How to Bake Meringues

These meringues are a lite and delicious treat.

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How to Bake Meringues Recipe
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1
Preheat the oven to 250F degrees

Preheat the oven to 250F degrees

2
Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper

Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper

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3
Separate egg whites from four large eggs

Separate egg whites from four large eggs

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Add a pinch of salt to the egg whites

Add a pinch of salt to the egg whites

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In the bowl of an electric mixer with the whisk attachment, whisk on medium speed until the eggs are very white and just beginning to hold their shape

In the bowl of an electric mixer with the whisk attachment, whisk on medium speed until the eggs are very white and just beginning to hold their shape

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Whip in a half cup of the sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time. Continue to whip the whites until they are stiff but not dry.

Whip in a half cup of the sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time. Continue to whip the whites until they are stiff but not dry.

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Remove the bowl from the mixer and use a large rubber spatula to fold in the remaining half cup sugar

Remove the bowl from the mixer and use a large rubber spatula to fold in the remaining half cup sugar

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If you want to add a filling into your meringue fold it in now. In this case I'm going to add crystallized ginger (about 1 cup, cut into a 1/4 inch dice)

If you want to add a filling into your meringue fold it in now. In this case I'm going to add crystallized ginger (about 1 cup, cut into a 1/4 inch dice)

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Use a teaspoon to form irregular mounds about an inch apart on the pan

Use a teaspoon to form irregular mounds about an inch apart on the pan

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Bake the meringues for about 45 minutes until they are crisp, but still slightly moist on the inside

Bake the meringues for about 45 minutes until they are crisp, but still slightly moist on the inside

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The Meringues will be slightly browned when done. Take them out and let them cool in the pan. Enjoy!

The Meringues will be slightly browned when done. Take them out and let them cool in the pan. Enjoy!

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