Unbaked Meringue Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Unbaked Meringue Recipe
  • READY IN 15 mins

Unbaked Meringue

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"You cook this one on the stovetop, resulting in a creamy, fluffy meringue that is more stable than the standard method."

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Original recipe makes 1 pie topping Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    5 mins

    15 mins


  1. In a small saucepan, combine sugar, corn syrup, water, cream of tartar, and salt. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil and sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, beat egg whites until foamy. With mixer on medium speed, slowly pour the hot syrup mixture over the egg whites. Turn mixer to high speed and beat until stiff peaks form. Spread over top of pie, covering filling completely. May brown meringue in oven if you desire.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 25, 2011

It is so funny to me that people rate a perfect recipe unfairly becaue they tried to "bake" a recipe that says UNBAKED meringue!!! It is perfect, just what I needed Saundra!! FYI the other meringue recipe by Saundra called Meringue II on this site is the best ever for baking :)

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 12, 2006

The meringue was beautiful until it was baked. I would not bake this meringue because it weeped so badly that the pie crust was soaked.


25 Ratings

Jan 01, 2005

Always used the egg whites beaten and then add in sugar. Sometimes it would turn out great, sometimes not. Tried this recipe and WOW! I have put it in my book of "must have time savers!" I would get frustrated with the "old" method, but this recipe was SO easy, the flavor was the same as the "old" method and the peaks I got? WOW!! Look out Rockie Mountains!! FYI, this recipe made more than enough meringue to cover 6 of the mini-crusts made by Keebler; imagine it would easily cover (1) 8 or 9-inch pie.

Jul 26, 2011

I've never made meringue before, so I wanted something that seemed foolproof. Since my pie did not need baking, I heeded the comments of the others and did not bake this meringue. It turned out wonderfully delicious with fairly good peaks (I think I merely failed to beat it long enough, but I will beat them longer next time). It was absolutely delicious (and wonderfully easy)!!

Apr 29, 2012

I will admit this is delicious, but not a substitute for regular meringue. It is very sweet and more like marshmallow fluff than meringue.

Apr 22, 2012

Just made this to top a chocolate cream pie. My first all home made pie. Made a crust from here, which came out amazingly light and flakey, made chocolate filling from here, came out wonderfully smooth and yummy. And this meringue to top it off. It came out fluffy but firm and just sweet enough to compliment the chocolate. Thank you! PS - if it isn't peaking, keep whipping, it'll get there!

Jul 06, 2011

I made this just as the recipe suggested because I was making a NO BAKE Key Lime Pie & wanted a NO BAKE MERINGUE. It worked great & looked good! Can't wait to taste it on the pie, but the beaters tased super! Thanks!

Apr 22, 2011

Just made this meringue to top my lemon pies after TWO failed prior attempts. Love, love, love it! It was easy, fast, and turned out lovely, shiney, nice peaks and it's not too sweet. I even browned it after for color, this will be my go to recipe for meringue from now on!


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  • Calories
  • 57 kcal
  • 3%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 14.2 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0 g
  • 0%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.9 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 69 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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