Strawberry Meringue Pie Recipe

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Strawberry Meringue Pie Recipe
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Strawberry Meringue Pie Recipe

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"This great dessert is simple, so don't be put off by the long directions," says Kathleen Mercier of Orrington, Maine.
MAKES:
6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
MAKES:
6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup finely crushed saltines (about 12 crackers), divided
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1 package (4 ounces) German sweet chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 cups strawberries, halved
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar

Directions

Sprinkle 2 tablespoons cracker crumbs into a greased 9-in. pie plate. In a mixing bowl, beat egg whites, cream of tartar and salt until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar; beat until stiff peaks form. Fold in vanilla, pecans and remaining cracker crumbs. Spread meringue onto the bottom and up the sides of prepared pan. Bake at 300° for 45 minutes. Turn oven off and do not open door; let cool in the oven overnight. Melt chocolate and butter; drizzle over shell. Let stand 15 minutes or until set. Top with berries. Whip the cream and confectioners' sugar until soft peaks form; spoon over berries. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Strawberry Meringue Pie in Taste of Home June/July 1997, p67

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 389 calories, 24g fat (11g saturated fat), 48mg cholesterol, 131mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (40g sugars, 3g fiber), 4g protein.

  • 1/3 cup finely crushed saltines (about 12 crackers), divided
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1 package (4 ounces) German sweet chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 cups strawberries, halved
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  1. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons cracker crumbs into a greased 9-in. pie plate. In a mixing bowl, beat egg whites, cream of tartar and salt until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar; beat until stiff peaks form. Fold in vanilla, pecans and remaining cracker crumbs. Spread meringue onto the bottom and up the sides of prepared pan. Bake at 300° for 45 minutes. Turn oven off and do not open door; let cool in the oven overnight. Melt chocolate and butter; drizzle over shell. Let stand 15 minutes or until set. Top with berries. Whip the cream and confectioners' sugar until soft peaks form; spoon over berries. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Strawberry Meringue Pie in Taste of Home June/July 1997, p67

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hchambers User ID: 7140928 264158
Reviewed Mar. 31, 2017

"This was a good dessert, a bit sweet but not overly so."

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raceywlf User ID: 3872239 48504
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2010

"had trouble getting out of pan, stuck to the bottom, also very sweet. sorry won't be doing this again."

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Mamasuejean User ID: 1786018 75140
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2009

"Sounds like a very good, very rich dessert. I think I will try it with everything but the whipping cream--use fat-free whipped topping to make it more Weight Watcher friendly. I'd like to know the points for it with the whipped topping."

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