Copycat Patti’s Sawdust Pie

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling


8 servings

Updated: Sep. 30, 2023
We top this with sliced bananas, whipped cream and more sliced bananas. It's based on a sawdust pie recipe my mom got from a potholder she bought at the Patti's 1880s Settlement in Grand Rivers, Kentucky. —Jennifer Choisser, Paducah, Kentucky
Copycat Patti's Sawdust Pie Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • Dough for single-crust pie
  • 7 large egg whites
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped pecans
  • Whipped cream


  1. Preheat oven to 325°. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to a 1/8-in.-thick circle; transfer to a 9-in. pie plate. Trim crust to 1/2 in. beyond rim of plate; flute edge.
  2. In a large bowl, combine egg whites, sugar, coconut, cracker crumbs and pecans. Pour into crust. Bake 25-30 minutes or until set. Cool on a wire rack. Serve with whipped cream.
Pastry for single-crust pie (9 inches): Combine 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour and 1/4 tsp. salt; cut in 1/2 cup cold butter until crumbly. Gradually add 3-5 Tbsp. ice water, tossing with a fork until dough holds together when pressed. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 642 calories, 34g fat (14g saturated fat), 30mg cholesterol, 335mg sodium, 79g carbohydrate (51g sugars, 4g fiber), 9g protein.