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Light as air, individual shells of crisp meringue cradle fresh red cherries; between them lie hidden pillows of tart creme fraiche.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, June 1998
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The meringue shells (steps 1 through 4) can be made several days in advance and stored in an airtight container at room temperature. When you're ready to assemble the individual desserts, proceed to step 5.

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  • MS12445454
    4 JUL, 2008
    Regan - Thank you so much for your response. I do see that the recipe has been altered to show the correct amount. Have a nice 4th of July. tomahawkcook - If you don't have anything correct to say or nice to say, don't say anything at all. Have a nice 4th of July.
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  • Regan
    3 JUL, 2008
    The correct amount of cream of tartar is "1 pinch" (equivalent to about a scant 1/8 teaspoon). The recipe has been altered to correct the missing amount. Thanks!
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  • MS12445454
    2 JUL, 2008
    Wow! My apologies if some of you took my comment about the cream of tartar measurement. I truely just want to know the exact measurement. If you do know would you please share. Thank you. Have a great day!
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  • kinderteacher
    2 JUL, 2008
    Trader Joe's carries creme fraiche, if you have a store near you.
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  • JaniceDouglas
    2 JUL, 2008
    Crn n n n me fran n n n che 3/4 c. whipping cream 2 tsp buttermilk Stir together cream and buttermilk. Place in a plastic bowl, cover with plastic wrap. Immerse bowl in hot water, up to the level of the cream and store in a warm place for 24 to 48 hours. You will know when itn n n n n n s ready because you will see the thin-textured whey settled at the bottom. Chill before using, being sure not stir whey into crn n n n me fran n n n che - it will thin it out. Yield: 1/2 cup crn n n n me fran n n n che.
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  • CutiePatootie
    2 JUL, 2008
    Isn't creme fraiche the french equivalent to sour cream, just a little thinner? Maybe sour cream would work.
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  • tomahawkcook
    1 JUL, 2008
    People, just be nice. What is this world coming to when you can't just get along. Be nice.....
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  • MS12445454
    1 JUL, 2008
    What is meant by "1 Cream of Tartar". Does that mean 1 container, 1 tsp., 1 Tbsp., 1 Cup?
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  • Donavon
    1 JUL, 2008
    This is obviosly a typo... Some folks are just looking to put other down as their own lives aren't so perfect! If you got off your duff, you would probably find out in a "cookbook" that it's 1 tsp. cream of tarter.
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  • lynh2o1938
    1 JUL, 2008
    How much cream of tartar? 1 tsp.? 1 container? 1/2 tsp? You CAN make mistakes - not so perfect after all ... eh, missus?
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