Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day - Stripper Pie

I hope everyone has a happy Valentine's Day, whether you're in love with someone special or just wallowing in bitterness.

I don't have any good Valentine's Day-related recipes, but this recipe for Soda Cracker Pie is one of my favorite desserts to make, so I guess it counts. This stands to this day as our friend Liz's favorite thing I've ever made. it started out as a basic soda cracker pie recipe that my mother gave me, but I added a layer of reduces fruit that I rotate each time I make it - apples, strawberries, raspberries, whatever. It ended up getting called Stripper Pie, since I served it to a group of my neighbors one night after they'd all gone to a pole dancing class. Sometimes life is pretty cool.

Stripper Pie



3 Egg whites
1/2 ts Baking powder
1 c Sugar
1/2 ts Vanilla
1 c Soda crackers (saltines) chopped into crumbs
1 c Chopped pecans

Fruit Layer (I'll use apples as an example, but you can use whatever you like)

4 Apples, cored and diced
1 tsp Cinnamon
1 tsp Sugar
1 tblsp Water

Whipped Cream

2 c Heavy Cream
1 tblsp Vanilla
1 tsp Sugar


Preheat oven to 350

Beat egg whites until stiff. Add the baking powder, then slowly beat in the sugar and add the vanilla. Mix in the crumbs and pecans slowly until everything's combined, then pour into a greased 9-inch pie plate. Bake for 30 minutes.

For the apples, place in a pot over low heat and add the cinnamon, sugar, and water. Stir frequently and cook for 30 minutes to an hour, as long as it takes to get the consistently you like. The longer you cook, the more mushy the apples will be.

For the whipped cream, add the vanilla and sugar to the heavy cream and beat until solid.

When the pie has cooled, spread the apples over the top. Add whipped cream before serving.

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1 comment:

Jerch said...

Hi Brian,
I came across your blog while searching for "Stripper Pie," and I think it's great. I'm putting a link to it on my Cobble Hill blog (, and if you like what you see there maybe you could return the favor? Sorry for posting in an old comment, but I can't find a link to email you.