Necessity is the mother of invention. Plato originally introduced the idea in "The Republic", and Southern cooks have truly taken it to heart. Soda Cracker Pie is a great example of that ingenuity. This pie takes what seems like nothing and turns it into a really tasty pie.
|egg whites beaten to soft peaks|
Soda Cracker Pie is super simple, too. It's waaaay easier than making macarons. Since you don't have to fool with a crust, this pie takes about 10 minutes to pull together (and most of that is whipping the egg whites). If you have been reading my blog, you know I'm a big fan of really easy desserts. This pie is one of the easiest around.
|pie just before going into the oven|
|finished pie ready for eatin'|
makes one 8" pie
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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.