Apricot Meringue Squares

Apricot Meringue Squares

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Ingredients

Crust:

  • ½ lb. butter (2 sticks), softened
  • 4 T Pioneer® Sugar
  • 3 yolks
  • 2 C flour
  • 1 jar (16 or 18 oz.) apricot preserves or jam
  • 1 C walnuts, chopped

Meringue:

  • 3 egg whites
  • 6 T Pioneer® Sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • ¼ tsp. cream of tarter
  • Pioneer® Confectioners Powdered Sugar

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.

Crust:

  1. Cream butter with four tablespoons of Pioneer® Sugar in a medium size bowl. Add egg yolks and beat on low speed until blended. Add flour, ½ cup at a time, and continue to beat until dough forms (dough will have crumbly texture). Spread and pat dough evenly onto an 11 x 16-inch rimmed cookie sheet. Bake for 15 minutes. Do not over bake. Remove from oven and cool slightly for about 10 minutes. Spread a layer of apricot preserves or jam over baked dough. Sprinkle with walnuts evenly over preserves. Set aside.

Meringue Directions:

  1. Turn the oven down to 325° F.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl beat the egg whites until soft peaks form. Add cream of tartar and vanilla; continue beating. Add the rest of the Pioneer® Sugar (6 tablespoons) one at a time until the egg whites form stiff peaks. Spread meringue on top of the preserves and nuts, sealing to the edge of the pan. Bake 18-20 minutes or until meringue is light brown. Remove from oven and let cool. Sprinkle with Pioneer® Confectioners Powdered Sugar. Cut into squares.
 
**From the Kitchen of: Raymond Tessmer of Marenisco, MI.
 
 

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