Posted by / 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.

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