Step 6 - Filling and eating (yum, the best part) ...

And finally, you get to enjoy the fruits of your labor. Take the bowlful of filling and use one of following three techniques to fill your egg whites:

1.) The Spoon Technique - You can fill each egg white with a spoonful of filling. Using two spoons, fill the first and then shovel off the filling into the shell with the second spoon.

2.) The Pastry Bag - You can use a pastry bag to fill the egg shells, as you see above. This gives you more precision to get the filling in the white and you can make some fancy designs depending on the nozzle you choose. Below I am using a Wilton Cake Decorator with the #32 tip. When you get closer to the bottom of the page, you'll see the nice design I made by using it.

Filling the pastry bag:

Filling a plastic baggie Or 3.) The Baggie Technique - Very Popular! If you don't have a pastry bag, a great substitute is a plastic ziploc bag. I use a freezer bag because the plastic is thicker, but in a pinch, a sandwich bag will do. Just don't squeeze too hard or you'll blow out a bag seam! Fill the baggie with filling and (once full) snip a small corner of the bag away to create the "pastry tip". This allows you to aim into the center of the shell and benefit from the precision offered by using a pastry bag.

Piping the eggs into the shell

Squeeze the filling from your pastry bag or your plastic baggie and fill the shells.

Filling with baggie

Yum a plateful ready to eat Once you finish filling the whites, sprinkle with a little garnish of your choice (or whatever one the recipe calls for.) Here I've used paprika. Many deviled egg recipes benefit from a couple of hours in the refrigerator prior to serving to allow the flavors to blend.

You can store them in the fridge for up to one day safely prior to consumption. There are some lovely deviled egg plates you can use to present them at your get-togethers too.

I wouldn't blame you for eating one right away though ... Enjoy!

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