Meringue I


This meringue is made with a sugar syrup and is stabilized by cornstarch. More durable than most meringues. Can be used to top 1 pie, or can be piped onto a baking sheet to make 'nests.'

2 cups


  • 2 tablespoons white sugar

  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch

  • ½ cup water

  • 3 egg whites

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 5 tablespoons white sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (225 degrees C).

  2. In a small saucepan combine 2 tablespoons sugar and cornstarch. Mix well then whisk in water. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is thick and clear. Remove from heat and allow to cool.

  3. In a large mixing bowl combine egg whites, salt, and vanilla extract. Beat until soft mounds form. Gradually add 5 tablespoons sugar, beating well after each addition.

  4. Continue to beat egg white mixture while slowly pouring in cornstarch syrup. Beat until stiff peaks form.

  5. Spread meringue on top of pie, or pipe desired shapes onto parchment-lined baking sheet using a large pastry tip.

  6. Bake in preheated oven for 12 minutes or until golden brown.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

57 Calories
13g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 57
% Daily Value *
Sodium 94mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 1g
Calcium 1mg 0%
Potassium 21mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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