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Mandarin Meringues

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Ingredients
  Egg whites 2
  Cream of tartar 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Mandarin orange sections 2 Ounce
  Sugar 1 Tablespoon
  Cornstarch 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Lemon juice 1 Tablespoon
  Ground ginger 1⁄4 Teaspoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Preheat oven to 275° before baking.
2) Drain mandarin oranges, saving 1/2 cup syrup.

MAKING
3) Whip egg whites and cream of tartar till they reach soft peak stage.
4) Beat in 1/2 cup sugar slowly till the meringue reach stiff peak stage and sugar is dissolved.
5) Using brown paper, cover baking sheet and make 4 circles of about 4 inches in diameter on the paper.
6) Layer the circles with meringue and figure them into shells with back of spoon.
7) Bake for 1 hour in preheated oven and turn off heat, when done.
8) Dry the shells in oven for 1 to 2 hours with door closed and keep side.

FINALIZING
9) Mix together 1 tablespoon sugar and cornstarch and pour in saved syrup.
10) Thicken the syrup by cooking and then add in oranges, lemon juice, and ginger.
11) Fill the meringue shells with orange mixture and chill in refrigerator.

SERVING
12) Serve cold.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Interest: 
Holiday, Party
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Orange
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
70 Minutes

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