A crustless pie with a toasty flavor.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Lighty grease a 9 inch pie plate.

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  • In a large mixing bowl, beat egg whites and baking powder until soft peaks form. Add cream of tartar, beating constantly. Add 1 cup of the sugar, a tablespoon at a time, beating constantly until stiff peaks form.

  • Break graham crackers into 1 inch pieces. Fold graham crackers and pecan halves into the whipped egg mixture. Spoon into pie plate.

  • Bake pie for 30 minuntes, or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool the pie to room temperature on a wire cooling rack.

  • In chilled small bowl using chilled beaters, beat cream just until it begins to thicken. Add the remaining 1/4 cup sugar and the vanilla to the cream, and continue beating until stiff peaks form. Do not overbeat. Place the flavored whipped cream on top of the cooled pie. Sprinkle pecans on the top, and refrigerate until served.

Nutrition Facts

477.4 calories; 6 g protein; 53.9 g carbohydrates; 40.8 mg cholesterol; 194.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (8)

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Rating: 5 stars
02/14/2003
Oh My Gosh this pie was WONDERFUL! I made it ate almost the whole thing raved about it and then my mom called me to get the recipe so she could make it for a ladies meeting at church. Everyone told her that she outdid herself and asked for the recipe. It was easy to make too. Thanks for submitting it Candi! Read More
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10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
02/14/2003
Oh My Gosh this pie was WONDERFUL! I made it ate almost the whole thing raved about it and then my mom called me to get the recipe so she could make it for a ladies meeting at church. Everyone told her that she outdid herself and asked for the recipe. It was easy to make too. Thanks for submitting it Candi! Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
02/14/2003
Oh My Gosh this pie was WONDERFUL! I made it ate almost the whole thing raved about it and then my mom called me to get the recipe so she could make it for a ladies meeting at church. Everyone told her that she outdid herself and asked for the recipe. It was easy to make too. Thanks for submitting it Candi! Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
12/25/2006
This is my favorite pie. Its a pie that Lubys restaurant serves. This is the same recipe they use and Ive been going there for years just to eat this fabulous dessert. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/02/2011
I was looking at a link to the 5 star recipes page and seen this recipe. I thought the ingredients were kind of odd but I liked that it had no crust. My nephew wanted to bake something when visiting so we chose this and neither of us had tried it before. It had a flavor I have never tasted before of butter pecan mixed with gooey and crispy merengue. I used honey grahams as it didn't specify. Strangely the graham cracker was barely distiguishable in taste which was preferrable. I used sprayed lite whipped cream in a can on top to save time and a little fat. I have never had one of these pies so it was a tad too sweet for me from the cookies but I can see why the other reviewers like it. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
03/01/2010
Crispy Crunchy Chewy Yummy! I used p sugar with the w cream and whipped in the Magic Bullet. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
02/15/2006
This is an awesome recipe! Thanks for sharing Candi! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2010
Really really good pie. I have made it 3x this week. I like it best topped with a vanilla mouse filling. I also put a little of the batter on a silpat next to the pie on a cookie sheet and then crumble it on top of the mousse filling along with some shaved chocolate. To die for! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/06/2016
Growing up in Texas Luby's was a big player in my family's After Church Lunch roulette and a frequent mid-week dinner choice too. Their butternut brownie pie was my favorite thing. Living in VA now I haven't had it many years. This is easy to make and is just as I remembered. Creamy crunchy rich and delicious. I only made a few changes. I made a German chocolate cake the day before that required 6 egg yolks so I used all six whites in the pie and baked in a 9-inch cake pan and baked just a few minutes longer. Also I remembered when I was a kid and dissected the pie it was made with Ritz crackers instead of graham crackers so I subbed in a sleeve of Ritz. I know the official Lubys recipe says grahams but in the late 70s/early 80s it was Ritz. This was a great treat. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2017
This is very good. I have never had anything quite like it before. I left out the pecans because of teeth issues and I baked it in a rectangular pan instead of a pie tin. Very very good and I'll definitely make it again. Husband said it reminds him of divinity candy. Read More