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Strawberry Meringue Pie


  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/3 cup finely crushed saltines (about 10 crackers), divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 4 ounces German sweet chocolate, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 cups halved fresh strawberries
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar


  • 1. Place egg whites in a large bowl; let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons cracker crumbs into a greased 9-in. pie plate; set aside.
  • 2. Add vanilla, cream of tartar and salt to egg whites. Beat on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in sugar, 2 tablespoons at a time, on high until stiff glossy peaks form and sugar is dissolved. Fold in pecans and remaining cracker crumbs.
  • 3. Spread evenly 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.
  • 4. In a small heavy saucepan or microwave, melt chocolate and butter; stir until smooth. Drizzle over crust. Let stand for 15 minutes or until set. Top with strawberries.
  • 5. In a chilled small bowl, beat cream until it begins to thicken. Add confectioners' sugar; beat until soft peaks form. Spoon over berries. Refrigerate leftovers.

Nutrition Facts

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


Average Rating: 4
  • hchambers
    Mar 31, 2017

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

  • raceywlf
    Dec 17, 2010

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

  • Mamasuejean
    Dec 31, 1969

    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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