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Cherry Meringue Pie Recipe
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Cherry Meringue Pie Recipe

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My mother always made cherry pie with a meringue topping— and I think her mother did, too. It's a nice way to finish off a holiday dinner or everyday meal.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 6 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 pastry shell (9 inches), baked
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 258 calories, 9 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 5 mg cholesterol, 134 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a small saucepan, heat pie filling on low. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, beat egg whites and cream of tartar on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, on high until stiff glossy peaks form.
  2. Remove pie filling from the heat; stir in extract. Pour into pastry shell. Spread meringue over hot filling, sealing edges to crust. Sprinkle with walnuts.
  3. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes or until meringue is golden brown. Cool on a wire rack for 1 hour. Chill for at least 3 hours before serving. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Cherry Meringue Pie in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2002, p28

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 258 calories, 9 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 5 mg cholesterol, 134 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

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Reviewed Oct. 19, 2011

"Shockingly delicious and so simple. We will be having this again."

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Reviewed Jan. 22, 2010

"A cherry pie different from all the ones I've ever had - it is delicious. But I almost feel guilty to serve it because it's so easy!"

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