Do lemon meringue cupcakes need to be refrigerated?

Do lemon meringue cupcakes need to be refrigerated?

In short, yes. This is because both the lemon curd and meringue frosting elements need to be kept refrigerated for safe consumption. You can keep these cupcakes in the fridge for up to 3 days. If you prefer eating the cupcakes at room temperature, you can remove them from the fridge 30 minutes before eating.

How long do lemon meringue cupcakes last?

3 days
How long will lemon meringue cupcakes last? These cupcakes will last in the fridge for up to 3 days.

How do you toast a meringue without a blowtorch?

If you don’t have a kitchen blowtorch, don’t fret! You can still get perfectly toasted meringue with your oven and broiler. To toast meringue-topped desserts under the broiler, get your broiler going and place your dessert on the top rack of the oven.

Should meringue be put on hot or cold filling?

Maggi prefers to spread the meringue over filling that’s room temperature rather than hot. “Always make sure the meringue sticks to the crust. Seal it. If not, the meringue can slide right off when you take it from the oven.”

Will lemon pie filling thicken as it cools?

Now for the hard part: Your lemon meringue pie must cool completely before you slice it, about six hours. The wait will be worth it, though, because the filling will continue to thicken and set while it cools.

Can you use a lighter to brown meringue?

For home cooks smaller butane models are available in kitchenware stores and work fine for toasting meringues or caramelizing sugar-topped creme brulees. When using a torch, don’t hold it too close to the surface and keep moving it back and forth, covering small sections at a time, until you achieve the desired color.

Can you burn meringues?

You can use a hand-held torch, or you can brown the finished recipe in the oven, by baking or using the broiler. The torch is more fun and perhaps easier for some, but, in my opinion, the oven browning does a superior job; the meringue comes out warmer, and more crisp…with a taste much like a toasted marshmallow.

Should I refrigerate my lemon meringue pie?

Lemon meringue pie should always be chilled before serving. Make sure the pie is on a top shelf to prevent other items in the refrigerator from spilling or dripping on the pie. Avoid putting any plastic wrap or foil over the pie if you’re refrigerating it for less than 6 hours.