View Full Version : Replacing expensive nuts?
03-15-2007, 03:32 PM
With Macadamia nuts being twelve dollars/cup, and Pine nuts even more; many recipes are very expensive.
When I try to use different nuts to substitute it does not turn out right.
Do you know of anything I can substitute for pine nuts and Macadamia nuts?
Or a place I can order then from that does not cost so much?
03-15-2007, 03:36 PM
i've been using soaked cashews for macadamia nuts, but i've been able to find pine nuts at trader joe's for not too much
03-15-2007, 03:40 PM
Yes, I also use cashews in the place of macadamia nuts and they work out just fine. If you have Costco or Sam's club, (not so sure about Sam's but I know Costco for sure) they carry pine nuts and it's probably cheaper to get a large bag from them to have on hand and you probably wouldn't use them often so it should last a good while before needing to restock on them.
03-15-2007, 03:59 PM
I think it really depends on the recipe.
if it is something that will be all blended up with other ingredients & seasonings etc... I would do the cashews.
But for something like the cheesecake crust....that just HAS to be mac nuts!! ;)
03-15-2007, 04:11 PM
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