Easy Angel Pecan Pie Recipe

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I set out to make a classic pecan pie recipe that wasn’t the “norm” and this Angel Pecan Pie recipe is so simple, so fun, I couldn’t wait to share it! Light, fluffy, but with just a bit of crunch. I swear, if pecan pies were people, I’d marry them.
Now, if you’re into non-traditional pecan pies, I do have this other recipe for Apple Pecan Upside Down Pie that’s so fun and just the right balance of all the yummy fall things, you can’t help but love it. 
But back to fluffy angle pecan pie and it’s tasty perfection. If you’ve never had a meringue crust and pecan filling before, you’re really missing out. It’s so much more flavorful than a typical crust. Just a whole new experience.
The best part about this particular classic pecan pie recipe, though is that it’s NOT traditional. There’s no baking powder, light corn syrup or even some unknowable baking time where you have to guess if the pie is done. Which is seriously the only thing I dislike about making pecan pies.
So, I have to be honest, if there was a competition, I would probably pick this heavenly pecan pie over a traditional pecan pie, just from the sheer ease. LOL!
If you love pecan and desserts take a look at these Gingerbread Turtle Cookies. So yum! 

Easy Angel Pecan Pie Recipe

What You Need to Make Pecan Angel Pie


  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup round cracker crumbs (like Ritz)
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped


  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 cup pecans

Optional: maple syrup to drizzle over it

How to Make Fluffy Pecan Pie

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and coat a 9-inch pie pie plate with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Beat the egg whites until  they are foamy.
  3. Add in the sugar a little at a time, mixing between each increment.
  4. Stir in vanilla.
  5. Continue to beat until soft peaks form.
  6. Crush the crackers into crumbs with a food processor.
  7. Fold in cracker crumbs and 1 cup chopped pecans into the meringue.
  8. Scoop crust meringue into the pie pan and spread in an even layer, pulling the meringue up along the sides of the pie plate to form a crust.
  9. Bake pie for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and cool to room temperature on a wire rack.
  10. To make the filling, combine the heavy cream, sugar, and extracts in a medium-sized mixing bowl.
  11. Whip this syrup mixture until thick.
  12. Scoop filling into the cold pie shell, spreading it into an even layer.
  13. Sprinkle ½ cup of pecans around the edge of the filling.
  14. Top pie with a layer of whipped cream and maybe a couple of pecan halves nestled in the center. If you want to, drizzle some maple syrup over the top–I bet that would be divine!
  15. Enjoy!

How Long Does this Pecan Pie Last?

If you’re asking how long this pie will last on my counter, the answer is definitely: not long. But, if you’re asking how long would the pie last if you left it and didn’t eat it like it was your last meal? Well, I would expect to be able to keep this in the refrigerator in an airtight container for about 8-12 days. 

I wouldn’t leave this just laying out on the counter as the filling is made of whipped cream and it’ll be all sorts of gross in no time flat. So, definitely cover it and keep the pie in the fridge.

Can you Freeze this Pecan Pie?

No, I would NOT try freezing this particular recipe for pie. Meringues that are frozen and defrosted have a yucky rubbery texture that’s just no good. And because the crust is primarily meringue, that would make for one tough crust. 

This pie comes together so quick, though, I think you can make it when you’re ready to have a slice, instead of going through the effort of freezing, right?!

Fall Dessert Ideas

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Amazing Pie Recipes 

Grandma’s Chocolate Pie–literally straight from grandma’s recipe book. Creamy, sweet and rich. 

Mock Pumpkin Pie Made with Carrots– you read that right. Super tasty! 

Apple Butter Pie– it’s a great way to use up apples and apple butter! 

And, if you want a yummy, super easy recipe, this no bake blueberry banana pie


Recipes Using Pecans 

These cherry pecan cookies are the perfect after school snack! 

Add pecans to this mason jar brownie mix

Pecans are the perfect addition to this easy chocolate chip cookie recipe


Easy Angel Pecan Pie Recipe

Easy Angel Pecan Pie Recipe

This angel pecan pie is seriously irresistible and a perfect pie for any occasion.


  • Crust
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup round cracker crumbs (like Ritz)
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
  • Filling
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 cup pecans


  1. Coat your pie dish with nonstick cooking spray and preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Beat the egg whites in a medium sized bowl until they are frothy. this may take a few minutes.
  3. Add in the vanilla and continue to beat the egg white mixture until the eggs are no longer runny. The consistency should be peaks at this point.
  4. Crush the graham crackers and about 1 cup on the pecans in your food processor. Fold this cracker and nut mixture into the meringue.
  5. Spread the fluffy meringue mixture into the pie dish including some on the sides to make a crust.
  6. Bake the pie for 30 minutes and then set out to cool completely.
  7. In a mixing bowl combine the heavy cream, extracts, and sugar. Combine it well, the mixture will be thick.
  8. Pour the mixture into the pie shell and spread it evenly.
  9. Sprinkle a half a cup of chopped pecans on the top.
  10. Spread the whipped topping over the top of the pie and top with a drizzle of maple syrup if you wish or a few pecan halves.

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