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Brownie Meringue Pie

 Brownie Meringue Pie
In Union Grove, Wisconsin, Julie Moyer stirs chocolate cookie crumbs and chopped nuts into a meringue mixture to create this rich dessert. It's sweetly priced at a mere 22¢ a wedge.
8 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup crushed chocolate wafers
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • In a small bowl, beat egg whites and vanilla on medium speed until
  • soft peaks form. Gradually beat in sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, on
  • high until stiff glossy peaks form. Gently fold in the wafer crumbs
  • and nuts. Spread into a greased 9-in. pie plate.
  • Bake at 300° for 30-40 minutes or until the top appears dry and
  • is lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack.
  • In another bowl, beat the whipping cream and confectioners' sugar
  • until stiff peaks form. Spread over the pie. Refrigerate for 3-4
  • hours. Yield: 8 servings.