Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

I dont like tears on my pies.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix together cornstarch and cold water.
  2. Add to 1/2 cup boiling water.
  3. Cook over low heat until it thickens.
  4. Set aside to cool.
  5. Beat egg whites, dash of salt, and sugar until stiff.
  6. Add cooled cornstarch mixture to beaten egg white mixture.
  7. Put on pie, making sure it covers the edges well.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until golden brown.


Most Helpful

Ann, this is Delicious! It has a bit more substance than regular meringue, and “I don’t like tears in my pies” either. I know it drives my mom crazy when she bakes them and gets tears, so I’ll have to share this one with her. I paired this up with Lennie’s Old-Fashioned Banana Cream Pie. Our DD’s eyes rather rolled back in her head with enjoyment as she tasted it, followed by mmmm, and I know she told me at least twice how good it was. DH has some in his lunch for tomorrow, a really nice Monday treat. We Will be making this one again! Thank-you. I’ll have to try this meringue on a chocolate-from-scratch meringue pie next…lol

Teresa M May 06, 2002

She is right. I have used this meringue for years and it not only does not weep it holds up well so unfinished pie/dessert is good the following day.Not quite as light as sugar & egg white only meringue but it makes up for that in its reliability. a good addition to the collection!

Janice Gill February 21, 2002

The meringue was great! And it was my first time ever making meringue, though it is something I have always loved to eat. I think the cornstarch did give it a slightly heavier texture though, but still good!! I teamed it with Lennie's Old-Fashioned Banana Cream Pie #14979. It went very well together. Totally encouraged, I am off to look for a good lemon meringue pie. :)

KitchenManiac January 25, 2003

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