Ritz cracker pie is an old recipe that was developed during the US depression era and has evolved over the years. This recipe was originally created as a mock apple pie during a time when it was difficult to get fresh fruit.
Now, this recipe serves as a unique way to create a pie with non-traditional ingredients. My suggestion is to create it and serve it at your next dinner party. Don’t tell folks what it is until after they take a bit.
It will be a great conversation starter.
To make this pie we beat egg whites until they are stiff and then fold in the additional ingredients. It bakes for 30 minutes and you are done. Our recipe doesn’t include a crust but you could easily put this in a traditional pastry crust if you so desire.
- 3 egg whites
- 1 c sugar
- ¼ c brown sugar
- 1 t baking powder
- 1 pinch salt
- 25 Ritz crackers
- 1 c walnuts
- 1 t vanilla
- ½ t cinnamon
- 1 T lemon juice
- Whipped cream (as desired)
- Preheat the oven to 325 F.
- Separate out the egg whites and set the yolks aside. (Use egg yolks however you would like. You will not need them for this recipe.)
- Stiffly beat the egg whites.
- In a large bowl add in the beaten egg whites, walnuts, cinnamon, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
- Crumble the crackers by hand and add them to the bowl.
- Mix the ingredients together thoroughly.
- Pour the batter into a 9” pie pan.
- Bake for 30 minutes.
- Allow the pie to cool and then chill it in the refrigerator.
- Serve with whipped cream as desired.
Tips on stiffly beaten egg whites.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g