Meringue for lemon meringue pie


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About this recipe: This meringue is wonderful. It doesn't flatten and has a gorgeous vanilla flavour.


Serves: 8 

  • 100ml (4 fl oz) water
  • 2 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornflour
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 tablespoons caster sugar

Prep:15min  ›  Ready in:15min 

  1. In a small saucepan, combine water, 2 tablespoons sugar and cornflour. Cook over low heat until clear, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
  2. In a large glass or metal bowl, beat egg whites, cream of tartar and salt until mixture is foamy. Mix in vanilla, then gradually add the 6 tablespoons sugar, beating constantly until meringue forms soft peaks. Gradually pour in cornflour mixture, beating until stiff. Spread over top of pie and seal to the crust. Brown in oven.

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Reviews (2)


simple and easy with great results, blooming lovely. - 29 Sep 2013


I found this recipe easy to make and it tasted delicious - 17 Sep 2008

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