One of the most famous and easy-to-prepare desserts, meringue contains cheap and simple ingredients like powdered sugar and egg whites. This sweet treat has different kinds, which include the sweetened, the Italian meringue and the Swiss meringue. Some recipes for this dessert use special ingredients that act as binding agents like cornstarch or the cream of tartar. To enhance the taste of the treat, you can also add artificial flavors and fresh fruits in the ingredients. If you are interested in learning how to bake meringue, below are simple and easy recipes that you can use.
Baked Grapefruit Meringue
This tasty dessert contains two white o pink grapefruit, an egg white, ½ teaspoon cream of tartar, two teaspoons brown sugar and two teaspoons unsweetened desiccated coconut. To make the dessert, the first step is to slice the fruit into two. Remove the loosened sections of the fruit. Set aside. Combine the cream of tartar and egg white in a bowl. Mix in the sugar and beat until the mixture becomes foamy. Spread the mixture on top of the fruit slices forming the usual shape of this dessert. Drizzle the dessert with coconut. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Cook for 10 minutes. Let the dish cool down for five to ten minutes and serve.
Baked Apple Meringue
For this special and delicious dessert, you will use six baked and cooled apples, ½ teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon almond extract, three egg whites and ½ cup sugar. Beat egg whites. Add salt into egg whites and mix well. Add sugar and beat until the mixture becomes glossy and smooth. Arrange apples on baking sheet. Cover each apple with the mixture and almond extract. Bake for 15 minutes in an oven that was preheated to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
Baked Peach Meringue
The dessert has four sliced peaches, an ounce of brown sugar, two tablespoons marsala, four egg whites and nine ounces light brown sugar. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Sprinkle peaches with brown sugar. Top the fruits with ¼ cup of lemon juice and marsala. Set aside. Mix beaten egg whites and light brown sugar in a bowl. Top the peaches with the meringue. Bake the dessert in the oven for 15 minutes to 20 minutes. You can remove the dessert from the oven if the center of the meringue is firm and the color of the meringue becomes golden brown. Transfer the dessert in a clean bowl. Let the treat cool down for five minutes before serving.