Grandma's Completely Different Pecan Pie

Recipe by JennT
READY IN: 2hrs 30mins
YIELD: 1 Pie


  • 11
    squares graham crackers (finely ground)
  • 1
    cup pecans (chopped fine)
  • 3
    egg whites (large)
  • 12
    teaspoon baking powder
  • 1
    teaspoon vanilla
  • 12
    pint whipping cream, sweetened to taste (When making whipped cream, as you are beating the mixture, just slowly sprinkle in sugar to sweeten)


  • Beat egg whites until very fluffy.
  • Add baking powder.
  • Very slowly add sugar while mixer beats (will become thick and heavy).
  • With rubber spatula, fold in cracker crumbs (you can roller crackers in a plastic bag to make fine crumbs).
  • Fold in nuts and vanilla.
  • Pour into greased 8" or 9" round pie pan. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 30 minutes. Do not under-bake, will puff up and then settle and crack.
  • Cool, then chill in refrigerator.
  • Night before or early morning, seal to edge with whipped cream.
  • Decorate with fine graham cracker crumbs. This is even better the longer it sits with the whipped cream on it to soften it all the way through.