Strawberries and Cream Soda Cracker Pie

It's hard to say what the best part about this pie is....the chewy and crispy crust? Or the fresh pile of strawberries and cream? Whatever you decide, I think you'll find this pie is a pure delight! Not only does it have a wonderful texture and taste, but the presentation is beautiful.  

Strawberries and Cream Soda Cracker Pie

With how easy it is to make (no traditional pie crust skills needed!)—this is a dessert that I love to make when we have company over for dinner. And it's something that my kids can easily help make too.  Put them to task slicing strawberries while you make the crust!

What Ingredients Do I Need to Make a Soda Cracker Pie?

  • egg whites
  • granulated sugar
  • vanilla extract
  • saltine crackers
  • baking powder
  • chopped pecans (feel free to omit, if you have nut allergies)
  • sliced fresh strawberries (or other fresh berries or fruit)
  • heavy whipping cream
  • powdered sugar

Ingredients for Strawberries and Cream Soda Cracker Pie

How Do I Make a Soda Cracker Pie?

First, you'll beat the egg whites until they form soft peaks.  Next, you'll add the granulated sugar, a few spoonfuls at a time, followed by vanilla extract.

In a food processor, pulse the saltine crackers into a fine powder. Add the baking powder and chopped pecans, and pulse until the pecans are finely chopped. (Alternatively, you can place the saltine crackers in a zip lock bag and use a rolling pin to crush them. Then, chop the pecans by hand.  Mix the crackers, baking powder and chopped pecans together in a small bowl).

Make the crust for Strawberries and Cream Soda Cracker Pie

Fold in the saltine cracker mix into the egg white mixture, then pour the combined mixture into a greased pie pan (9" diameter) or a 12"x12" pan. (You can also double the recipe and make it in a 9" x 13" pan or a 13" round pie plate. When doubling, I like to use this inexpensive pie plate from Ikea.)

Bake the crust at 350 degrees fahrenheit for 30 minutes.  The crust will usually puff up and then settle down as it cools (similar to a meringue).  If it doesn't puff up, you may have over-stirred your batter. If this happens, don't worry, it will still turn out well. Cool the crust completely.

First layer of Strawberries and Cream Soda Cracker Pie

While the crust is cooling, pour the heavy whipping cream into a stand mixer with the whisk attachment. Turn the mixer on a slow speed so the whipping cream doesn't slosh out, and then build up to a high speed.  Whisk the heavy cream at a high speed until it whips up.  Be careful not to churn it into butter. Add 2/3 cup of powdered sugar and the additional 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract to the whipped cream, just before it is completely whipped.

To assemble the pie, you will layer the sliced fresh strawberries over the cooled crust and then spread a layer of whipping cream. You can garnish the Soda Cracker Pie with additional strawberries. You can chill the pie for an hour if it lasts that long in your kitchen!

Strawberries and Cream Soda Cracker Pie

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