Nana's Ritz Cracker Pie (With Walnuts)

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READY IN: 45mins
SERVES: 8
YIELD: 1 pie
UNITS: US

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)
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DIRECTIONS

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