Cracked Meringue Pie Topping
Posted: 20 January 2012 04:39 PM   [ Ignore ]
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I just made the Aurora Blood Orange Tart from PPB; the meringue topping is the bitter chocolate speckled meringue. The instructions are to bake the pie with meringue for 10-15 min at 350F “or until the meringue just begins to brown.” The meringue had not begun to brown after 10 minutes so I baked for another 3. The meringue cracked in the interim….I removed the pie from the oven even though the topping wasn’t browned.

I weighed my ingredients and used superfine sugar and powdered sugar as recommended (this recipe has a lot of sugar!). I don’t think I over beat my meringue…...it was still nice and glossy when I folded in the powdered sugar and chocolate mixture.

Any thoughts on what may have happened?
Any help would be appreciated.

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Posted: 21 January 2012 11:16 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Sophia, your tart looks wonderful, I’ve always wanted to try that one!  I’m not sure about the cracking, but I’ll think about it and post back or ask someone.

How did it taste? smile

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Posted: 21 January 2012 11:39 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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thank you julie for alerting me to this posting which i just answered, or tried to answer, on the blog! it does look beautiful. i wish i could have had every recipe pictured the way i do now!

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Posted: 21 January 2012 12:46 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Julie - 21 January 2012 03:16 PM

Sophia, your tart looks wonderful, I’ve always wanted to try that one!  I’m not sure about the cracking, but I’ll think about it and post back or ask someone.

How did it taste? smile

Julie, it tasted fabulous. I had concerns about the meringue because of all of the sugar required but it balanced well with the unsweetened chocolate and the curd so the tart wasn’t overly sweet in the end. And the curd….it barely made it into the tart it was so delicious on its own smile ! I’d really like to try this recipe again at some point.

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Posted: 21 January 2012 12:51 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Rose Levy Beranbaum - 21 January 2012 03:39 PM

thank you julie for alerting me to this posting which i just answered, or tried to answer, on the blog! it does look beautiful. i wish i could have had every recipe pictured the way i do now!

Rose, thank you again for your quick response to my post and for the compliment about the tart….it’s an honour to hear that from you.

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Posted: 26 January 2012 04:36 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Where on the blog is it asked and answered?

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Posted: 26 January 2012 06:28 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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CRenee - 26 January 2012 08:36 PM

Where on the blog is it asked and answered?

It was posted in “Ask your questions” on Jan 21. The link is below:

http://www.realbakingwithrose.com/2011/10/ask_your_questions_2.html#288304

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Posted: 26 January 2012 07:09 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Sophia - 26 January 2012 10:28 PM
CRenee - 26 January 2012 08:36 PM

Where on the blog is it asked and answered?

It was posted in “Ask your questions” on Jan 21. The link is below:

http://www.realbakingwithrose.com/2011/10/ask_your_questions_2.html#288304

Thank you, I needed to scroll longer.

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