I was given this cherished recipe a few years ago by a good friend. This easy to make dessert has just a few ingredients and is absolutely delicious. I can’t believe I waited so long to make this heavenly pie.
WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE SODA CRACKER PIE
Soda crackers, eggs (egg whites are used), chopped pecans, sugar, pure vanilla extract and baking powder.
HOW TO MAKE SODA CRACKER PIE
After doing some research, I found that this pie is known by a few names – Cracker pie, Ritz Cracker Pie, Cracker Meringue Pie, Ritz Meringue Pie and more. There are also many variations (see bottom of post). This can be made with saltine crackers or Ritz crackers. My friend has even used wheat saltine crackers. Who knew egg whites, crushed soda crackers, chopped pecans, sugar, vanilla and baking powder could make such a magical treat. I love this pie.
Note: Some may think Soda Cracker Pie is the same as Mock Apple Pie recipe (I will be making and sharing that classic recipe soon), but the two recipes are different. Both pies are made with crackers, but Mock Apple Pie is made with a double-pie crust, no eggs, cinnamon and more. It tastes like apple pie, but it’s made without apples. So intriguing! I have been wanting to try this vintage recipe for years and it’s on my list.
Vintage Soda Cracker Pie
- 18 soda crackers, finely crushed
- 3 egg whites
- 1 cup pecans, chopped
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
In a medium size bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Next, gradually add remaining ingredients (sugar, vanilla, finely crushed crackers, pecans and baking powder), gently folding into mixture. Be sure to gently fold, do not stir or beat mixture.
- It’s best to have everything measured out and ready to go in small bowls before starting.
- After cooling, for a pretty presentation, you can top the pie with fresh whipped cream, leaving about 1/2 inch bare at the edge of the pie so it looks like a crust (store in fridge). Do this if you plan to eat the pie within a day. Otherwise, serve individual slices topped with whipped cream and berries.
A similar recipe can be found on AllRecipes.com. Head over to read the great reviews and tips from others who have made this terrific vintage pie. ‘Soda Cracker Pie’ – “This pie is delicious, with or without a filling. I make it with pecans and serve it with whipped topping and one shake of nutmeg on top. Or I make it without pecans and fill with fruit filling such as lemon filling. I use soda crackers, saltines, graham crackers or buttery round crackers, finely crushed.” ~ Recipe by: Penilu
Links to Soda Cracker Pie recipes with different variations
If you are looking for your family’s long lost Soda Cracker Pie recipe and the one I shared above is not it, here are more variations to check out:
Soda Cracker Pie from Cuisinart – No vanilla extract, made with walnuts and topped with fresh whipped cream and frozen strawberries (thawed, strained).
Cracker Pie…A Humble Pie from The Meaning of Pie – Made with Ritz crackers, and no vanilla extract. Also included is optional chocolate chips.
Heirloom Soda Cracker Pie from Recipe Lion – Made with 12 soda crackers, 12 dates chopped, brown sugar instead of white and 1 cup nuts.
Cracker Pie from Southern Plate – Made with a deep dish shell pie, 15 saltine crackers, mixed with fruit cocktail and optional nuts (pecans or walnuts).
Raspberry Soda Cracker Pie from Midwest Living – “Meringue, soda crackers, and pecans form a spectacular crust for a filling of whipped cream and berries in this mouthwatering pie.”
Sharing this vintage pie at Weekend Potluck.
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