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Raspberry Meringues with Pistachios

4.89 from 17 votes
Meringues are a delicate and delicious dessert especially my Raspberry Meringues with Pistachios. I'll show you how to easily make them at home!
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Hi Bold Bakers!

Your recent questions & comments inspired me to make this episode all about making perfect meringues. I share my secrets on creating foolproof meringue every time, and how to make them BIG & BOLD with a rich raspberry puree, fresh cream & toasted pistachios. Once you learn my tricks, the possibilities are endless. Enjoy!

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Raspberry Meringues with Pistachios

4.89 from 17 votes
Meringues are a delicate and delicious dessert especially my Raspberry Meringues with Pistachios. I'll show you how to easily make them at home!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Meringues are a delicate and delicious dessert especially my Raspberry Meringues with Pistachios. I'll show you how to easily make them at home!
Author: Gemma Stafford

Ingredients

  • 6 egg whites (150g) at room temperature
  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar (300g) (weighing by grams is easier and more accurate)
  • 1 lb Raspberries (frozen and defrosted),
  • ½ cup Pistachios , toasted and chopped
  • 2 cups Cream for sandwiching together

Instructions

  • Start by lining a large flat baking tray with parchment paper.
  • First, make the raspberry puree by bringing the raspberries to a simmer. Gently cook until the berries have reduced by half and are thick. Pass through a sieve to remove the seeds and get a fine puree
  • For the meringues, preheat oven to 400oF (200oC). Line a deep roasting tray with baking paper. Pour in the sugar and put it in the oven for 5-7 minutes, until the edges are JUST beginning to melt. Heating the sugar helps create a glossy, stable mixture.
  • While the sugar is heating, whisk the egg whites into the mixing bowl (not a plastic bowl). Be careful no egg yolk leaks into the whites. this will stop them whipping.
  • At first whisk the egg whites on low to allow stablillising bubbles to form. Then increase the speed and beat until egg whites have formed stiff peaks. (this takes around 5-7 minutes)
  • Now it's time to take out the sugar from the oven. Turn down the oven to 210oF (100oC)
  • While you whisk on high speed, slowly add in the warm sugar,a big spoonful at a time.
  • Whip until the sugar is all incorporated (around 4 minutes). To check if you made a good meringue rub a bit between your fingers. it should feel smooth and not gritty. If it feels gritty with sugar then whisk for longer so the sugar can dissolve. The mix should be smooth, stiff and glossy.
  • Drizzle over a little purée onto the meringue. With a spoon drag the raspberries through the meringue to create a ripple effect. Do this gently, you don't want to over mix and muddy the ripples.
  • Spoon the raspberry meringue onto baking sheet. I made 8 medium meringues with the intention of sandwiching them together.
  • Bake for around two hours. The idea is to slowly dry them. After the 2 hours turn the oven off and leave them in there to go completely cold (trust me, leave them in there with the door closed). If you don't like them sticky in the middle , bake for 20 minutes longer. When you turn them over they should be crisp on the bottom. No soggy bottoms here. The meringues will keep for a week in an airtight container.
  • Whisk the cream and use it to sandwich the meringues together, sprinkle over the pistachios and enjoy!!

 

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Carla Greer
Carla Greer
1 month ago

How do i store and how long can I store this recipe before having to throw them out?

Sophia
Sophia
17 days ago

Hello Gemma, is it possible to use light brown sugar instead of white granulated sugar?
Thank you,
Sophia

Vaishnavi Inamdar
3 months ago

Hi.
Can I bake them in microwave?

Dena Szawlewicz
Dena Szawlewicz
3 months ago

Looks yummy !

Dena Szawlewicz
Dena Szawlewicz
3 months ago

Can’t wait to try this

Radina G. Yordanova
6 months ago

Hi Gemma!!! I love love LOVE your recipes. I had already make some of them and everything is always delicious. I’m on keto diet since February so I can’t eat sugar or wheat. But this doesn’t stop me, so I experiment 🙂 I make this meringues recipe with eritritol sweetener and the result is WOW! The only thing is in my oven they turn a little brownish but the taste is so good!

Jennell
7 months ago

I didn’t have raspberries, so I used a frozen wild berry medley that turned out great. Thank you for the recipe!

Steven Feinstein
Steven Feinstein
7 months ago

Gemma, I would like to make these for Passover. How would I make a chocolate chip version? Just fold in chocolate chips instead of the raspberry?

Ingrid
Ingrid
7 months ago

Hey Gemma
Made these today minus the pistachio and subbing the fresh raspberries for a ready made raspberry sauce.
I overcooked the sugar first time and added peanuts to make a brittle so not wasted 😀
I have never tried the hot sugar method before and what a difference it makes. My partner said best meringues EVER !
So thank you. I also made your fruit scones with frozen butter the other day and they were also a huge hit. You are inspiring me!

Arshiya
Arshiya
10 months ago

Hello gemma . I just wanted to ask that if I am decreasing the recie by half like 3 egg whites and 150g of suger then how much time will I have to put it in the oven (when its on ) thank you soo much

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