Making Homemade Meringues

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Meringues are an easy to make, low fat confection. This is a page about making homemade meringues.
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This is the recipe for my mum's walnut meringues. I especially love how there is so little that goes in them, but they taste like a lot of work. I hope you give these a shot!

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Yield: 20-24 meringues

Ingredients:

  • 4 large egg whites
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 14 ounces walnuts, roughly chopped

Steps:

  1. Preheat oven to 220 F. Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Add the salt and lemon juice. Continue to beat.
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  3. Add the sugar, 1/3 at a time as not to weight down the whites. Keep beating until all of it is mixed in and creamy.
  4. Gently fold in the walnuts.
  5. Use two tablespoons to to drop mounds of the meringue onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  6. Bake meringues in preheated oven for 50 minutes, then drop temperature to 200 F for 10 minutes until crisp. If they're still a bit soft, let them bake a bit longer.
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December 3, 2005

I love to bake, but baking can be an expensive hobby. When I'm especially strapped, I make meringues. Meringues are a cheap (and VERY low fat) delicious treat. Only egg whites and confectioners sugar are needed. You can create any shape with them and you can spice them up by dipping them in melted chocolate once they are baked. It only costs about $2 to make 50 of these treats. Add another $2 or so if you use chocolate.

By Margaret from Wilmington, NC

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December 23, 2015

A wonderfully light, easy, low calorie Christmas treat to make.

Merry Meringues

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Recipe for Mint-Chip Meringues. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. In large bowl with electric mixer, beat egg whites, cream of tartar, and salt until foamy.

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Gradually add sugar, one tablespoon at a time, until stiff peaks form. . .

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October 18, 2011

Has anyone tried to cook meringues on Pampered Chef Stoneware? Was it successful?

By Sharon

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January 10, 2017

When the price of eggs becomes prohibitive, you might want to try this unique substitution for the egg whites. This page contains an egg-free meringues recipes.

Egg-Free Meringues

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January 31, 2020

Meringues are suprisingly easy to make in this recipe. Just combine egg whites with confectioner's sugar to bake these delicious little cookies right in the microwave.

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