Sunshine meringue

Yield: 5 Servings

Measure Ingredient
5 larges Egg whites,, room temperature
1 dash Salt
½ teaspoon Cream of tartar
9 tablespoons Granulated sugar
1½ cup Confectioner's sugar,, sifted
\N \N Garnishes: Orange slices, lemon leaf
5 larges Egg yolks
1½ cup Orange juice
1 dash Salt
¾ cup Confectioner's sugar
1 \N Envelope Unflavored gelatin
1 tablespoon Grated orange rind
1 tablespoon Grated lemon rind
1 cup Heavy cream



Preparing Meringue:

Beat whites with salt on low speed until frothy. Add cream of tartar, raise speed to medium. Continue beating while adding 2 tablespoon granulated sugar. When soft peaks form, add another tablespoon of granulated sugar, raise speed to high. When stiff peaks form, gradually add remaining granulated sugar. Fold in confectioners sugar. Line cookie sheet with brown paper. Draw 9-inch circle on lining. Spoon about ⅓ meringue onto circle, spread evenly. Spoon remaining meringue into pastry bag. Pipe meringue along top edge of base to form a shell. Bake 2 hours in preheated 200 degrees oven. Turn oven off, leaving shell to stand 15 minutes. Cool.

Carefully loosen, place on serving plate.

Preparing Filling:

Combine juices in small bowl. Dissolve gelatin in jucies. In saucepan, combine egg yolks, confectioners sugar and salt. Whisk in juices and gelatin. Cook over low heat, stirring until gelatin is completely dissolved and mixture has thickened. Remove from heat, add rinds. Refrigerate until mixture cools and thickens. Whip cream until stiff and fold into orange mixture until no white streaks remain. Spoon into meringue shell.

Refrigerate until set, about 2 hours. Garnish and serve.

Recipe by: Dixie Crystal Sugar's Posted to MC-Recipe Digest V1 #501 by "S. Parks" <CobraSon@...> on Mar 5, 1997.

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