Thursday, April 28, 2011


3 egg whites
1 cup nutmeats (pecan or hickory*)
7 soda crackers
1 tsp baking powder
1 cup sugar

Beat egg whites until they stand in stiff peaks. Roll soda crackers into a very fine meal; add baking powder. Fold this mixture into the egg whites, add nutmeats. Pour into an 8 in pie pan that has been well greased. Bake 35 minutes at 350. Top with whipped cream or ice cream to serve.

*This is an old Southern Indiana recipe. In Southern Indiana we have hickory nuts from our hickory trees in the Fall. We usually used them as substitutions for pecans since we had to buy pecans there.

Note: In the "old days" as my kids and grandkids say, our soda crackers came in wide sheets with 4 of todays crackers together and we broke them off. I haven't made this pie in years but suspect the 7 crackers might really be 28 of todays soda crackers. Any feedback out there??????


Richmonde said...

No sugar?

Diabetic Enjoying Food aka Linda said...

Thanks for pointing that out! Yes, 1 cup sugar.