The Basics: Pie Meringue

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The Technique

How To Make Meringue Topping For Pies

Mile high meringue is just plain good news. The sweet, light texture compliments a variety of our favorite desserts. In the case of lemon meringue pie, you can count on its’ airy ways to bridge the sharp flavor contrast between the citrus & the sweetness of a beautiful crowning jewel as well as bridge two distinct textures flawlessly. If you keep a few pointers in mind, you’ll be the most popular guest at up & coming summer soirees.

The Secrets To A Stunning Meringue

First & foremost, allow the egg whites to stand at room temperature for at least 30 minutes before whipping. The eggs will need some volume before adding the sugar so don’t be tempted to pour it in too soon or the mixture will become soupy. Billowy is perfect. The sugar should be completely dissolved before using. Rub a touch of the mixture between your thumb & forefinger to test it. If it’s gritty, whip a little longer. When spreading the meringue over the pie or dessert, be certain it hugs the dish edges otherwise it may shrink during baking. Follow my additional tips below & get ready to hone your skills on a topping that’s ideal for all of your favorite backyard barbecue desserts. 

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How To Make Meringue Topping For Pies

A billowy, impressive meringue topped dessert can be yours with a few valuable tips. In addition to the technique, be certain there is no fat present when whipping egg whites as you will not get the desired volume. This includes the separating step from the egg yolk as well as the bowl & utensils used to prepare them. Quickly inspect the kitchen tools before using. For additional pointers, look to The Basics: Eggs

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makes enough for 1 {9 to 10-inch} pie or dessert

 Although it isn’t vital for quality results, 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar per egg white can be added at the beginning of the process to provide additional stability.

4 egg whites, at room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar

Beat the egg whites with an electric hand mixer on High until soft peaks begin to form. Gradually add 1/2 cup sugar & continue to beat on High until stiff, glossy peaks form. Spread the meringue mixture over the pie or dessert to the dish edges to seal. Swirl & lift the meringue over the surface with the back of a spoon for pretty peaks. Bake as directed according to the recipe instructions for the dessert it will be used. Generally, a bake temperature & time of 375 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes will suffice.

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