me·ringue | \mə-ˈraŋ \

Definition of meringue 

1 : a dessert topping consisting of a baked mixture of stiffly beaten egg whites and sugar

2 : a shell made of meringue and filled with fruit or ice cream

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To make the meringue: 1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Julia Sherman, New York Times, "A Cookbook of Artists’ Creative Summer Desserts," 22 June 2018 Think playful and innovative riffs on familiar confections, like a huckleberry sundae with honey ice cream, basil, and spiced meringue, and an olive oil cake with lemon curd crème fraiche ice cream and caviar. Kat Odell, Vogue, "The Chef Bringing Wood-Fired Dessert to Chicago’s Much-Anticipated New Restaurant," 24 Apr. 2018 Beat until the meringue is bright white and fluffy, holding soft peaks. Maya Wilson, Anchorage Daily News, "Lemon meringue pie is an old-fashioned but dreamy confection worth making," 22 Mar. 2018 The meringues should be perfectly white and not browned in the least. Alex Hitz, House Beautiful, "The Ultimate 4th of July Dessert," 3 July 2014 Turn off the oven and let the meringues cool completely. Jeanmarie Brownson,, "When Eton mess gives you extra yolks, whip them up into ice cream," 10 July 2018 The meringue topping on the pie was more creamy than pillowy but tasty nonetheless, and the cobbler was loaded with stewed, whole blackberries. Lindsey Mcclave, The Courier-Journal, "Review: The down-home soul food at Franco's impresses - the second time around," 7 Feb. 2018 Spoon the meringue over the ice cream and, using the back of the spoon, create swirls and swoops. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "S'mores Ice Cream Pie," 9 May 2016 Early September is when The Woodlands citizenry can indulge in mile-high meringue fantasies that Houstonians have entertained for years. Greg Morago, Houston Chronicle, "The Woodlands’ House of Pies to open in September," 27 June 2018

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First Known Use of meringue

1706, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of meringue

: a light, sweet mixture of egg whites and sugar that is baked and used as a topping for pies and cakes


me·ringue | \mə-ˈraŋ \

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: a light mixture of beaten egg whites and sugar used especially as a topping for pies or cakes

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