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Meringue-Graham Cracker Pie Crust

No recipe image available.This pie crust is ideal for ice cream and pudding pies; the graham crackers and nuts give it a great texture that offset smooth, creamy fillings.

Recipe Ingredients:

3 large egg whites
1 cup granulated sugar
1/8 teaspoon ground mace
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
12 graham crackers, crushed
3/4 cup chopped walnuts
1 teaspoon baking powder

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 9-inch pie pan; set aside.
  2. Beat egg whites until stiff in a medium mixing bowl. Combine sugar and mace; add to egg whites, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla and mix well.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine crackers, walnuts and baking powder; fold into egg white mixture. Spoon into prepared pan, molding mixture to conform to shape of the pan.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes or until set. Remove from oven; cool completely, then fill with chosen pie filling.

Makes 1 (9-inch) pie crust.