Posted by: inyomouth | June 9, 2010

Cracker Meringue Pie

Or at least, that’s what I like to call it.

This recipe is my FAVORITE. Cherish it. Love it. Make some more of it. My mom found it years ago in a Better Homes and Gardens magazine, back when recipes were not found on the internet. We make it every summer, and it disappears almost instantly. If Jen from Sally Loo’s every reads this post and makes this pie… please title it “Maleesa’s Pie” even though I didn’t invent it, I just love it THAT much.


3 egg whites

1 tsp almond extract

½ tsp baking powder

¾ cup chocolate chips (mini chips work well)

½ cup chopped nuts (walnut or pecan)

¾ cup sugar (Splenda works well)

1 cup crushed Ritz crackers (23 crackers)

Cool whip

2 cups sliced berries(strawberries, blueberries,etc)

In a large bowl combine egg whites, almond extract and baking powder. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.

Mix chocolate chips and nuts together. Set some aside for the topping.

Beat egg white mixture with and electric mixer on medium speed till soft peaks form.

Add sugar 1 TBSP at a time, beating on high speed till very stiff peaks form.

In a medium mixing bowl combine the chopped nuts and chocolate chip mixture with the crushed crackers.

Fold cracker mixture into egg whites.

Spread meringue into a greased 9 in pie plate.  Make sides slightly higher than center.

Bake at 350˚ for 25 minutes or till top is golden.

Cool completely.

Top with Cool whip or whipped cream. Add berries on top.  Sprinkle the reserved chocolate chip and nuts.

Serve immediately or chill for up to 24 hours.





  1. Sweet! I DO read your blog and I am quite intrigued by this recipe. Ingredients seem wholesome enough. If and when I do make it you know who the namesake will be 😉

    we love you girls!

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