Royal Raspberry Bars

James Carrier
Give raspberry bars the royal treatment with merinque topping.

Yield:

Makes 24 bars

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Recipe Time

Total: 1 Hours

Nutritional Information

Calories 158
Caloriesfromfat 39 %
Protein 2 g
Fat 6.8 g
Satfat 4.3 g
Carbohydrate 23 g
Fiber 0.9 g
Sodium 124 mg
Cholesterol 16 mg

Ingredients

1 1/4 cups rolled oats
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sweetened flaked dried coconut
1/4 cup plus 2/3 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup (3/8 lb.) butter, melted
3/4 cup raspberry jam
3 large egg whites
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar

Preparation

1. In a bowl, mix oats, flour, coconut, 1/4 cup sugar, and the salt. Add melted butter and stir until well blended. Press dough evenly into the bottom of a 9- by 13-inch baking pan.

2. Bake in a 325° oven until edges begin to brown, 15 to 18 minutes. Let cool about 5 minutes, then spread jam evenly over warm crust.

3. In a large bowl, with an electric mixer on high speed, beat egg whites and cream of tartar until thick and foamy. Gradually add remaining 2/3 cup sugar and continue to beat until mixture holds soft, shiny peaks. With a spatula, spread meringue evenly over jam.

4. Bake until meringue is lightly browned, about 20 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes, then cut into 24 bars. Let cool completely in pan.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per bar.

Note:

Phyllis Ciardo, Albany, California,

November 2003