• 8 large egg whites
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. In a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water, place the egg whites, sugar and cream of tartar.
  2. Whisk constantly until sugar is dissolved and egg whites are warm, about 5 minutes.
  3. Whip mixture with the whisk attachment of a stand mixer until the mixture is lofty, glossy and holds stiff peaks.
  4. Add vanilla, mix well and dollop mixture all over the top of the pie, aiming for about 6 inches of height.
  5. Brulee the meringue with a torch. Serve pie immediately at room temperature.