Meringue I Recipe
- 2 tablespoons white sugar
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1/2 cup water
- 3 egg whites
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 5 tablespoons white sugar
step 1: Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (225 degrees C).
step 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.
step 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.
step 4: Continue to beat egg white mixture while slowly pouring in cornstarch syrup. Beat until stiff peaks form.
step 5: Spread meringue on top of pie, or pipe desired shapes onto parchment-lined baking sheet using a large pastry tip.
step 6: Bake in preheated oven for 12 minutes or until golden brown.