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Meringue Topping

This meringue topping makes a great addition to many desserts.

  • yield: Makes enough for one 9-inch pie

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Ingredients

  • 6 large egg whites
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • Pinch of cream tartar

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Place egg whites, sugar, and cream of tartar in the bowl of an electric mixer. Set over a pan of simmering water and whisk until mixture is warm and sugar has dissolved.

  2. Step 2

    Attach bowl to mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Starting on low speed and gradually increasing to high, beat until stiff, glossy peaks form, about 5 minutes.

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