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Cherry Meringue Pie

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

Ingredients

  • 1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling
  • 3 large 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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  • TexasCookie
    Oct 19, 2011

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

  • FriedaG
    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!