Swiss Meringue

May 14, 2015

Author Notes:

Use this cooked meringue to top cakes, pies, or use it as the base for swiss meringue buttercream.

Yossy Arefi

Makes: about 5 cups


  • 5 large egg whites
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
In This Recipe


  1. Whisk the egg whites and sugar together in the bowl of a stand mixer. Place the bowl of the stand mixer over a double boiler and cook, stirring occasionally, until the egg whites are very warm to the touch and the sugar has dissolved.
  2. Whip the egg whites on medium-high until stiff peaks form. Add in the salt and vanilla extract and whip to combine well. Cool slightly before using.

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