When it comes to family get-togethers, there is one thing Papa will always be remembered for, and that is his famous 'Angel Pie'. This is the first year that the whisk has been passed down, and I hope to one day pass it down to my grandchildren, too. Here's hoping it brings as much love to your table.

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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 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9-inch pie plate.

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  • Beat egg whites in a glass or metal bowl until foamy. Gradually add 1 cup sugar and baking powder, continuing to beat until soft peaks form. Lift your beater or whisk straight up: the egg whites will form soft mounds rather than a sharp peak.

  • Fold crackers and pecans into the egg whites. Add vanilla and stir.

  • Bake pie in preheated oven until set in the middle, about 30 minutes. Set aside to cool to room temperature.

  • Beat cream with pinch sugar in a bowl until stiff peaks form. Lift your beater or whisk straight up: the cream will form sharp peaks. Top cooled pie with whipped cream to serve.

Nutrition Facts

449.6 calories; 4.4 g protein; 34.1 g carbohydrates; 81.5 mg cholesterol; 154.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2014
In my family this is called mystery pie. My step father has won so many recipe contests with this pie!! Our topping is a mixture of cool whip and 1 package of cream cheese whipped together. He tops it with a chocolate bar shaved on top and chills it overnight. Fabulous fabulous dessert. Reminds me of the famous "crack pie" at mamafuku milk bar in New York City. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2014
In my family this is called mystery pie. My step father has won so many recipe contests with this pie!! Our topping is a mixture of cool whip and 1 package of cream cheese whipped together. He tops it with a chocolate bar shaved on top and chills it overnight. Fabulous fabulous dessert. Reminds me of the famous "crack pie" at mamafuku milk bar in New York City. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2014
In my family this is called mystery pie. My step father has won so many recipe contests with this pie!! Our topping is a mixture of cool whip and 1 package of cream cheese whipped together. He tops it with a chocolate bar shaved on top and chills it overnight. Fabulous fabulous dessert. Reminds me of the famous "crack pie" at mamafuku milk bar in New York City. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/10/2015
This is a treasured family recipe only we used walnuts. Great pie and easy to make (and unusual). Read More
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