Apricot Pecan Meringue Bars

Pat Duran

By
@kitchenChatter

These quick and easy fruit filled bars are bound to please every member of your family-since you can change the flavor of of the filling and type of nuts used to suit your taste.


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Serves:

makes 32 bars

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

40 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

CRUST:

3/4 c
crisco solid shortening butter flavor
1/2 tsp
each almond extract and vanilla
2/3 c
granulated sugar
1 large
egg
1 3/4 c
all purpose flour
1 tsp
salt

FILLING:

1 c
apricot preserves or raspberry or your favorite

TOPPING:

3 medium
egg whites
1/4 tsp
salt
1/2 c
granulated sugar
2/3 c
finely chopped pecans or other nuts

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350^.
Crust:
Blend shortening and extracts in medium bowl. Add sugar while gradually beating.
Beat in egg.
Blend in flour and salt.
Spread this dough evenly in an ungreased 11x7-inch pan.
Bake 20 minutes.
2
Remove from oven.
Spread preserves over baked layer.
Bake 5 minutes.
Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack while making topping.
3
Topping:
Beat egg whites and salt until stiff,peaks form ,but not dry. Add sugar gradually while beating.
Fold in pecans.
Spread topping carefully and evenly over preserves.
Bake 15-20 minutes or until topping is golden brown.
Cool before cutting into bars or squares or triangles.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: Hungarian