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Nuts Gone Tropical Pie

Recipe By: Patricia Lapiezo
Year Submitted: 2016
Winner Second Place

Ingredients

CRUST
3 cups flour 1 Tbsp. vinegar
1 tsp. salt 1/3 cup ice water
1 ¼ cups Crisco shortening
1 large egg

FILLING
½ cup butter, melted
½ cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
2 Tbsp. caramel flavored syrup
1/8 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. vanilla
3 large eggs, lightly beaten
4 crunchy coconut granola bars crushed, (¾ cup)
1 cup chopped macadamia nuts
1/3 cup white chocolate chips
½ cup dried pineapple bits

GARNISH
Sweetened whipped cream
Toasted coconut

Directions

CRUST
In a large bowl combine the flour and salt. Cut in shortening. In a separate bowl beat the egg and add water and vinegar. Gradually add to flour mixture until dough comes together. Divide into thirds. Refrigerate at least 1 hr. Roll out 1 disk to fit a 9- inch pie dish. Refrigerate while preparing filling.

FILLING
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, combine the butter, brown sugar, corn syrup and caramel syrup until blended. Beat in salt, vanilla and eggs. Stir in crushed granola bars, nuts, white chips and pineapple. Bake 40-50 minutes, or until filling is set and crust is golden. Cool completely.

GARNISH
Sweetened whipped cream
Toasted coconut
Pipe a border of sweetened whipped cream around edge of pie and sprinkle with toasted coconut.