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Ingredients

2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/2 cup water
3 egg whites
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
6 tablespoons sugar

Instructions

Mix 2 tablespoons sugar with cornstarch and add water. Stir. Cook until clear and then cool. Set aside.

Beat egg whites with salt and vanilla until thick. Add 6 tablespoons sugar and beat well. Add cornstarch mixture and again beat well.

Place meringue on top of pie and bake at 350 degrees until meringue is golden brown.

Doris Pells
Rock Island



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