Mystery Pecan Pie

Isn't this the weirdest pie ever? Its something I'm almost positive I've had at my grandmothers house when I was small. I'm keeping it here for a 'reminder' to make this when I get some pecans. I have hickory nuts and almonds but I really think I want pecans for this one. PS: I learned an interesting fact about hickory nuts today; Hickory trees are slow growing and don't begin bearing nuts for 75 years or more. I was so impressed by that! A tree that is just starting to produce nuts now possibly was born the same year my 79 year old FIL was!

Mystery Pecan Pie

3 egg whites beaten stiff
1 cup sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla
20 saltine crackers mashed fine
1 cup pecans

Mix all together. Pour batter into a buttered pie plate and bake 35 minutes at 325 degrees. Let cool at least 2-3 hours before serving.Print Friendly and PDF