Learn How to Make Meringue

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Meringue is finished when it is gold-tinged.


  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 8 tablespoons granulated sugar, divided
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 egg whites
  • Dash of salt


  • In small saucepan, combine cornstarch, 2 tablespoons sugar and water, and cook over low heat until mixture is clear. Remove from heat.
  • In small bowl, whip egg whites until peaked, then slowly add heated cornstarch mixture. Beat until creamy. Add salt and remaining sugar, and beat until fluffy.
  • Pile meringue on filling in pie crust, and bake at 350 F for 20 to 30 minutes, or until meringue is gold tinged. More from Recipe Box: Recipe Box: Lemon Meringue Pie and More
    Associate Editor Jean Teller hopes to one day replicate those delicious lemon meringue pies her mom used to create.

Vicki Boaz, Saint Robert, Missouri, sent a meringue recipe she found on Food.com.

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