Powdered Sugar Meringue



meringue for one 9-inch pie

Recipe from

Oxmoor House


3 egg whites
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sifted powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


Combine egg whites (at room temperature) and cream of tartar in a medium glass or metal mixing bowl; beat until foamy. Gradually add sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating until stiff peaks form and sugar dissolves. Beat in vanilla.

Spread meringue over hot pie filling, carefully sealing to edge of pastry. Bake as directed in each pie recipe.