Apricot Pecan Meringue Bars
3/4 ccrisco solid shortening butter flavor
1/2 tspeach almond extract and vanilla
2/3 cgranulated sugar
1 3/4 call purpose flour
1 capricot preserves or raspberry or your favorite
3 mediumegg whites
1/2 cgranulated sugar
2/3 cfinely chopped pecans or other nuts
How to Make Apricot Pecan Meringue Bars
- Preheat oven to 350^.
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.
- Remove from oven.
Spread preserves over baked layer.
Bake 5 minutes.
Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack while making 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.