Cashew-Crusted Caramel Cream Pie

Sweeten up your dessert routine with this eye-catching meringue pie. Nutty, salted cashews (in the crust, alongside graham cracker crumbs) perfectly complement the sweet caramel cream pie filling.

Cashew-Crusted Caramel Cream Pie
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
40 mins
Bake Time:
15 mins
Cool Time:
1 hr
Chill Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
40 mins


  • 1 cup dry roasted and salted cashews

  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs

  • ¼ cup granulated sugar

  • ¼ cup butter, melted

  • 1 cup packed dark brown sugar

  • cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ cup whole milk

  • 3 egg yolks, lightly beaten

  • 2 tablespoon butter

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Brown Sugar Meringue

  • 3 egg whites

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla

  • ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar

  • teaspoon salt

  • cup packed brown sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. For crust, in a food processor combine cashews and graham cracker crumbs. Cover and process with several on/off pulses to form fine crumbs. Add granulated sugar and melted butter. Cover and process with several on/off pulses to combine. Spread mixture in a 9-inch pie plate; press evenly onto bottom and sides. Set aside.

  2. In a medium heavy saucepan stir together brown sugar and flour. Whisk in milk and egg yolks. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Remove from heat. Stir in 2 tablespoons butter until melted. Stir in vanilla. Cover and keep warm.

  3. Prepare Brown Sugar Meringue. Pour warm egg yolk mixture into crust. Immediately spread meringue over warm filling, sealing to edges of crust. Use a spoon to swirl meringue into peaks.

  4. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until meringue is firm and golden. Cool on a wire rack for 1 hour. Chill for 4 hours before serving; cover pie for longer storage.

Brown Sugar Meringue

  1. In a large bowl let egg whites stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Add vanilla, cream of tartar, and salt. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed about 1 minute or until soft peaks form (tips curl). Gradually add brown sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating on high speed until stiff, glossy peaks form (tips stand straight) and brown sugar is dissolved.

Salted cashews add a nice flavor contrast to the sweetness of the pie.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

419 Calories
21g Fat
51g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 419
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 106mg 35%
Sodium 249mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 51g 19%
Total Sugars 34g
Protein 8g
Calcium 90.9mg 7%
Iron 1.8mg 10%
Potassium 246mg 5%
Folate, total 32.3mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.4mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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