Meringue is an alternative to crust for topping a pie. It covers the pie filling in the same manner as the top crust of a pie and it adds its own flavor to the pie. Use the instruction below for applying and browning a meringue topping.
- Spread the meringue over the top of hot pie filling, making sure it is spread so that it is touching the crust around all the edges.
- With the back of the spoon, swirl the meringue and pull up to form decorative peaks in the meringue.
- Bake the meringue at 350° F for approximately 15 minutes or until it is lightly browned. Watch carefully so that it does not brown too quickly.
See Decorative Toppings
for step-by-step instructions on how to make a meringue topping for your pie.