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Never Fail Meringue


This makes a tender meringue, and it will not weep!


  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 3 egg whites
  • 6 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Mix cornstarch and water. Stir into boiling water. Cook until thick and clear.
  2. Let cool completely.
  3. Beat egg whites; gradually beat in sugar, salt and vanilla extract. Beat into cooled, cooked mixture; continue beating until mixture stands in peaks.
  4. Spread on pie.
  5. Brown in preheated 375 degree F oven.


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