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

  • 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

  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.

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About Apricot Pecan Meringue Bars

Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: Hungarian




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