Recently, I was in my local independent bookstore (Blue Willow Books in west Houston) and I spotted a book dedicated to vintage pies.
Meringue topping is popular in Texas, but usually on coconut, chocolate, lemon, or banana cream fillings. Here are three of the odder meringue pies I've seen. The Jelly Pie is probably a product of the rationing during WWII.
Mint Ice Cream Meringue Pie
|Mint Meringue Ice Cream Pie|
Cranberry Meringue Pie
|Cranberry Meringue Pie|
Jelly Meringue Pie
3/4 cup of red currant jelly. Make a single pastry crust and fill with jelly filling. Bake 450F for 10, then decrease to 350F and bake an additional 20 minutes. Beat 3 egg whites with 6 Tbsp powdered sugar and top the pie with the merigue. Bake for an additional 15 minutes at 350F.