Friday, March 25, 2016

Karen Carpenter's Chewy Pie

Karen Carpenter's Chewy Pie

16 saltine crackers, crushed
1 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
3 egg whites
3/4 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 pint whipping cream
3/4 cup nuts, chopped
Chocolate shavings

Crush saltines. Mix sugar and baking powder together and add to saltines. Beat egg whites until stiff, and then fold in saltine mixture. Fold in nuts. Add vanilla and pour into well-buttered pie dish. Bake 35 minutes. Open oven door and let sit with the door open about 10 minutes. After it is completely cool, beat whipping cream and cover, sprinkle with chocolate shavings and refrigerate. Chill until ready to serve. Serves 8.

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