You will need a mixer for making this.
3 egg whites
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
6 Tablespoons sugar
In a large mixing bowl combine the room temperature egg whites, vanilla extract, and cream of tartar.
Beat with a mixer on medium speed about a minute until soft peaks form.
Add the sugar a tablespoon at a time, beating on high.
Beat for about 4-5 minutes until stiff peaks form.
Spread over hot pie filling and seal to edge of pastry.
Swirl the top to make it really pretty.
Bake in a 350 degree Fahrenheit oven for 15 minutes.
The meringue will be lightly browned.