This pie is delicious, with or without a filling. I make it with pecans and serve it with whipped topping and one shake of nutmeg on top. Or I make it without pecans and fill with fruit filling such as lemon filling. I use soda crackers, saltines, graham crackers or buttery round crackers, finely crushed

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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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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

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  • In a medium bowl, beat egg whites until stiff. Fold in sugar, baking powder, crackers, vanilla and pecans. Spoon mixture into a greased 9 inch pie pan.

  • Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven. Cool and serve or fill with the fresh fruit of your choice.

Nutrition Facts

232 calories; 10.7 g total fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 124 mg sodium. 32.5 g carbohydrates; 3.3 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (27)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2002
This turned out fantastic! I used chopped almonds instead and added 1 Tbsp. Amaretto 1 tsp. cinnamon and grated some fresh nutmeg in. I also added 2 more crackers to soak up the Amaretto. I then made a raspberry sauce (1 bag frozen raspberries sugar corn starch) and poured it on each slice. It was sooooo good. Everyone loved it! They cannot believe that there are simply crackers in there! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/29/2011
I'm surprised I'm the only one to rate this anything less than stellar. I had high hopes for this recipe, that is until I took a bite. The one pro is it's very simple to prepare (and the only reason why I afforded it 3 stars instead of 2). It smelled wonderfully while cooking, but was far too plain to consume. It needs an oomph to it. It's very thin and unsubstantial. I would consider using this as a crust for some type of pie or custard, other than that, I won't be making this again. Better luck to anyone who makes this recipe! Read More
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30 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 27
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2002
This turned out fantastic! I used chopped almonds instead and added 1 Tbsp. Amaretto 1 tsp. cinnamon and grated some fresh nutmeg in. I also added 2 more crackers to soak up the Amaretto. I then made a raspberry sauce (1 bag frozen raspberries sugar corn starch) and poured it on each slice. It was sooooo good. Everyone loved it! They cannot believe that there are simply crackers in there! Read More
(26)
Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2002
This turned out fantastic! I used chopped almonds instead and added 1 Tbsp. Amaretto 1 tsp. cinnamon and grated some fresh nutmeg in. I also added 2 more crackers to soak up the Amaretto. I then made a raspberry sauce (1 bag frozen raspberries sugar corn starch) and poured it on each slice. It was sooooo good. Everyone loved it! They cannot believe that there are simply crackers in there! Read More
(26)
Rating: 5 stars
04/08/2004
Wonderful homey dessert. I have also made this using blueberry or cherry pie filling as a filling. Try this even if it sounds strange. You will be amazed. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/07/2007
This is a great pie. My husband doesn't care for sweet things but loves this pie. I did however use 3/4 cup sugar instead of the full cup the second time I made it. With the whipped topping on it it was plenty sweet without all the sugar. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2006
I have been searching for this recipe for years! My mom always talked about it and I have been wanting to make it for her but she called it Ritz cracker pie & I couldn't find a recipe! This was great! Everyone loved it! I used walnuts in it and it still gave a great flavor almost like a pecan pie. A big hit. Thanks so much! Can't wait to make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2009
I baked a little on my silpat sheet alongside the pie filled it with almond whipped cream then crumbled the extra on top. So delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2011
Really good! I made the recipe exactly as written except I was a couple of saltines short. I substituted vanilla wafers for what I was missing. Easiest pie I have ever made that's for sure! YUM! Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
08/04/2009
I've been looking for this recipe for 0ver 30 years. I put whipped cream & sliced fresh peaches on the top but you can use just about anything for a topping. Next I'm going to try the amaretto & almond topping that I saw on another review. Read More
(6)
Rating: 3 stars
05/29/2011
I'm surprised I'm the only one to rate this anything less than stellar. I had high hopes for this recipe, that is until I took a bite. The one pro is it's very simple to prepare (and the only reason why I afforded it 3 stars instead of 2). It smelled wonderfully while cooking, but was far too plain to consume. It needs an oomph to it. It's very thin and unsubstantial. I would consider using this as a crust for some type of pie or custard, other than that, I won't be making this again. Better luck to anyone who makes this recipe! Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
08/13/2010
Good but I thought it was too sweet. Read More
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