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Betty’s Killer Meringue for Cream Pies Recipe

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In this video, Betty demonstrates how to make a Killer Meringue for Cream Pies. This meringue is made of sugar syrup that is beaten into egg whites. It is gorgeous, and it comes out perfect every time!

Ingredients:

¾ cup water
¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
3 egg whites, at room temperature
dash of salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

In a small saucepan, combine ¾ cup water, ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar, and 1 tablespoon cornstarch. Stir until blended. Place over medium heat and cook, stirring constantly until transparent and thickened. In a large mixing bowl, combine 3 egg whites and a dash of salt. Beat with an electric mixture until frothy. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla, and continue beating while gradually pouring cooked syrup into egg whites. Beat 3 minutes, or until stiff. Do not over-beat. Spread over the top of a cream pie and bake at 425 degrees (F) for 5 to 8 minutes. Lovely meringue! I hope you enjoy this recipe! –Betty 

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Betty’s “To Die For” Lemon Meringue Pie Recipe

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In this video, Betty demonstrates how to make her “To Die For” Lemon Meringue Pie. This is the quintessential Southern version of homemade lemon meringue pie. It is a beautiful pie, and the taste is out of this world!

Ingredients:

3 egg yolks (Save the 3 egg whites for meringue; let egg whites sit at room temperature.)
1 ½ cups water
½ cup lemon juice
1 ¼ cups sugar
1/3 cup cornstarch
3 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons white vinegar
1 ½ teaspoons lemon extract
9-inch baked Betty’s Super Easy Press-in-Pan Pie Crust
Betty’s Killer Meringue for Cream Pies

Combine 3 egg yolks, 1 ½ cups water, ½ cup lemon juice, 1 ¼ cups sugar, and 1/3 cup cornstarch in the top of a double boiler. Mix well. Bring water to a boil in double boiler; reduce heat, and cook egg mixture over hot water, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and comes to a boil. Boil 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in 3 tablespoons butter, 2 tablespoons white vinegar, and 1 ½ teaspoons lemon extract, making sure that all ingredients are incorporated into the pie filling. Pour immediately into baked 9-inch pie crust, and smooth out the top with the back of a spoon. Make meringue for topping and spread meringue over warm filling, sealing to edge of pie crust. Bake at 425 degrees (F) for 5 to 8 minutes, or until lightly browned. Cool before serving. This is a light-tasting pie that is sweet, tart, tangy, and delicious! I hope you love it! Love, Betty ♥♥♥♥♥

 
 

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Betty’s Chocolate-Filled Meringue Sandwich Cookies Recipe

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In this video, Betty demonstrates how to make Chocolate-Filled Meringue Sandwich Cookies. These cookies have creamy milk chocolate spread between two small, slow-baked, crisp meringue cookies.

Ingredients:

4-oz. milk chocolate chips (You may use any type of chocolate.)
3 egg whites
¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
1 ¼ teaspoons vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon (dash) salt
½ cup sugar

In a large mixing bowl, place 3 egg whites, ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar, 1 ¼ teaspoons vanilla extract, and a dash of salt. Beat on high speed with an electric mixer until foamy. Gradually add sugar, continually beating until stiff peaks form and sugar is dissolved. Spoon the mixture into a zip-lock plastic bag. Snip one bottom corner of the bag to make a hole that is 1-inch across. Pipe mixture into 1 ¼-inch mounds onto a parchment paper-lined baking pan. Bake at 200 degrees (F) for 2 hours. Remove from oven and cool completely (about 30 minutes). When meringue mounds are cooled completely, place 4 ounces of milk chocolate chips in the top of a double boiler. Bring the water below to a boil and stir chocolate constantly until melted. Turn off heat. Spread a thin layer of melted milk chocolate onto half of the flat sides of the meringue mounds. Gently press flat sides of remaining half of meringue rounds onto chocolate-covered side of meringue mounds. Let stand until chocolate is set (about an hour). Place Chocolate-Filled Meringue Sandwich Cookies on a nice serving tray. These are a great treat for a party. With the Playoffs and Super Bowl games coming up, this is a sweet treat that you might like to serve. It is quick, easy, and impressive. It is wonderful for any get-together or just for a comfort snack at home. Enjoy!!! –Betty 

 

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