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Vinegar Meringue Pie

My mom use to make vinegar pie and I would not try it for a long time. Finally I did give in and I was pleasantly surprised that the taste is reminiscent of lemon chess pie. Mom's custard was so creamy, it would melt in your mouth. I knew I needed to share this recipe. Of course I put my twist on it with the meringue on top giving it a lemon meringue pie look.

Vinegar pie is a creamy decadent pie that has an unexpected lemon flavor that is tart but sweet just like lemon chess or lemon meringue pie. Adding the light and fluffy meringue on top lightly toasted takes the flavor to the ultimate level. Don't knock it until you at least try it. You can use frozen deep dish pie crust or make your own pie crust. Deep dish gives the pie more depth for flavor.

Did You Know

Vinegar is a very versatile ingredient you can use when cooking. It adds a tangy, sour taste to salads, marinades, mayonnaise, ketchup and rubs. Vinegar is also used in pie crust to make the pie crust flaky. It also can change the texture of foods.

Ingredients Vinegar Meringue Pie

Vinegar Pie

3 large eggs

1 1/3 cup granulated sugar

3/4 cups evaporated milk

2 Tbsp white vinegar

1 tsp vanilla

8 Tbsp butter (1 stick)


2 egg whites

1 tsp white vinegar

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 cup granulated sugar

Let's Cook!

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F

  • In a mixing bowl, blend the sugar and soften butter. Add the eggs and stir until well blended.

  • Add in the vinegar and evaporated milk. Pour the pie custard into the pie crust and bake in the oven 40- 45 minutes or until the middle is solid. Stick a toothpick in the center and it comes out clean.

  • Add two egg whites to the mixing bowl and turn on the mixer to medium speed.

  • Add in vinegar and vanilla extract. Slowly add in the sugar and turn up the speed to high. Whip until the meringue has nice stiff peaks.

  • Remove the pie from the oven allow the pie to cool before adding the meringue. Turn the broiler on.

  • Smooth on the meringue to the top of the pie. Place the pie back into the oven to lightly toast the top of the pie.

Bon Appetit, ENJOY!

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Debra Johnson | Food Blogger
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