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Meringue Bars

Yield 4 1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar, divided
  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 (16-ounce) jar orange marmalade
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans

How to Make It

  1. Cream butter; gradually add 1/4 cup sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add egg yolks, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

  2. Combine flour and soda; add to creamed mixture alternately with water, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Add vanilla; stir well.

  3. Pat dough evenly in a greased 15- x 10- x 1-inch jellyroll pan. Spread orange marmalade evenly over dough in pan.

  4. Beat egg whites (at room temperature) until frothy. Gradually add remaining sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating until stiff peaks form. (Do not under-beat the mixture.) Spread meringue evenly over marmalade. Sprinkle pecans over top.

  5. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool. Cut into bars.

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