 cup light corn syrup

1 cup sugar

3 eggs, lightly beaten

2 Tablespoons butter, melted

2 Tablespoons Jack Daniel’s® Tennessee Whiskeyitem2

1 1/4 cups Macadamia nuts (for baking)

1 uncooked 9” DEEP DISH pie shell


Stir first 5 ingredients thoroughly using a spoon or whisk then mix in Macadamia nuts.

Pour mixture into pie crust (let pie crust thaw at room temp 15-20 minutes while preparing filling).

Bake at 350 degrees on a pizza pan or cookie sheet on the center rack of oven for 60-70 minutes. Cool slowly 2-3 hours on a wire rack.  Store in refrigerator.


TIPS: Pie is done when center reaches 200 degrees F. Tap center surface of the pie lightly, it should spring back when done.  To prevent crust from over-browning cover the pie with a foil tent after 40 minutes of baking (try not to lie foil on top of pie to prevent sticking to top).

Copyright ©  Mike Perry, 2011