Egg whites are whipped until stiff and beautiful, and then cracker crumbs and pecans are folded in. This luscious filling is spooned into a prepared crustless pie plate and baked until set. Brown sugar whipped cream is then spooned over the cooled pie.
INGREDIENTS (for 8 servings):
- 3 egg whites
- 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1 cup white sugar
- 20 buttery round crackers
- 3/4 cup chopped pecans
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup whipping cream
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Generously grease an 8 inch pie pan.
In a large glass or metal mixing bowl, beat egg whites and cream of tartar until foamy. Gradually add sugar, continuing to beat until whites form stiff peaks. Fold in crackers, 3/4 cup pecans, and vanilla extract. Pour mixture into pie pan.
Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes, until firm and lightly browned. Remove and cool.
In a medium bowl, combine whipping cream and brown sugar. Beat until soft peaks form. Spread over cooled pie. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup pecans and refrigerate until ready to serve.