Christmas Peppermint Pie

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  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 (9-inch) baked pie shell
  • 1 quart pink peppermint ice cream
  • 1 bottle fudge topping
  • Crushed peppermint candy


  1. Heat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Beat egg whites until frothy. Sprinkle with cream of tartar. Beat until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar, beating until stiff but not dry.
  3. Sift cocoa evenly over meringue. Carefully fold in cocoa with flexible spatula. Spread evenly in pie shell, spreading up to the fluted edge.
  4. Bake for 25 minutes. Meringue will be soft.
  5. Cool thoroughly.
  6. Just before serving, fill with ice cream, top with fudge topping and peppermint candy if desired.