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  Does anyone have any tips for making good meringues? I've never made them before and I heard that they can be difficult.
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Hints for meringue

posted at 12/31/2012 6:00 PM EST
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 Does anyone have any tips for making good meringues? I've never made them before and I heard that they can be difficult.

Re: Hints for meringue

posted at 12/31/2012 10:45 PM EST
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I know they can be hard to make, especially if it's damp.   The most important thing I have found is getting the egg whites stiff enough so they aren't runny.  Parchment paper helps, or greased foil,  to keep them from sticking(and breaking while trying to get them off the pan).

I'm sure there will be more hints to come from our friends.

Happy New Year!

Re: Hints for meringue

posted at 1/1/2013 10:18 AM EST
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 Thank you for the post H.M. I take it that these aren't good to bake when the weather is damp. I might have to wait until late Spring!

Re: Hints for meringue

posted at 1/1/2013 1:08 PM EST
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In Response to Re: Hints for meringue:
 Thank you for the post H.M. I take it that these aren't good to bake when the weather is damp. I might have to wait until late Spring!
Posted by vicki s


Most houses are pretty well controlled as far as humidity goes.  If you are making them to use right away, or in the next day I would think there would not be a problem.  It is in the storage that they pick up moisture so if you have an airtight container you should be good to go.
I think most instructions have you bake then allow them to stay in the oven to complete drying.

I hope you are not talking about a Meringue Pie....they are forever confounding me.  No matter what I do they weep on me.

Re: Hints for meringue

posted at 1/1/2013 5:40 PM EST
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I love meringue topping on pies, and make it occasionally. Mine always weep. I think my family thinks that's the way it's supposed to be. LOL

Re: Hints for meringue

posted at 1/1/2013 7:32 PM EST
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I guess with a pie that has a Meringue top if it weeps it is just an excuse to eat the whole pie in a day or two so it does not get all gloppy.

Re: Hints for meringue

posted at 1/2/2013 10:54 AM EST
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 My grandma used to make me lemon meringue pie when I went to visit her in the summers. Since I was grade school young I thought that she put those honey droplets on top for me! It hasn't rained for a few days so I think i'll make meringues today. Vanilla for me (love vanilla) and chocolate for my daughter.

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