Thursday, December 3, 2009

Ritz Cracker Pie and a Christmas GIVEAWAY!!!

Get your printers warmed up (or if you're old fashioned like me get out your pen and recipe card) because this is a good one. Ritz cracker pie's hands-down my FAVORITE pie ever... exclamation point!!! Words cannot describe the wonderfulness of this rich concoction. It isn't comparable to any other pie I've eaten and it's difficult to describe. It's not like pecan pie except for the fact it's very rich and it isn't anything like a mock apple pie which also uses Ritz crackers. All I can say is you HAVE to try this one out. My Aunt Cathy makes it every Thanksgiving or Easter and lets me take the leftovers home (she knows it's my favorite)... nobody has to know I try to hide the pie behind others so it will get picked last hopefully leaving lots for me!!! I hope you try out this wonderful pie during the holidays. You will not regret it. Enjoy... you know I do :)
It's giveaway time!!! Here's an example of the ornament I'm giving away. Every November I get busy making ornaments to sell and this is one of my most popular family ornaments. This year I'm not taking as many orders because I'm busy making Breast Cancer Awareness ribbon ornaments. I've made over 200 so far. All money made is being donated to my Aunt Cathy who was diagnosed with breast cancer and is in the middle of treatment. The money will go toward co-pays and other medical expenses left after the insurance pays. If you want to enter all you have to do is leave a comment. If you want to comment, but don't celebrate Christmas just say you do not wish to participate in the giveaway. GOOD LUCK :)
*I FORGOT TO TELL YOU THE DEADLINE FOR THE GIVEAWAY IS SUNDAY*
RITZ CRACKER PIE
3 egg whites
1 tsp baking powder
1 cup sugar
20 crumbled Ritz crackers (no substitutes)
1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
1 tsp vanilla
cool whip, dream whip or whipped cream
Preheat oven to 325. Grease a 9 inch pie pan. Beat egg whites and baking powder until stiff. Blend in sugar and add crackers, pecans and vanilla. Pour into pie pan and bake 30 minutes. Cool completely and top with whipped topping of choice. Chill in refrigerator.

33 comments:

Just Breathe said...

How can I not try this. I can't believe this makes a delicious pie.
Thank you for sharing.

Amanda said...

Sounds interesting, I'll have to try the pie, love the cute ornament too, how do you find out about buying a breast cancer ornament?

Anonymous said...

Very interesting desert I would have never thought to make something with Ritz crackers and those are a fav in my house! I will be giving this a try with my Christmas visitors Cant wait!
The ornament is oh so super cute! I would love to have one of these hanging on my tree =)

Justine~
Justine0382@gmail.com

Melissa said...

I will have to try this dessert. And send our love to your Aunt Cathy

sissie said...

I have heard of this recipe and now I'm going to try it.
Also, I wish your Aunt well as she goes through this difficult time.

Suzanne said...

I've never tried a Ritz pie, but I'm game!
The ornament sounds really sweet!

Cara said...

Looks delicious, and love the ornaments! What a great thing to do:)

Blessings,
Cara

Patti said...

I've had this pie years ago, my sister in law used to make it, and it really is very good!

What a sweet thing to do for your Aunt! I hope all goes well for her.

Your ornament is really cute and I'd love to be entered in the giveaway.

Have a Merry Christmas!

Katy ~ said...

You have one of the sweetest hearts of anyone I know. Wishing your aunt a full recovery.

I've never had this pie before, have only seen the recipe. It sounds so intriguing and I have the crackers on my shelf....

Marilyn Gregory said...

can't wait to try the pie!
love the ornament also.

Would like to see your cancer ornament also.

Raoulysgirl said...

I have never tried a Ritz pie. It's a new one to me! I've seen recipes for the Mock Apple pie...and I have to say that I kind of cringed a little. However, I've never known anyone who's had it to give me a review...but, you said it wasn't the same...so it doesn't matter anyway!!!

The ornaments are adorable!

jjnhubbs said...

Your ornaments are the cutest! I was just thinking yesterday about emailing you to see if I could buy some from you! Where are you selling the breast cancer ornaments? What a great thing to do for your aunt!

The Neumiller Family said...

WOW -- a pie that doesn't sound too intimidating! I might actually make this one! And bless your sweet heart for the hope your offering thru your ornaments. Take it from a breast cancer survivor -- it means alot.

Mommy's Kitchen said...

The pie sounds divine Heidi!!!! Really easy to I cant wait to try out the recipe. That is so awesome that you are making the breast cancer awareness ornaments. The family ornament is so cute I would love to be entered in the giveaway.

Willoughby said...

The pie looks really good! I don't think I've ever had anything quite like it.

Katherine Aucoin said...

Ritz cracker pie was pretty popular in the early 70's. Thanks for bringing it back, my family would devour this!

Your ornament is adorable! I didn't know you were crafty too! I'd love to win one!

Tiffanee said...

I would have never thought about Ritz and pie together, but this sounds so good. Cut ornament. You are a busy creative woman!!

Robin said...

oh my gosh yum. ritz cracker pie? the ornament you posted is beautiful.

Stephanie said...

Never heard of Ritz crackers in any other pie but Mock Apple! Sounds good, might be worth giving it a try!

cdziuba said...

The pie looks awesome. Thanks for the chance to win such an adorable ornament.

cdziuba@aol.com

Disneypal said...

This pie looks so good and easy. I must try it. Have you ever made the Ritz Mock Apple Pie - it is actually quite good too !

Jamie Cooks It Up! said...

Looks like you've got a great colletction here...I look forward to looking through them! Merry Christmas...found you on sits!

(Ka)Tinka said...

The pie looks great (stopping by from SITS). :)))

theUngourmet said...

I'd love to try this pie! Your ornament in darling! We just put our tree up last night and I'm having so much fun admiring our collection of handmade ornaments! :D

Homemaker said...

This might be something I have to try on Christmas!!
BTW..I think it is so wonderful what you are doing for your aunt!! I also have a friend who is a survivor of breast cancer and all us friends got together and had a benefit dinner for her and also sold crafts, baked goods and had a silent auction and helped her with her medical bills, and also household bills since she was unable to work at the time...

sallylynnsara@hotmail.com

Victoria said...

That ornament is darling! I'd love to win, but also wanted to ask you how much and how I get a breast cancer one. Hope you're having a great sunday! utgal2004[at]yahoo[dot]com

Finding Normal said...

Super cute ornament!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Heidi this pie rocks, I have everything and will try it! Thanks again for a wonderful recipe ;).

Those are way too cute sweetie! You do such an amazing job.

GRITS said...

Merry Christmas!

kathy55439 said...

Always looking for new pie items to make for the farm hands

wendy said...

Never heard of Ritz Cracker pies but now I will have to try it!

madamerkf at aol dot com

Marianna said...

thanks for the recipe!

Linda said...

This reminds me of one of my all-time favorite pies, Luby's Butternut Brownie Pie, which uses graham crackers instead of Ritz--I actually think the Ritz would be even better!