Meringue II

Meringue II

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  • Prep

    15 m
  • Ready In

    20 m
SAUNDRA
Recipe by  SAUNDRA

“This meringue is wonderful. It doesn't get weepy, and has such a good vanilla flavor.”

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Ingredients

Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 1 pie topping

Directions

  1. In a small saucepan, combine water, 2 tablespoons sugar, and cornstarch. Cook over low heat until clear, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
  2. In a large glass or metal bowl, beat egg whites, cream of tartar, and salt until mixture is foamy. Mix in vanilla, then gradually add the 6 tablespoons sugar, beating constantly until meringue forms soft peaks. Gradually pour in cornstarch mixture, beating until stiff. Spread over top of pie and seal to the crust. Brown in oven if desired.

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Sarah
347

Sarah

Here are some things to know about meringue that will help you if you are unclear about some of the directions in this recipe. 1) Make sure you have completely seperated the yolk from the white... the slightest bit of yolk will break down you whites. 2) Make you your mixing bowl is 100% GREASE FREE!!! Very important! 3) Keep your eggwhites at ROOM TEMP before you beat. 4) Begin beating the egg whites slowly, increasing speed when they are frothy and beating until soft peaks just begin to form. Continue beating, slowly adding the sugar and then the cornstarch mixture. Beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form, this takes a little time. Egg whites are "STIFF" when the beaters leave ridges in the whites and they are glossy and hold a stiff peak when the beaters are lifted out. 5) It is VERY important to beat your eggwhites completely and not stop until you are ready to put on the pie. Meringue starts to deflate within 5 minutes of turning off the mixer. Hope this helps!!

Beth Wilson
135

Beth Wilson

If you try nothing else, you HAVE to try this recipe! One word: Awesome! For others, like myself, who are "dummies" at meringue making, I want to point out a few things about this recipe. First of all, it is super easy to make! The cornstarch mixutre (preparation), can be tricky! My mixture never did turn clear. I followed the directions to a T. After about 10 minutes, I gave up, and simply removed it from the heat, as directed. I did cook it on low, and although it never did get clear, it worked, beautifully! I would suggest this: Cook it on low, as directed, and if it never does go clear, remove it from the heat, after about 5 minutes. The recipe did not state what speed to put the beater on. I would suggest hi. As far as how long to actually beat the egg white mixture, that is tricky, too. NOT being familiar with meringue, I beat it on hi for ten minutes! It said to beat, until "stiff." One persons definition of stiff, may not be the same as someone elses! So, with that said, I would recommend beating it, maybe, 5 or 6 minutes. This made a delectible meringue! It was super easy to fix, and more than covered my pie! It peaked, beautifully, just as it should, and I took a picture of it!! I put it in the oven on 350 for 17 minutes, exactly! Meringue II, as the recipe is called, just doesn't get it! This recipe deserves a much better name, and an award! Try it, you'll love it! lamborghinigal@bellsouth.net

KAJ
63

KAJ

At last a meringue that does not weep!! I have tried so many different meringues that weren't supposed to weep and of course they always did. Tried using the extra fine sugar and it helped but did not prevent the weeping.This one truly does not weep and tastes excellent. Thank you for posting this Saundra. This is the one I will continue to use.

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (8 total)

  • Calories
  • 59 cal
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs
  • 13.6 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 1.4 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium
  • 70 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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