Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

Are you tired of weepy, sticky meringue? This meringue will not let you down. It stands proud and adorns your favorite pie with a delicious mound of delicate meringue. The cook time does not reflect the time to cool the cornstarch mixture. This recipe is from one of my all time favorite cookbooks-- More Make-A-Mix Cookery,

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small saucepan, combine the cornstarch, 3 tablespoons sugar, salt, lemon juice and water.
  2. Bring to a slow boil over medium heat and stir until clear and thick.
  3. Set aside and cool completely.
  4. In a large bowl, beat the egg whites until soft peaks form.
  5. Gradually add cooled cornstarch mixture, beating until mixture thickens.
  6. Gradually add 6 tablespoons sugar, beating until soft peaks form, approximately 5 to 8 minutes.
  7. Spoon the prepared meringue over your favorite pie and bake in a preheated 325 degree oven for 30 minutes or until golden brown.


Most Helpful

My family liked it! I I will make it again. I did add 1/8 tsp to cream of tarter to the eggs.

franhend October 06, 2012

The recipe made a nice, golden brown, tall, fluffy, meringue. It turned out just perfectly, not too sweet. It was fast and really easy to make. Looks like a pro made it. I will be using this recipe often. Thank you so much Paula for sharing.

Baby Kato July 05, 2006

This really helps eliminate weeping of the meringue.

Pamela F. December 27, 2015

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