Macaroon cookie crumbs, dates and nuts are mixed with meringue and baked in a pie shell.
INGREDIENTS (for 8 servings):
- 2 cups crushed macaroon cookies
- 1/2 cup chopped dates
- 1/2 cup pecans, coarsely chopped
- 1/2 cup slivered almonds
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 5 egg whites
- 1 teaspoon coconut extract
- 1 (9 inch) unbaked pie crust
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
In a large bowl, combine crushed cookies, dates, pecans, almonds, white sugar and brown sugar. In a separate large glass or metal mixing bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Fold egg whites and coconut extract into cookie mixture until no streaks remain.
Pour filling into pie crust. Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes, or until golden brown.