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🥚 Italian Meringue

Italian Meringue

🍽 Serves ⏲ Total Time
9-in pie 30 minutes

🧂 Ingredients

  • 💧 0.5 cup water
  • 🍚 0.25 tsp cream of tartar
  • 🍬 1 cup sugar
  • 🥚 3 egg whites

📝 Instructions


This classic Italian meringue does not require baking, because the egg whites are already cooked by the hot syrup. You may want to brown it lightly in a 350° oven. This meringue is not so stiff as Swiss or French.

Step 1

Heat in a heavy pan and stir until dissolved 1/2 cup water, 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar, and 1 cup sugar.

Step 2

When the syrup is boiling cover and cook about 3 minutes or until the steam has washed down any crystals that may have formed on the sides of the pan. Uncover and cook without stirring to 238° to 240°. Pour the syrup very gradually onto 3 well-beaten egg whites beating constantly, until this frosting meringue is cool and ready to be spread on the pie filling or pudding.

🔗 Source

  • Joy of Cooking