Pink Grapefruit Meringue Pie
Tip: No candy thermometer? Some instant-read thermometers, such as Thermapen, can register higher temperatures required for candy-making. In the meringue here, we cook the sugar mixture to 240 degrees F, also known as "soft-ball stage." Test it without a thermometer by dropping a small ball of the sugar mixture into a glass of cold water. If the mixture forms a ball that holds its shape but gives slightly when squeezed, it is ready to add to the egg whites.
Equipment: 9-inch pie pan (not deep-dish), parchment paper, pie weights, candy thermometer