Saturday, January 21, 2012

Walnut Pie

Walnut Pie.
No flour, and...
 Ritz crackers!
Yes, made with Ritz crackers and no flour at all.
How does that work?
No clue!  But it sure does taste good.
Try it.
Trust us.
It really is delicious.

First you beat 3 egg whites until stiff.
 Gradually add in sugar.

And vanilla.

We forgot the gradual part of
"gradually add the sugar and vanilla."
Too busy taking pictures of 
the sugar and forgot to stop adding.
Well, we now know it turns out ok
if you put all the sugar in at once.

Looks like this when all of 
the sugar and vanilla is "gradually" added.

Now what you don't normally expect in a pie.

 Ritz crackers
 The easiest way we have found to crush them 
is to just put them in a baggie 
and roll something heavy over them.

Until crushed.
 Mix the crackers and walnuts 
together with the melted butter.

Then slowly add in the egg white,
sugar, and vanilla mixture.

 Next pour this into a greased pie plate.
No crust.
Nothing else.
Just this.

Close up.

Bake for about 30 minutes in a 350 degree oven
and you get this.

Amazing, right?

Chill for about 1 1/2 hours.
Then top with Cool Whip 
or real whipped cream. 
There you have it.
Walnut Pie.
Made with crackers.
Walnut Pie
25 Ritz crackers, crushed
2 cups chopped walnuts
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 tsp. vanilla
3 egg whites
1 cup sugar
Cool Whip

Beat egg whites until stiff.
Gradually add the sugar and vanilla.
In a separate bowl combine
the crushed crackers, 
walnuts, and melted butter.
Mix well.
Then slowly mix 
the butter/nut mixture
into the egg white mixture.
Pour into a well greased pie plate.
Bake in a 350 degrees preheated oven 
for about 30 minutes.
Chill for about 1 1/2 hours.
Top with Cool Whip.


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