a delicate, frothy mixture made with beaten egg whites and sugar or hot syrup, and browned, used as a topping for pies, pastry, etc.
a pastry or pastry shell made by baking such a mixture, sometimes filled with fruit, whipped cream, etc.
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How to use meringue in a sentence
Using a large spoon, scoop out roughly 2 tablespoons of the meringue into 2-inch mounds on the prepared baking sheet.Blueberry jam meringues with a sprinkle of espresso powder are a crispy, chewy treat | Charlotte Druckman | August 26, 2021 | Washington Post
Per custom, dessert — anything involving meringue is good — is trailed by excellent chocolate truffles.L’Auberge Chez Francois is ready for its close-up, yet again | Tom Sietsema | April 9, 2021 | Washington Post
Pile the meringue on top of the cooled pie and spread it to the edges, keeping it piled a bit higher in the middle.Tart roasted cranberries and a billowy meringue topping take this pie in a bright, bold direction | Erin Jeanne McDowell | November 12, 2020 | Washington Post
What makes the pain bearable is a memory of Robin, at lunch, when she suddenly smashes a lemon meringue pie into her own face.
The argument, such as it is, is as substanceless as meringue.
meringue cookies were bone-shaped, fruit punch was served in blood vials, and there was a magic show in the East Room.
Remove the cookie sheet from the freezer and cover each ice cream-topped cake with the meringue.
Place the cookie sheet in the freezer while making the meringue.
The azucarilla is a confection not unlike "Edinburgh rock," but more porous and of the nature of a meringue.Spanish Life in Town and Country | L. Higgin and Eugne E. Street
Mix until the sugar and egg are smoothly blended, and the meringue is ready to use.
If the meringue is omitted, cool and cover with whipped cream just before serving.
When served with whipped cream in place of meringue, it makes a very rich and delicious dessert.
Pour into a baked pie crust, cover with meringue, if desired, and bake in a moderate oven for 10 to 15 minutes.
British Dictionary definitions for meringue
stiffly beaten egg whites mixed with sugar and baked, often as a topping for pies, cakes, etc
a small cake or shell of this mixture, often filled with cream
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