Chocolate Meringue Pie~How to Make Meringue

One of our favorite Holiday desserts, is Chocolate Meringue Pie. We all love it and it’s always gone before anything else.

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I’m not really sure why I only make it for special Holidays or occasions, because it’s not really that difficult. It does take a little time, but it’s well worth the time.

I usually make Chocolate filling, that’s what we like the most, but you can certainly use lemon, butterscotch or any other flavor your family likes. I use 1 large box of Chocolate pudding (cooking, not instant) and make my own crust.

Ingredients for Meringue:

  • 4 Large Eggs Whites, I use 4 eggs so that the meringue is tall and thick
  • 1 t. Vanilla
  • 1/2 t. Cream of Tartar
  • 1/2 c. Sugar


Because I wanted to show you step by step pictures, I’ve combined them so that the post isn’t too long.

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  1. Place eggs in bowl and let warm up to room temperature, this step is very important
  2. Seperate egg whites into bowl, let warm up a little more if needed
  3. Beat egg whites, vanilla and cream of tartar at medium speed…
  4. Until soft peaks form
  5. Gradually add sugar, beating after each addition on high speed, until stiff peaks form
  6. Begin spooning meringue at the edge of the pie, this seals the edge and helps prevent shrinkage 
  7. Fill in the middle
  8. Use a small spatula or the back of a spoon to form peaks

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Bake at 400 degrees for about 10 minutes, watching closely so the peaks won’t burn.

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Today is the last day of the Holiday Food Fest. I hope you all have enjoyed it as much as we have! A big Thank You to Amy from Simply Sugar & Gluten-Free for organizing the Food Fest.

FishMama over at Life As Mom is hosting the Food Fest and Ultimate Recipe Swap. And The Holly Bloggy Christmas Bash hosted by Simply Sweet Home has lots of great recipes for the Holidays.

This post also linked to:

~Foodie Friday hosted by Design by Gollum

~Food on Fridays hosted by Ann Kroeker

~Finer Things Friday hosted by The Finer Things in Life

~Holly Bloggy Christmas Bash hosted by Tidy Mom


  1. Allyson says:

    Mmmm yummy looking!
    .-= Allyson´s last blog ..We’re here! =-.

  2. Lauren says:

    Oh wow. This looks amazing! I’m a big fan of meringue pies, and this one looks heavenly =D.
    .-= Lauren´s last blog ..Daring Cooks: Salmon en Croute =-.

  3. Emily says:

    That’s the exact same recipe I use to make meringue and it turns out beautifully every time! Thanks for sharing with us!
    .-= Emily´s last blog ..Upside-Down Caramel Latte Bake =-.

  4. Ooh, I wouldn’t have thought to combine chocolate and meringue – it looks delicious!
    .-= Quasi Serendipita´s last blog ..Christmas Speculaas biscuits =-.

  5. TidyMom says:

    YUM!! I have a low cal version I posted a while back, but this certainly sounds delicious!!

    Hope you’ll join in tomorrow, I’m hosting Christmas Traditions and Memories for the Holly Bloggy Christmas Bash!!

    .-= TidyMom´s last blog ..Decorating Christmas Cookies {Butter Cookie Recipe} =-.

  6. This is my husband’s favorite pie, but I’ve never made it. Maybe I’ll try your recipe out for Christmas – thanks!
    .-= Almost Unschoolers´s last blog ..Christmas Traditions – Making Peanut Brittle for the Neighbors =-.

  7. Nutmeg Nanny says:

    Oh man this looks great! I love chocolate but topping with with meringue makes it all the better :)
    .-= Nutmeg Nanny´s last blog ..Chocolate Mint Cookies with Dark Chocolate & Mint Chips =-.

  8. Pat says:

    I LOVE chocolate pie! I have to say that I do make a killer one too ~ :-) I’ve not been successful with doing meringue…usually use whipped cream or Cool Whip…but I am going to try this. Your pie looks absolutely beautiful and delish. Thanks so much for sharing!
    .-= Pat´s last blog ..~ Hot Buttered Rum Cheesecake ~ =-.

  9. Jerri says:

    This is one of my all-time favorites! So yummy! Thanks for linking up at the Holly Bloggy!


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