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Apricot Meringue Bars

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Ingredients

3 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar, divided
1 cup cold butter (no substitutes)
4 eggs, separated
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cans (12-ounces each) apricot filling
1/2 cup chopped pecans

Instructions

In a bowl, combine flour and 1/2 cup sugar. Cut in butter until crumbly. Add egg yolks and vanilla, mix well. Press into a greased 15x10x1-inch baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Spread apricot filling over crust. In a small mixing bowl, beat the egg whites until soft peaks form. Gradually add the remaining sugar, beating until stiff peaks form. Spread over apricot layer. Sprinkle with pecans. Bake 25 to 30 minutes. Cool. Cut into bars. Refrigerate. Makes 32 bars.

Charlene Hermiston
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