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How early to make meringue?

mocro Mar 29, 2007 01:54 PM

I'm making a lemon meringue pie this weekend and like to brown meringue when my guests arrive so lemon filling will still be warm when we have dessert. Anyone have a sense of how early I can make the meringue and top pie with it before baking? I'm in LA, but it's not hot here yet. Thanks.

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  1. QueenB RE: mocro Mar 29, 2007 05:34 PM

    I'm not sure meringue will keep without being baked.
    I'd recommend topping your pie right before baking. Otherwise, you'll have to bake ahead of time.

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