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Apricot Meringue Bars


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Serves 32 Bars | Prep Time 15 minutes | Cook Time 45 Minutes total

Why I Love This Recipe

Taste Of Home - Krissy Fossmeyer

Sweet Apricot Filling & Delicate Meringue Topping


Ingredients You'll Need

3 cups flour
1 cup sugar, divided
1 cup cold butter
4 eggs, separated
1 tsp vanilla
2 cans (12 oz. each) apricot filling
1/2 cup chopped pecans


Directions

In a large bowl, combine the flour and 1/2 cup sugar


Cut in the butter until crumbly


Add the egg yolks and vanilla


Mix well


Press into a greased 15 x 10 inch baking pan


Bake at 350 F for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned


Spread the apricot filling over the crust


In a large bowl, beat the egg whites until soft peaks form


Gradually add the remaining sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time


Beat until stiff peaks form


Spread over the apricot layer


Sprinkle with the pecans


Bake for 25-30 minutes or until lightly browned


Cool in the pan on a wire rack


Cut into bars


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