meringue definition

  • noun:
    • A topping for pastry or pies manufactured from a mixture of egg whites and sugar outdone until stiff and sometimes baked until brown.
    • a little pastry shell or cake made from stiffly beaten, baked egg whites and sugar, usually containing fruit or nutmeats.
    • a combination composed of outdone egg whites and sugar which will be put into the tops of pies after that browned.
    • A shell made of this combination which functions as the receptacle for fresh fruit, ice-cream or sherbet.
    • A delicate pastry made from powdered sugar therefore the whites of eggs whipped up, -- with jam or lotion added.
    • In cookery, a mixture of white of eggs and sugar slightly browned, used for ornamenting and supplementing other confections. Puddings or tarts, etc., covered using this preparation are now and again called meringues.
    • nice topping especially for pies made from beaten egg whites and sugar

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