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Basic meringue

When most people think of Easter, the first thing that comes to mind is brightly colored eggs. For me, it's meringues--beautiful, light, billowy meringue pies. They can be lemon, lime, chocolate, banana, rhubarb or graham cracker cream underneath, but there ... Read more

Total time: 15 minutes | Makes enough meringue for 1 (9-inch) pie
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 cup sugar

Step 1Combine egg whites and cream of tartar in mixing bowl. Beat until foamy, about 30 seconds. Continue beating on medium-high speed until egg whites form soft peaks, about 30 seconds. Gradually beat in sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time. Continue beating until stiff peaks form and meringue has a glossy look and sugar is dissolved, 3 to 4 minutes.

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