Total Time
1hr
Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is basically a meringue. You can put fruit on it, or do just about anything else you would do with meringues. I like it for two reasons: It's got an interesting, nutty-crunchy taste and texture, and I love hearing people say after they taste it, "Crackers? You're kidding!"

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 16 soda crackers (i.e. the small squares)
  • 1 cup nuts, pieces (pecans or walnuts, whichever you prefer)
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 12 teaspoon baking powder

Directions

  1. Process crackers and nuts in blender until finely ground.
  2. Beat egg whites until soft peaks form.
  3. Mix in vinegar.
  4. Gradually add sugar, beating well after each addition.
  5. Add vanilla and baking powder and beat until stiff.
  6. Fold in cracker mixture.
  7. Put into greased 8-inch square pan and bake at 300° about 25-30 minutes, or until cake tester in center comes out clean.
  8. Cool in pan.
  9. Cut in pieces to serve.
  10. Be careful removing from pan, especially the first piece, as this is pretty crumbly.

Reviews

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This is a great recipe similar to one my family makes. I love the sweet/salty flavor!

fuzein January 17, 2009

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