You cook this one on the stovetop, resulting in a creamy, fluffy meringue that is more stable than the standard method.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 pie topping
Advertisement

Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • In a small saucepan, combine sugar, corn syrup, water, cream of tartar, and salt. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil and sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat.

    Advertisement
  • In a medium mixing bowl, beat egg whites until foamy. With mixer on medium speed, slowly pour the hot syrup mixture over the egg whites. Turn mixer to high speed and beat until stiff peaks form. Spread over top of pie, covering filling completely. May brown meringue in oven if you desire.

Nutrition Facts

57 calories; protein 0.9g 2% DV; carbohydrates 14.2g 5% DV; fat 0g; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 20.4mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition
Advertisement

Reviews (35)

Read More Reviews

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/25/2011
It is so funny to me that people rate a perfect recipe unfairly becaue they tried to "bake" a recipe that says UNBAKED meringue!!! It is perfect, just what I needed Saundra!! FYI the other meringue recipe by Saundra called Meringue II on this site is the best ever for baking :) Read More
(43)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/12/2006
The meringue was beautiful until it was baked. I would not bake this meringue because it weeped so badly that the pie crust was soaked. Read More
(14)
41 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 34
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
04/25/2011
It is so funny to me that people rate a perfect recipe unfairly becaue they tried to "bake" a recipe that says UNBAKED meringue!!! It is perfect, just what I needed Saundra!! FYI the other meringue recipe by Saundra called Meringue II on this site is the best ever for baking :) Read More
(43)
Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2005
Always used the egg whites beaten and then add in sugar. Sometimes it would turn out great sometimes not. Tried this recipe and WOW! I have put it in my book of "must have time savers!" I would get frustrated with the "old" method but this recipe was SO easy the flavor was the same as the "old" method and the peaks I got? WOW!! Look out Rockie Mountains!! FYI this recipe made more than enough meringue to cover 6 of the mini-crusts made by Keebler; imagine it would easily cover (1) 8 or 9-inch pie. Read More
(24)
Rating: 3 stars
03/12/2006
The meringue was beautiful until it was baked. I would not bake this meringue because it weeped so badly that the pie crust was soaked. Read More
(14)
Advertisement
Rating: 5 stars
07/26/2011
I've never made meringue before so I wanted something that seemed foolproof. Since my pie did not need baking I heeded the comments of the others and did not bake this meringue. It turned out wonderfully delicious with fairly good peaks (I think I merely failed to beat it long enough but I will beat them longer next time). It was absolutely delicious (and wonderfully easy)!! Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2012
Just made this to top a chocolate cream pie. My first all home made pie. Made a crust from here which came out amazingly light and flakey made chocolate filling from here came out wonderfully smooth and yummy. And this meringue to top it off. It came out fluffy but firm and just sweet enough to compliment the chocolate. Thank you! PS - if it isn't peaking keep whipping it'll get there! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2011
Just made this meringue to top my lemon pies after TWO failed prior attempts. Love love love it! It was easy fast and turned out lovely shiney nice peaks and it's not too sweet. I even browned it after for color this will be my go to recipe for meringue from now on! Read More
(5)
Advertisement
Rating: 5 stars
11/29/2010
Great!!! I have tried the old method and like the other reviewer have had good and bad luck.. This was easy and turned out great. Just keep beating it takes a while but it is worth it in the end!!! Read More
(4)
Rating: 3 stars
04/29/2012
I will admit this is delicious but not a substitute for regular meringue. It is very sweet and more like marshmallow fluff than meringue. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
04/08/2012
I've always been afraid to attempt meringue but this was really easy and perfect. Lush dense glossy meringue that's holding its shape very well. Lovely! Read More
(3)
Advertisement