Monday, September 13, 2010

Ritz cracker pie

3 large egg whites
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. baking powder
3/4 cup sugar
2/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup Ritz cracker crumbs (about 30 - 35 crackers)
1/2 cup chopped toasted pecans
1 cup whipping cream
2 T granulated sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
Garnish: More nuts or caramel sauce

Preheat oven to 350F and butter a 9-inch glass pie plate

Beat egg whites and vanilla to soft peaks. Combine baking powder and sugar and gradually add to egg whites, continually beating until peaks are stiff. Fold in chocolate chips, cracker crumbs and pecans. Spread this mixture across bottom of pie plate and bake for 25 minutes. Let cool completely.

Whip cream until soft peaks form. Add sugar and vanilla and beat to stiff peaks. Spread over cooled pie. Chill until ready to serve. Garnish with caramel sauce or more nuts.

Serves 6 - 8

recipe courtesy of cookie madness

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