Soda Cracker Pie

Soda Cracker Pie

makes one 8" pie

3 egg whites, room temperature

1/4 tsp cream of tartar

1 cup granulated sugar

16 soda crackers, crushed

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 c chopped pecans

whipped topping or sweetened whipped cream for serving

Preheat oven to 325°.

Beat the egg whites until foamy.  Add the cream of tartar and beat until stiff peaks form.  Gradually add the sugar, a few tablespoons at a time.  Beat on high until mixture is glossy.  Fold in soda crackers, vanilla, and pecans until fully incorporated.  Pour mixture into a lightly greased 8" pie plate. 

Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until lightly golden.  Let cool completely in pan.

Serve with a dollop of whipped topping.

*note -- don't worry about crushing the crackers evenly or too finely.  Just make sure there aren't any big chunks and you'll be fine.