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Adding things into meringue -- is it possible?

anakalia | May 20, 2010 12:07 PM

I've been playing around with a coconut cream pie recipe that is a custard on the bottom and then a meringue (instead of whipped cream) on top.

My question is -- is it possible to add other things into a meringue on top of a pie? Or will it mess with the setting of the meringue?

I've wanted to add some salty peanut powder into it, because I think that would compliment the coconut well -- but I'm not sure if its possible to make a peanuty-flavored meringue itself, or if I'm better incorporating the peanut powder and sea salt elsewhere (like perhaps a thin layer of it between the custard and the meringue).

Of course, all this assumes I can actually make a meringue to top a pie in the first place - and if my first two attempts are any indication, the answer is "no" :)

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