Easy Meringue Recipe with tips to make it perfect and fluffy every time! This favorite recipe makes the best meringue for topping pies, puddings and more.

Meringue Recipe | Add a Pinch

This meringue recipe makes me happy. Seriously. It also brings back so many memories of watching my Mama and Grandmothers making meringue to top their pies or chocolate pudding. I love that!

A smooth, glossy fluff of meringue on top a dessert immediately grabs my attention. I can’t wait to dig into a scoop of banana pudding or a favorite pie just for the feel of the airy topping melting in my mouth just as soon as it touches it.

But you know, meringue is really one of the easiest things in the world to make if you just know a few tricks when preparing.

Meringue Recipe Tips

1. Separate your eggs while they are cold and then allow them to come to room temperature for the fluffiest meringue.

2. Always make sure the bowl you are using to make your meringue is scrupulously clean. Wash it and then wash it again just to be certain if you have to.

3. Take care not to over whip your meringue. It should have a smooth and glossy look.

4. Use cream of tartar to help stabilize the meringue to hold its form.

5. Place meringue about 4 inches under the heat and bake for about 10 minutes, just until the peaks have turned golden brown.

 Here’s my family’s meringue recipe. I think you’ll love it.

Meringue Recipe

5 from 88 votes
An easy Meringue Recipe filled with tips for that perfect, fluffy, meringue to top all sorts of pie recipes, puddings, and other treats. Get this perfect meringue recipe you are sure to love.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8


  • 4 (140 g) large egg whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon (0.75 g) cream of tartar
  • 1/4 cup (50 g) sugar


  • Remove eggs from the refrigerator and separate, as they will separate best cold.
  • Allow egg whites to reach room temperature to allow them to whip to their fullest.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Pour eggs whites into a spotlessly-clean bowl.
  • Whip the egg whites until they are glossy and smooth, then add the cream of tartar to help the egg whites hold their form.
  • Slowly add the sugar to the egg whites about a tablespoon at a time, beating after each addition until the sugar is incorporated. Continue beating until stiff peaks form.
  • Spread meringue on top of pre-baked or no-bake dessert, place about 4 inches under the heat and bake for about 10 minutes, until golden.


Calories: 32kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 0.04g | Sodium: 25mg | Potassium: 40mg | Sugar: 6g | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 0.02mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Robyn xo

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Recipe Review


  1. Excellent recipe! Used it to make my Dad his favourite, lemon meringue pie. Tasted just like what my Grandma and great aunt used to make for him. Thank you so much for sharing.

    1. I love that this meringue tasted like your Grandmother and great aunt’s meringue, Carolyn. I’m so glad your dad got to enjoy his lemon meringue pie.

    1. I love that your first time making meringue turned out so perfectly with this recipe, Slobby! Thanks for letting me know.

  2. 5 stars
    I haven’t tried a meringue before… thought it was super difficult, but this is the best recipe and my first ever meringue came out so picture perfect! Thank you

  3. 5 stars
    This worked perfectly! just like Mama made! My family was just as happy as I was that it turned out so well.

  4. my mom was famous for her meringue surprises! She added mini chocolate chips and made them a small cookie size! Delicious!

    1. 5 stars
      This was first time I ever made meringue and I am only 12 I bake a lot so thank you so much

    2. Helena, I hope you can find many recipes here that you will love to make. I’m impressed that you are only 12 and are already baking so much. Thank you for letting me know.