Pecan Delight Pie

The is one of those "pie a la Mom" recipes, but it's virtually goof-proof!

	3 egg whites, room temperature, beaten stiff
	1 cup sugar
	1 1/4 tsp baking powder
	1 cup crushed (not pulverized) soda crackers
	3/4 cup chopped pecans
	1/2 cup finely chopped dates
	1 tsp vanilla
	whipped topping to cover (preferably real whipped cream)
	optional toasted pecans for garnish

Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form, then combine sugar and baking powder.

Fold in crackers, pecans, dates and vanilla; pour into greased 9-inch pie pan.

Bake at 300deg for roughly 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the
	center of the pie comes out clean.  Beware overcooking!

Allow pie to cool then top with whipped cream and remaining pecans.

Serve in small slices with lots of coffee -- this is REALLY rich.

Douglas Tucker