1 Baked Pie Shell (can be Graham cracker) 4 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch 3/4 cup sugar 1 1/2 cup boiling water 1/2 teaspoon salt 3 egg whites 3 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 cup cream, whipped & sweetened OR 4 ounces whipped topping Semi-sweet chocolate; curled or grated chopped nuts
Beat egg whites & salt until stiff. Add 3 Tbsp. sugar & the vanilla; beat until creamy.
In a 1-quart glass measure heat water in micro-wave, 2 minutes. Blend together cornstarch and 3/4 cup sugar; gradually stir into hot water. Heat in microwave another 1 1/2 to 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until thickened.
Pour slowly over egg whites, beating as you pour. Cool slightly; then fill crust. Chill at least 2 hours.
Cover with whipped cream, then sprinkle with chocolate and nuts.