*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
                          Strawberry Meringue Pie
 Recipe By     : Suzy Lewis  (Taste of Home)
 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Pies & Pastries
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      1/3  cup           crackers, saltines -- crushed & divided
    3      whole         egg  WHITES
      1/4  teaspoon      cream of tartar
      1/8  teaspoon      salt
    1      cup           sugar
    1      teaspoon      vanilla extract
      1/2  cup           pecans      toasted -- chopped
    1      pkg  (4oz)    German sweet chocolate
    2      tablespoons   butter
    4      cups          strawberries -- halved
    1      cup           whipping cream
    2      tablespoons   confectioners' sugar
 Sprinkle 2 tablespoons cracker crumbs into a greased 9 pie plate.  In a mixing
 beat egg whites, cream of tartar and salt until soft peaks form.  Gradually add
 beat until stiff peaks form.  Fold in the vanilla, pecans and remaining cracker
 Spread meringue onto the bottom and up the sides of prepared pan.  Bake at 300 
 deg F for 
 45 minutes.  Turn oven off and do not open door; let cool in the oven overnight
 .  Melt 
 chocolate and butter; drizzle over shell.  Let stand 15 minutes or until set.  
 Top with 
 berries.  Whip the cream and confectioners' sugar until soft peaks form; spoon