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Strawberry Meringue Pie Recipe

Strawberry Meringue Pie Recipe

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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

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Reviewed Mar. 31, 2017

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

Reviewed Dec. 17, 2010

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

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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