This recipe makes a sensational stiff and glossy meringue that is baked in a pie shell. It can be filled with pudding, custard, ice cream or fresh fruit. Try spreading the meringue with melted chocolate and pile with whipped cream and fresh strawberries.
INGREDIENTS (for 8 servings):
- 2 egg whites
- 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup white sugar
In a large bowl, beat egg whites, cream of tartar, and salt until soft peaks form. Add vanilla, and slowly beat in sugar until very stiff and glossy. Spread mixture into a 9 inch pie plate to form a shell.
Bake at 300 degrees F (150 degrees C) for 50 minutes. Turn oven off, and leave meringue in oven for 1 hour. Cool.