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Caramel Cashew Pie Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
- 1/2 cup melted butter
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups roasted, salted cashews
- 1/2 cup light corn syrup
- 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Special Equipment Needed:
- 9-inch pie plate
- medium saucepan
- parchment paper
- rolling pin
- medium bowl

Step-by-Step Instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

2. Line a 9-inch pie plate with parchment paper.

3. In a medium bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, granulated sugar, ground cinnamon, and salt. Mix until combined.

4. Press the mixture into the bottom and sides of the pie plate.

5. Bake for 10 minutes.

6. Remove from the oven and let cool.

7. Place the cashews in a single layer on a baking sheet.

8. Bake for 10 minutes.

9. Remove from the oven and let cool.

10. In a medium saucepan, combine the corn syrup, brown sugar, heavy cream, and butter.

11. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture comes to a boil.

12. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract.

13. Place the cashews in the bottom of the cooled pie crust.

14. Pour the caramel mixture over the cashews.

15. Bake for 25 minutes.

16. Remove from the oven and let cool completely before serving.

Time:
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 45 minutes
Temperature: 350°F
Serving Size: 8

Nutritional Information:
Calories: 486
Fat: 28g
Carbohydrates: 54g
Protein: 8g

Substitutions for Ingredients:
- Graham cracker crumbs can be substituted with crushed pretzels or crushed vanilla wafers.
- Light corn syrup can be substituted with honey or agave nectar.
- Heavy cream can be substituted with evaporated milk or coconut milk.

Variations:
- Add 1/2 cup of chopped nuts to the filling for a crunchy texture.
- Add 1/2 cup of chocolate chips to the filling for a chocolaty flavor.

Tips and Tricks:
- Make sure the caramel mixture is boiling before removing from the heat.
- Let the pie cool completely before serving to ensure the filling sets properly.

Storage Instructions:
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Reheating Instructions:
Reheat in the oven at 350°F for 10 minutes.

Presentation Ideas:
- Serve with a dollop of whipped cream.
- Sprinkle with chopped nuts or chocolate chips.

Garnishes:
- Chopped nuts
- Chocolate chips
- Whipped cream

Pairings:
- Ice cream
- Fresh fruit
- Hot fudge

Suggested Side Dishes:
- Potato salad
- Coleslaw
- Baked beans

Troubleshooting Advice:
- If the caramel mixture is not boiling, increase the heat and continue to stir.
- If the filling is too runny, bake for an additional 5 minutes.

Food Safety Advice:
- Store in the refrigerator and consume within 5 days.
- Do not leave out at room temperature for more than 2 hours.

Food History:
Caramel has been around for centuries, with the earliest known recipes dating back to the 1700s. Cashews were first cultivated in Brazil in the 16th century.

Flavor Profiles:
This pie has a sweet and salty flavor with a crunchy texture.

Serving Suggestions:
- Serve as a dessert after a meal.
- Serve as a snack with coffee or tea.

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Taste: Sweet, Nutty, Creamy, Caramel, Caramel-Y