American Pie Council

2018 Professional Entry

 

Cashew Butter Turtle Pie

Cashew Butter Turtle Pie
Nut Category
Andrea Spring/ Bradenton, FL

Crust
2 cups flour
2/3 cups of shortening
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 cup ground cashews
5-7 tablespoons ice water


Instructions
Crust
Place flour, shortening, flour, salt, cashews in food processor and turn on, pour in water and run until dough forms a rough ball. Roll out 1/2 of dough and place in 9" pie pan. Chill.

Filling
1 cup cashew butter, homemade is the best
3 eggs
1 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon white vinegar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon flour
1 cup chopped cashews

Instructions
Mix all ingredients well. Pour into chilled crust. Bake at 325 for 1 hour or until no longer wobbly in middle.

Chocolate Ganache
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup heavy cream

Instructions
Melt chips and cream together and stir until smooth

Caramel
1 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup heavy cream
Dash vanilla

Instructions
Cook all ingredients over medium heat into smooth. Cook for 3 minutes.

1/2 cup whole cashews

Cool pie and drizzle chocolate ganache and caramel over pie. Decorate with whole cashews.