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Old 06-07-2007, 07:40 PM   #1
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Question re: French Silk Pie


I've run into a bit of a jam while I was in the middle of making a French Silk Pie. The recipe calls for "egg substitute", so without thinking I bought "egg beaters". When I got home (after I started baking) I came to the part where I am to add this egg substitute -- however -- it doesn't get cooked. Just add, whip, and then refridgerate. I'm a little concerned as I really don't want to have my guests get sick. Should I buy something else for this pie and start over again? or proceed with the egg beaters?

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Old 06-07-2007, 07:44 PM   #2
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Kam, egg substitute is just that...a substitute for egg. I don't think your guests will become ill unless, of course, you didn't refrigerate the substitute properly.

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Old 06-07-2007, 07:48 PM   #3
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Thank you! I guess I'm just a little leery about the no cooking aspect of it. But I'll go ahead and finish up ;)

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Old 06-07-2007, 07:53 PM   #4
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Eggbeaters is pasteurized. You could drink it out of the carton with no problem (think pasteurized milk).
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Old 06-07-2007, 08:05 PM   #5
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Eggbeaters actually are not an egg substitute, they are real egg. The only difference is that it is the whites only.

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Old 06-08-2007, 11:44 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by Kammy

I'm a little concerned as I really don't want to have my guests get sick.
That is exactly WHY they specify egg substitue instead of whole eggs. What they call egg substitute, which is actually 95% egg white plus something yellow to make it look like whole egg, is pasteurized. You could, of course, substitue pasteurized in-shell eggs for the egg substitute. One large egg euqals 1/4 cup egg substitute.
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Old 06-11-2007, 02:11 PM   #7
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Thanks again all. They pie was a hit and I have a much better understanding of "egg substitute".

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