Strawberry Meringue Pie

                                                        3 egg whites, room temp.
                                                        1 cup sugar
                                                        1 tsp. vanilla

23 Ritz crackers, crushed
1 cup pecans, chopped

Beat egg whites until fluffy. Add sugar gradually, then vanilla. Fold in Ritz cracker crumbs and pecans.
Place in buttered 9 inch pie pan.Bake at 350 deg. for 30 minutes. Cool.

                                                        1 (8oz.) container Cool Whip
                                                        2 tsps. sugar

1 quart strawberries

Fold sugar and berries into whipped cream and place in cool pie shell.
This maybe served immediately, or refridgerated for a short time before serving. Serves 8.

Compliments of Doris Rowe