Forgotten Meringues

         Yield: 12 Servings
Categories: Desserts

6 Egg whites (3/4 cup) 1 1/2 ts Lemon juice -or 1/2 ts Cream of tartar 2 c Sugar Heat oven to 400 F. (Med hot). Beat egg whites with lemon juice or cream of tartar until frothy. Gradually beat in sugar a little at a time. Beat until stiff and glossy. Drop by small spoonfuls in circles on brown paper on baking sheet, or heap into high mounds and hollow out with back of spoon. Put into oven, close door, turn off oven. (Don't peek!) Let stand overnight in oven. Makes 12 meringues. To Serve: Fill meringues with ice cream, top with fresh fruit or with Butterscotch or chocolate Sauce and salted pecans or almonds. SOURCE: Mama's Favorite Recipes (Frances Turfitt) Shared by Nancy Coleman