Walnut Meringue Pie Crust With Fruit Filling

Total Time
2hrs
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

Cooking time includes the crust cooling time.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 egg whites, room temperature
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • 12 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 23 cup chopped walnuts
  • 20 Ritz crackers, broken into fourths
  • 4 cups fruit, of choice fresh or canned,drained well
  • 12 cup heavy cream, whipped,unsweetened

Directions

  1. Beat the egg whites until soft peaks form.
  2. Add the salt and baking powder.
  3. Gradually beat in the sugar; continue beating until stiff and glossy.
  4. Add the vanilla extract.
  5. Lightly fold in the walnuts and cracker chunks.
  6. Spread the mixture over the bottom and sides of a well-greased pie plate; building up the sides.
  7. Bake at 325°F for 25 to 30 minutes.
  8. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  9. Just before serving, fill the center with the drained fruit.
  10. Serve the whipped cream on the side.

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