Chess Meringue Pie

Oxmoor House
one 9-inch pie


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1 egg
3 eggs, separated
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon cornmeal
1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon vinegar
1 unbaked (9-inch) pastry shell
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar


Combine 1 egg and 3 egg yolks in a medium mixing bowl; beat slightly. Combine 1 cup sugar, brown sugar, flour, and cornmeal, mixing well; add to egg mixture, mixing until smooth. Add butter, milk, vanilla, and vinegar; mix well. Pour filling into pastry shell. Bake at 400° for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 325°, and continue baking 45 minutes.

Beat egg whites (at room temperature) until foamy; add cream of tartar, beating slightly. Gradually add remaining sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating until stiff peaks form and sugar dissolves. Spread meringue over hot filling, sealing to edge of pastry. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes or until meringue is golden brown.

Created date

February 2010