No Weep, No Shrink Meringue

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by grandma2969

Works everytime to cure meringue on pies that weep and ruin the looks of your pies..found this in an old cookbook...

Top Review by zemboy

I'm 74 years old and have been baking perfect pies for the past 50 at least--except ones with meringue on them! But thanks to this recipe my lemon meringue pies are now weep-free and I even make them for company! I keep C and H Superfine Sugar on hand just for meringues and 7-minute frosting and that helps too. Why didn't I know about this 50 years ago?

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix cornstarch, 2 tbls sugar and water and cook over low heat till mixture is clear -- remove from heat -- in a bowl, whip egg whites until peaked and then slowly add the heated cornstarch-sugar-water mixture.
  2. Beat until creamy.add salt and 6 tbls sugar and beat again till fluffy -- Pile on your pie and bake in a 350* oven till meringue is gold tinged, usually 20-30 minutes.

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