Apricot Pecan Meringue Bars

1
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.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
makes 32 bars
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
40 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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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

How to Make Apricot Pecan Meringue Bars

Step-by-Step

  • 1Preheat 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.
  • 2Remove from oven.
    Spread preserves over baked layer.
    Bake 5 minutes.
    Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack while making topping.
  • 3Topping:
    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.

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About Apricot Pecan Meringue Bars

Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: Hungarian




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