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Freezing Meringues?

sarah galvin Nov 19, 2008 11:13 AM

I had some extra egg whites and made some individual size meringues that I would like to serve at a party in a couple of weeks. What is the best way to keep these? Freeze? Sealed bag?

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  1. JoanN Nov 19, 2008 11:20 AM

    Freezing isn't a good idea. Meringues absorb a lot of moisture and will probably end up being soggy. The usual recommendation is to store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two weeks.

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    1. re: JoanN
      sarah galvin Nov 19, 2008 12:42 PM

      Thank you, Joan. I will be using them in two weeks. I found a recipe on epicurious for dipping the bottoms in tempered bittersweet chocolate before filling with fruit. I think it sounds intriguing. Have you tried it?

      1. re: sarah galvin
        JoanN Nov 19, 2008 01:09 PM

        No, I haven't. My experience with meringue, other than in frostings, is almost exclusively with dacquoise. Sounds lovely though.

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