The famous Ritz Pie recipe you have been waiting for, well famous in my family. This is a pie that my Grandmother made every single holiday, but I especially remember it at Christmas. I am certain that she got it off the back of a Ritz Cracker box back in the 1970’s because it is so simple and very basic. And honestly a bit strange, but SO GOOD!
It is more like a cookie than a “pie”, but it has that salty and sweet thing going on and then it has the classic Cool Whip on top, yes the stuff in the tub in the freezer section. This don’t use no fancy whipped cream, hell no! It is the old fashioned sugary sweet Cool Whip. And it is oh so good. Not sure what the mandarin oranges are for except for it kinda cuts the sweet of the cool whip. I told you it was a strange “pie”, but we all love it and now my boys ask for it for holidays.
It will be on our table for the big day and I hope you give it a try. It will change your life, lol!
This recipe has been in the family for years. I dont remember a Christmas without it.
- 3 egg whites
- 1 Cup Sugar
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 21 Ritz Crackers, crumbled
- 1 Cup Pecans, finely chopped
- Cool Whip, thawed
- 1 small can Mandarin Oranges
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
In a mediium sized bowl, beat egg whites with an electric hand mixer until stiff peaks form.
Fold sugar and vanilla into beaten egg whites
In a separate bowl, combine baking powder, pecans and crackers.
Fold egg mixure into cracker/nut mixture. Mix well
Grease pie pan with butter or cooking spray.
Pour pie mixture into prepared pie pan and spread with a spatula until even.
Bake for 20-25 minutes or until it is golden and looks like the texture of a cookie.
Top with a thick layer of Cool Whip and arrange Mandarin Oranges on top. About 1-2 per slice.