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Powdered Sugar Meringue

Yield meringue for one 9-inch pie

Ingredients

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

How to Make It

  1. 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.

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

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