23 January 2008

It's National Pie Day!


Some of us from Tammy's blog The Pink Magnolia got together and decided to post recipes celebrating this illustrious day. I am sorely afraid that pies are becoming extinct, so I am happy to take part in this delicious celebration!

This pie I am showing you today is Cracker Pie. It is one of those inventions that happen in times of great necessity.

Roll Call:

24 crackers, saltines or Ritz (who knows, Goldfish crackers might be good, too!)
3 egg whites, room temp and beaten until firm peaks stand
1 t vanilla
1 t baking powder
1 c packed brown sugar or 1 c white sugar
1 c pecans, chopped

Beat the egg whites until firm peaks show. Add in sugar and beat until sugar grains don't show. Add the vanilla and the baking powder and beat some more. Then fold in the crackers and the pecans.

Turn into a grease pie pan. It is important to use a pie pan that you like. That way, even if the pie is disgusting, it is pretty to look at. Bake at 325 for 25 minutes. Sprinkle with chocolate chips if desired.


  1. Yum Yum... I used to eat a pie like this at one of those Picadilly style restraunts. Thanks for sharing!

  2. That looks delish!

    I think all of the home arts are becoming extinct these days ~ and baking especially so!

  3. I recall my grandmother Nancy Douglas making this pie. She called it mockapple pie...we loved it, but why she didn't just go ahead and make an apple pie from the big apples on the tree outside the back door, don't know!!!

  4. Hey, Terri, I don't make many pies either. This one looks pretty good, but we are keeping all sweets out of the house for now.

    I have the same bamboo plate holder you do. Found mine last year at a yardsale!


  5. This sounds and looks delicious!
    What fun!!
    hugs, bj

  6. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment.

    My but that pie looks delicious. I love this idea.

  7. Hi Darlin'!
    Sounds delicious. Wish I would have known about today. I'm always baking pies. My husband has a huge sweet tooth. I would have made one for the special occasion. I did bake though. I made chocolate chip-Heath bar cookies. Missed you!


  8. That looks pretty good, I have to admit I am not much of a pie person. I don't like crusts!

  9. WOW!! I've never heard of this pie before, but it sounds and looks just tooo yummy to pass up:-). Going to have to put this on my list of pies to try.
    Thanks for sharing..
    Have a wonderful day!!

  10. Thanks for the recipe...it looks yummy!

  11. I haven't had one of those in forever. YUMMMY.. Thanks for the recipe and reminder. Thank you for the comments in my blog. Your's is beautiful!!!

  12. Yummy! I made a cookie this Christmas made from saltines and brown sugar - it was so good. So I can just imagine how wonderful this pie would taste!


  13. All was all ready to make this pie as I had all the ingredients until I got to the pecans...drat!!

    Thanks for participating!

    Here's to more pie!

  14. Scrumptious looking pie :)

  15. I have never tried this pie before, but have heard of it. Looks sooo yummy!

    Thanks for stopping by Nora Lee's Nook, please come back and visit often!

    For your post yesterday, I too was so sadened to hear about Heath Ledger, what a shame.


  16. This sounds soooo good! A little sweet, a little salty..right up my alley! Thanks for sharing. I'll be back later to read all about you!
    Come by and visit me sometime!


  17. Ummh! I bet I could eat the whole thing right now.
    Mama Bear

  18. Hi Terri! First I have to say I spy a Longaberger Basket and I love your pie dish!!!

    Your pie looks yummy too. I'll have to give it a try.

    Do stop by and see me anytime. I have sent you an invite.

  19. I've never heard of such. But it sounds easy enough for even ME to handle. lol


  20. that pie sounds yummy!

  21. A good one that I have eaten (Well, never turn down a piece of pie I always say!) but never made. Now I can! Thanks for this dear Terri!
    I hope you are feeling much better now!


  22. Terri,

    This pie sounds easy and delicious. Thanks for sharing your recipe and stopping by my blog. Please be sure to drop by again.


  23. What an interesting and delicious pie.

  24. Yummy looking pie! Necessity has brought us some very interesting recipes over the years.

    Thanks for your comment on the candles. I left you some unsolicited advice after your comment over there. lol

    Becky K.

  25. Oh Yum Terri, that looks really good. But alas, all my pie plates are ugly. I feel a need to go shopping!!!

  26. Who would have thought saltines, but it does sound good. Doesn't it make you wonder sometimes how people come up with certain recipes? It looks good too.

  27. Yumm!! I really need to make a pie this weekend!! Thanks for the recipe!


  28. Hi Terri,
    oh my, that looks yummy! What a good excuse to make a pie.:)
    Thanks for entering my GIVE AWAY, too!happy weekend,xo Lidy

  29. Oh, Terri...my kitchen doesn't come CLOSE to any of these pretty things! We live in a 50+ year old house and it is a plain, vanilla, tract house. I am always looking for ways to improve the appearance and make it have personality. I'll send you a pic of my kitchen....
    I wanna see yours, too!

  30. Hi Terri and Bob!! Thank you for dropping by our corner of the world. And thank you very much for your kind thoughts for Diane, very appeciated. We have seen you at Miss Sandi's for so long now, we feel as though we know you very well! Westies, now we must find out all about your Westies! We will be back for sure :) Have a lovely weekend!! Jenn and Jacqui

  31. YOurs looks wonderful, but I love the point about using a pretty pie plate just in case!


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