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apricot pecan meringue bars

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Pat Duran
Las Vegas, NV

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.

(1 rating)
yield serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 40 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For apricot pecan meringue bars

  • CRUST:
  • 3/4 c
    crisco solid shortening butter flavor
  • 1/2 tsp
    each almond extract and vanilla
  • 2/3 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1 lg
  • 1 3/4 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 c
    apricot preserves or raspberry or your favorite
  • 3 md
    egg whites
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/2 c
    granulated sugar
  • 2/3 c
    finely chopped pecans or other nuts

How To Make apricot pecan meringue bars

  • 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.