Amish Never-Fail Meringue Recipe Won't Let You (or the Pie) Down by 30Seconds Food

Amish Never-Fail Meringue Recipe Won't Let You (or the Pie) Down

Do you never have success making meringue for pies or other desserts? This no-fail meringue recipe is from an Amish cookbook and it "cuts beautifully and never gets sticky." We like the sound of that, as will many novice and experienced bakers! We're fairly confident that the Amish know how to bake, so have no doubt this meringue will be your go-to recipe when baking.

This is what you'll need to make this never-fail gluten-free Amish meringue recipe: cornstarch, cold water, boiling water, egg whites, granulated sugar, vanilla and a pinch of salt. First mix together the cornstarch and cold water in a pot on the stovetop. Add the boiling water and cook until clear and thickened. Turn off the heat and cool the mixture completely. While it cools, beat the egg whites until foamy (the Amish do this by hand, but you can use an electric mixer). Gradually add the sugar, salt and vanilla. The last step is to drizzle in the cooled cornstarch mixture and beat well.

Use this low-sodium meringue recipe on any pie or dessert recipe that requires a meringue topping.

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes 
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Servings: 8 (enough for 1 pie)


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Recipe Notes

  • This recipe makes enough for one pie.
  • You could whisk this meringue together by hand like the Amish do, but an electric mixer makes the job so much easier.

Here's how to make it:

  1. Whisk together the cornstarch and cold water in a saucepan. Add the boiling water and cook, stirring, until clear and thickened. Remove from the heat and cool completely.  
  2. Beat the egg whites until foamy with an electric mixer (or whisk by hand). Gradually add in the sugar and beat until stiff. Add the salt and vanilla. 
  3. Slowly starting beating in the cooled cornstarch mixture. Beat well. 

Here's how to use it: 

  • Spread the meringue over your cooled pie filling. 
  • Bake at 350 degrees F for about 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 46

Total Fat: 0g

Saturated Fat: 0g

Cholesterol: 0mg

Sodium: 13mg

Total Carbohydrate: 10.1g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Total Sugars: 9.2g

Protein: 1.4g

Vitamin D: 0mcg

Calcium: 1mg

Iron: 0mg

Potassium: 21mg

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Donna John
My meringue always weeps and gets what looks like brown drops all over the top. Definitely using this recipe this Thanksgiving for my lemon meringue pie.
Elisa Schmitz
Interesting, I will definitely try this! #yum
I love lemon meringue so much...

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