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Kiwis add a sweet touch to these easy meringues.

Everyday Food, January/February 2009

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prep:
15 mins
total:
2 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
6
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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a largebaking sheet with parchment paper.With a mixer, beat egg whites andcream of tartar until very soft peaksform. While beating, gradually add3/4 cup sugar, then add cornstarch andlemon zest. Continue to beat untilmeringue is thick and marshmallowy,about 5 minutes. Drop 6 moundsof meringue, 3 inches apart, onto preparedsheet. Using the back of aspoon, make a small well in the centerof each mound.

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  • Place sheet in oven; immediatelyreduce temperature to 250 degrees. Bake untilmeringues are pale and easily liftfrom paper, about 2 hours. Turn offoven; let sit in oven, 30 minutes.Transfer sheet to a rack to cool, 1 hour.

  • In a bowl, combine kiwis, remaining 1 tablespoon sugar, and lemon juice. Top meringues with kiwi mixture, and serve immediately.

Cook's Notes

Cream of tartar, a powder found in the spice aisle, helps stabilize the whipped egg whites. Avoid making meringues on a humid day -- they won't get crisp.

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