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german pecan pie

(2 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Lynn Allison
Lincolnton, GA

This is a fantastic tasting pie. Very easy to make. Give it a try, you won't be disappointed.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Lynn's German pecan pie recipe is lighter than the typical pecan pie. It's sweet and a little salty with a nice crispness. Topped off with a cool, creamy topping and dark chocolate shavings is just delicious. Super easy to make, this is a great recipe if you need to bring a holiday dessert but you're not the best baker.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(2 ratings)
yield 8 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For german pecan pie

  • 4
    large egg whites
  • 1 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1
    pinch of salt
  • 24
    Ritz crackers
  • 1 c
    pecans, chopped or halves
  • Baker's semi-sweet chocolate squares or other chocolate for grating
  • 1 - 8oz pkg
    Cool Whip

How To Make german pecan pie

  • Butter crackers in a resealable bag.
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Put crackers in a Ziploc bag.
  • Crushing the crackers.
    Crush until you have an even fine grind.
  • Egg whites beaten until stiff.
    Beat egg whites until stiff.
  • Sugar, baking powder, and salt added to the egg whites.
    Slowly add sugar, baking powder and a pinch of salt until blended.
  • Vanilla extract, cracker crumbs, and pecans folded into egg whites.
    Stir in crackers, vanilla, and pecans.
  • Batter poured into a pie dish.
    Pour into a greased 9-inch pie pan.
  • German Pecan Pie baking in the oven.
    Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Letting the pecan pie cool.
    Cool 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
  • Covering pie with whipped topping./
    When cooled, cover with Cool Whip.
  • Grated chocolate on top.
    And, sprinkle grated chocolate on top. Keep in refrigerator.