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Homemade Meringue

Whipped toppings are a shortcut method to replace whipping cream, which can be expensive and tricky to do correctly. Fair enough, but what about meringue? It always looks so fancy.

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Surprisingly meringue is easy to make. Even better, a baked meringue travels well, unlike soft whipped topping. Meringue often requires the whites of the eggs that were used in the recipe, so there is no waste.
The pie shown called for three egg yolks, and I made the meringue with the three whites.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: Enough for 1 pie

Ingredients:

  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 6 Tbsp powdered sugar

Steps:

  1. Mix egg whites with salt, then turn up speed on mixer and and beat until whites are stiff and glossy, adding sugar a little at a time. This should be done when pie is set and just needs to be browned. Don't make it early or it will collapse.
  2. Remove pie and turn up oven temperature to 400* F.
  3. Cover entire top gently with meringue. Use a spatula to "spike" the top giving it the traditional peaked appearance.
  4. Put the pie back in the oven and brown. This will take just a few minutes so watch very carefully! The meringue will brown at the same time as the bottom of your pie. The picture shows how it looks when it is done.
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This meringue is easy to make and it never fails me.

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December 16, 2009

Combine the first 2 Tbsp. sugar, cornstarch and water blending well. Cook over medium heat until thick and clear. Cool completely and set aside.

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Beat 3 egg whites until fairly stiff. Fold in 1/2 small jar marshmallow cream. Will hold it's shape and not tear when cut.

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Mix together cornstarch and cold water. Add to one-half cup boiling water. Cook over low heat until it thickens. Set aside to cool.

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December 18, 2004

Eggs whites whip into meringue best if the eggs are slightly older and at room temperature before you beat them. By Linda

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February 2, 2010

Does anyone out there have trouble making meringue except me? I finally asked a friend at church what I was doing wrong.

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