Company Coming Pie

3 egg whites
1/2 tsp. cream of tartar
1 cup sugar
18 crackers (rolled fine)
1 cup chopped pecans
1 tsp. vanilla
1 small carton Cool Whip  --or--
    1/2 pint whipping cream
    1/2 cup sugar

Beat egg whites until foamy.  Add cream of tartar and beat until stiff.  Gradually add sugar.  Fold in cracker crumbs and pecans.  Add vanilla.  Bake in a 9" greased pie plate at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.  Cool while preparing topping

Beat whipping cream.  Add sugar and spread on top of pie.  Top with coconut and freeze.

Makes 1 - 9" pie plate, or may be doubled and made in a 9"x13"x2" pan.

This pie is best served straight from the freezer.