apricot pecan meringue bars

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By Pat Duran
from 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 Review
serves makes 32 bars
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.