High Altitude Meringue for Pie

High Altitude Meringue for Pie

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"Many years ago when I moved to a high altitude area, I found that my meringues on my pies were flat and weepy, unlike those I had made at a lower altitude. I found this recipe, and I was back to making Lemon Meringue Pies again. It adds volume and is much more stable. Works great at any altitude."

Ingredients

15 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 46 cals
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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 46 kcal
  • 2%
  • Fat:
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 10.4g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 1.4 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 70 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a glass or ceramic bowl, stir together the cornstarch, sugar and salt. Mix in the water. Heat in the microwave until the mixture is thick and clear, about 2 minutes at full power. Set aside to cool slightly.
  2. Beat egg whites in a large glass or metal bowl until foamy. Gradually pour in the sugar mixture while continuing to whip the egg whites until thick and stiff enough to hold a peak. Cover pie filling completely with meringue, sealing to the edges. Bake as directed in the recipe, or in a preheated 450 degrees F (220 degrees C) oven until golden brown, 7 to 8 minutes.
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This meringue came out fabulous, and was so easy. After having the pie in the fridge overnight there was no weeping either. The taste was spot on! Thank you!

I just moved to high altitude and the first time I made meringue it was flat. I tried this recipe and it was fluffy and tasted very good. It held up beautifully when it was cut. I printed it ...

Wow! I have never been successful with meringues before this recipe. The meringue had a perfect consistency. Thanks!