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Almond Meringues

Ingredients

  • 4 large egg whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract

Preparation

Preheat oven to 225°F. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper.

Place egg whites and cream of tartar in a large bowl and beat with mixer until soft peaks form. Increase speed to high and add granulated sugar, then powdered sugar 1 tablespoon at a time until stiff peaks form. Add almond extract and beat just until blended. Drop 36 mounds onto the baking sheets lined with parchment, then place one almond slice on top of each meringue. Bake at 225°F for 1 1/2 hours. Turn oven off and cool meringues in closed oven for 2 hours. Makes 3 dozen.