I was asked to bring a dessert to a potluck this week and decided to bring my husband’s grandmother’s recipe for Angel Pie.Angel Pie When I first met Alma she served me this pie and I thought it was amazing. When my husband and I got married my mother-in-law included this recipe in a collection of family recipes she gave me. I’ve been making this pie for almost 40 years! It’s easy to make and always a big hit. Since I am now getting ripe strawberries from our garden I decided to serve the Angel Pie with fresh strawberries. It’s been a while since I’ve made this pie, but it was a big hit.Angel Pie

Angel Pie


¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp cream of tartar
4 egg whites
1 cup sugar
½ tsp vanilla
½ pint heavy cream


Combine the salt and cream of tartar to the egg whites. Beat the egg whites until stiff. Beat in the sugar, adding just a spoonful at a time. Beat in the vanilla. Spread the mixture in a well-buttered 9” pie plate. Spread the mixture a little higher around the edges to create a rim. Bake for one hour at 275, or until the meringue is dry and firm to the touch but not browned. Let cool in the oven.Angel Pie

While the Angle Pie is cooking whip the heavy cream. When the pie is cool spread with the whipped cream.

I cored some strawberries and cut them in half to serve with the pie. Once you have a bite of this delicious Angel Pie you will understand the name! So light and delicious!Angel Pie

I love serving recipes that have been in the family for generations. Alma, my husband’s grandmother was such a good cook that after she passed away we made a cookbook of her recipes. It has been shared with many family members and is well loved in our kitchen! It’s always a good sign when everyone cleans their plate!Angel Pie

Do you have a favorite family recipe?

27 comments on “Angel Pie – light and delicious

Christine Morton on June 30, 2017 2:18 pm

Hi Nancy,
Thanks for the recipe! What a delicious pie. Too bad Alma’s cookbook is not for sale. I would love a copy.

Nancy Wolff on July 2, 2017 8:30 pm

Christine,I wish I had an extra copy for you!!

Linda on June 30, 2017 11:30 pm

I had a neighbor many years ago who made an angel pie. Her’s had a chocolate cream filling. Her crust is the same recipe as yours. I checked it out. I had forgotten about this. Beautiful!! Thanks for the memory.

Wishes for tasty dishes,

Nancy Wolff on July 2, 2017 8:29 pm

I’m going to have to try this pie using a chocolate filling! Sounds yummy!

Rebecca on July 2, 2017 8:44 am

This looks delicious! Similar to a pavlova which is very popular in Australia and New Zealand 🙂

Gentle Joy Homemaker on July 3, 2017 2:00 pm

I have never heard of this, but it looks wonderful! 🙂

Nancy Wolff on July 3, 2017 6:40 pm

Gentle Joy,
It’s heavenly! 🙂

Jenna on July 3, 2017 6:16 pm

YUM – that looks like such a simple recipe! I want to give this a try asap 🙂 Thanks for sharing!
-Jenna <3
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Mary on July 3, 2017 9:24 pm

Thanks so much for sharing your family recipe with all of us at Weekend Potluck, Nancy! This pie looks and sounds wonderful. We hope you stop by to share more recipes this Friday! Have a fun and safe 4th of July!

Nancy Wolff on July 4, 2017 1:22 am

You’re welcome Mary! Have a wonderful Independence Day too!

Amy on July 4, 2017 6:47 pm

Oh my goodness, this looks amazing. I can’t wait to try it!

Nancy Wolff on July 5, 2017 12:52 pm

It’s a winner!

Karren Haller on July 4, 2017 7:41 pm

I can sure see why there is an empty plate, looks delicious!!
Thanks for sharing on #OMHGWW this week!
Happy 4th of July!! 🙂

Nancy Wolff on July 5, 2017 12:52 pm

Hope you had a wonderful 4th and have a chance to make this pie sometime!

Chet Hathaway on July 4, 2017 10:11 pm

Meredith made the Angel Pie for our pot luck 4th at the clubhouse here in Dell lake village.
We sliced the strawberries and laid them around the outside on the cream and a circle of nice fat blueberries in a ring inside of the strawberries…..thus….red….blue and white.
Only mistake Chet made was…in writing out the recipe Chet forgot to put in the buttering of the pie plate.
By the time I got to the dessert table there was only some pieces left, stuck tight to the glass pie plate, a bit of cream and maybe a half tablespoon of strawberry.
Everyone raved about the pie.
Thank you for putting it up. God Bless youall…..Chet.

Nancy Wolff on July 5, 2017 12:49 pm

Works better when the pie tin is buttered! 🙂 However it tastes good no matter what!

Akaleistar on July 4, 2017 11:23 pm

That pie looks so good!

Jess on July 5, 2017 3:37 pm

This sounds so tasty!

I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

Donna @ Modern on Monticello on July 5, 2017 8:54 pm

I love the name of this pie and I’m sure it is absolutely delicious. Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty

Nancy Wolff on July 6, 2017 1:07 am

It is heavenly delicious! 🙂

Chris on July 5, 2017 11:26 pm

I love the idea of a neutral version to dress up how you like. I semi-regularly make a lemon version and have made a key-lime version for my brother-in-law. For some reason, the guys in our family don’t like pie crust, so this is a family favorite. 🙂

Nancy Wolff on July 6, 2017 1:07 am

This pie has been a family favorite in my husband’s family for years! Just the meringue with whipped cream! 🙂

Leslie on July 6, 2017 3:16 am

Mmmm! I love meringues and this is a great way to change up the traditional shortcake. Thanks so much for sharing at the #happynowlinkup!

Miz Helen on July 8, 2017 1:46 pm

Your Angel Pie looks amazing! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday, it is great to see you here.
Miz Helen

Jen on July 8, 2017 8:56 pm

Oh my goodness this looks sooo good! Pinned this one right now and totally have plans to make it 🙂 #happynowlinkup

Megan on July 9, 2017 1:09 am

I can see why the plate is empty, since that looks worthy of being gobbled up in seconds! #MM

Michelle on July 9, 2017 2:13 am

I’ve never heard of “Angel Pie,” but it sounds delicious. I’d love to try that sometime. I also have strawberries from my garden that I could serve with it. Yummy!

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