Meringue Topping

Recipe by grandma2969
READY IN: 10mins




  • preheat the oven to 325* --
  • in a large mixer bowl -- beat the egg whites, salt and cream of tartar until soft peaks form.
  • gradually add the sugar a tablespoon at a time and continue beating until soft peaks form --
  • just before beating is completed sprinkle in the cornstarch --
  • the peaks should not topple over when the beater is raised -- but the meringue should not appear dry.
  • spread the meringue on lukewarm filling in the pie shell(this helps keep it from shrinking away from the filling as it cools.).
  • clear over the edge of the crust.
  • swoop the meringue into attractive peaks.
  • bake for 15-18 minutes or until the peaks are golden brown.
  • cool the pie gradually.there should be no warmth at all left in the meringue, then refrigerate.