Nana's Ritz Cracker Pie (With Walnuts)

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

Sounds strange, but tastes great! This is my mother-in-laws recipe and my husband insisted I share it with you! Make sure you serve it with whipped cream on top!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 21 Ritz crackers, finely crushed
  • 12 cup walnuts, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 (8 ounce) container whipped topping (like Cool Whip)


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Prepare an 8" pie pan with cooking spray (Pam).
  3. In a gallon size ziplock bag, crush the 21 Ritz Crackers until almost powder-like.
  4. Add the finely chopped walnuts and 1 teaspoon baking powder.
  5. Toss with a fork and set aside.
  6. In a stand mixer or medium bowl using a hand mixer, beat the 3 egg whites until fluffy.
  7. Slowly add 1 cup of sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Beat until stiff and glossy in appearance.
  8. Fold the crackers/nuts into the egg whites and pour into the pie pan.
  9. Bake for 30 minutes.
  10. Allow to cool completely in refridgerator and top with whipped topping before serving. (Optional- add chocolate shavings on top). Enjoy!


Most Helpful

Very rich and good! I did not crush the crackers until powder like but they were fine crushed. I also used a little maple syrup along with the vanilla. The boys seemed to really like it.

Montana Heart Song June 22, 2008

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