Ultimate Meringue Recipe

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How do you make a never-ever-fail meringue recipe?

Blend cornstarch and cold water in a saucepan. Add boiling water, and cook until thick and clear. Cool completely. Beat egg whites till foamy. Gradually beat in sugar, beating until stiff and glossy. Add salt and vanilla, and slowly beat in cold cornstarch mixture. Beat quickly for several minutes. Spread meringue on filled, cooled 9-inch pie.

What ingredients are needed for an all-purpose meringue recipe?

Egg whites beaten with cream of tartar, then sugar until those famous stiff peaks form...golly, that's good meringue! A nice, basic recipe. In large bowl, beat egg whites and cream of tartar with electric mixer until foamy. Gradually add sugar, beating until mixture forms stiff peaks.

What is the best temperature to bake meringue?

Bake the meringues at 225 F for 1 hour, then leave the oven door open for 2 hours for them to further dry out. Serve and enjoy.

Is it better to make meringue in a plastic or metal bowl?

Make your meringue in a clean, dry bowl made of glass, ceramic, stainless steel, or copper. Plastic is generally not recommended because it can hold traces of oil, which might affect how your meringue turns out (more about that below).

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