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Cherry Meringue Pie

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"People are surprised to hear this pie's meringue crust features saltines. The cream cheese and cherry pie filling make this dessert extra special."
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35 m servings
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. In a mixing bowl, beat egg whites and vinegar on medium speed until soft peaks form, Gradually beat in sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, on high until stiff glossy peaks form and sugar is dissolved. Fold in the cracker crumbs, pecans, baking powder and vanilla. Spread onto the bottom and up the sides of a greased deep dish 9-in. pie plate. Bake at 350 degrees F for 14-18 minutes or until meringue is lightly browned. Cool on wire rack (meringue shell will fall in center).
  2. In a small mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, confectioners' sugar and vanilla until fluffy. Fold in the whipped cream. Spoon into meringue shell. Top with pie filling. Chill for at least 2 hours before serving.


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This is our family's FAVORITE Christmas dessert! It's also delicious with blueberry filling. The crust is soooo sweet and soooo crunchy- even though the ingedients are a little 'weird'. YUM!!