Meringue Tart (Pinch Pie)

Meringue Tart (Pinch Pie)

This sure-fine hit dessert is so good, it’s been passed on from one generation to the next. I’m sure your guests will go home happy, alive and replete. I got the recipe from my step-great-grandma who got it from a “Joy of Cooking” cookbook. I hope you and your guests love this dessert as much as I do.


1 tsp. vanilla

1 tsp. vinegar

1 tsp. water

3 egg whites

1 cup of sugar, sifted

1/2 tsp. baking powder

1/8 tsp. salt

Sweetened fresh or stewed fruit

Lightly sweetened and flavored whipped cream


1. Heat oven on low at 275 degrees farenheit.

2. Combine vanilla, vinegar and water together in a small bowl.

3. Whip the egg whites, baking powder and salt together in medium sized bowl until stiff.

4. Add the sugar very slowly, 1/2 tsp. at a time, alternately with a few drops of the combined liquids. Beat constantly.

5. When all the ingredients have been added continue to beat the meringue for several minutes.

6. Heap it up onto a lightly greased platter or dish from which it is to be served. Shape the meringue like a pie or tart with a heavy edge, using a spatula or a knife.

7. Bake for 1 hour or more.

8. When ready to serve, fill the center with fruit and top it with whipped cream


January 28, 2012. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Pie.

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