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Spicy Walnut Meringue Shell

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Ingredients
  Walnuts 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), toasted
  Egg whites 3
  Cream of tartar 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Cinnamon 1⁄2 Teaspoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Preheat the oven to 275°F
2) Finely chop the walnuts

MAKING
3) Take a clean bowl and beat egg whites together with cream of tartar and salt, until the mixture form soft peaks.
4) Gradually add sugar, only 2 tablespoons at a time and continue beating the mixture, till the meringue stands up in stiff glossy peaks.
5) To this mixture add cinnamon and the remaining 1/4 cup sugar, and mix gently.
6) Gently add the chopped walnuts to meringue.
7) Now, take a 9 or 10 inch pie plate and spread the meringue on it. Spread the mixture evenly on the sides and bottom of the plate, and make sure that the bottom shell is around 1/4 inch thick and the sides are 1 inch thick.
8) Place the pie plate in the slow oven, preheated to 275°F and bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until the crust is lightly browned.

SERVING
9) Allow the crust to cool down before serving.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Baked
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Walnut
Interest: 
Everyday
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
80 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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