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Sep 26, 2012 07:41 AM

Storing meringues

I made pecan meringue cookies (just egg whites, sugar, pecan nuts and vinegar) on Monday, planning to take it to a gathering. Alas, they had not dried out sufficiently by the time I had to leave, so I opted not to take them along. And now I'm left with 2 trays of meringues that I'm trying to avoid consuming!

What's the best way to store them, and how long can I keep them? Ideally, if I can keep them until next Sunday, they will find a use then. I don't mind refreshing them in the oven as needed.

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  1. Put them in air tight containers (e.g. tupperware), along with a small dish of baking soda or silica gel. The baking soda will soak up any excess moisture, as will the silica gel.

    2 Replies
    1. re: ipsedixit

      Thanks! Will it last 1.5 weeks like that?

      1. re: haiku.

        Well, no. Not many things made in the fashion like meringues will last 10 days. Sorry.

    2. Haiku: no great ideas for long-term storage, but can you share your recipe? TIA.