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    Lemon Meringue Bars

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    1 hrs 40 mins

    20 mins

    1 hrs 20 mins

    deborah03's Note:

    I got this recipe from the latest copy of Martha Stewart Living magazine. I haven't tried it yet but they look delicious.

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    Ingredients:

    Serves: 12

    Yield:

    bars

    Units: US | Metric

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 350°F.
    2. 2
      Make crust: Put butter, flour, confectioner's sugar, 2 tsp lemon zest, and the salt in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix on medium speed until blended.
    3. 3
      Transfer mixture to a 9 x 13-inch rimmed baking sheet. Press batter evenly into baking sheet. Bake 20-22 minutes till golden brown. Chill in freezer for 10 minutes. Let cool completely on a wire rack.
    4. 4
      Make filling: Whisk together whole eggs, 1 3/4 cups plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar, the lemon juice, and 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons lemon zest. Pour over crust. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes making sure the filling is set. Let cool completely on a wire rack. Keep oven at 350°.
    5. 5
      Make meringue topping: Put egg whites and 1/2 cup granulated sugar in the clean bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Beat on medium-high speed until stiff peaks form.
    6. 6
      Using an offset spatula or the back of a spoon, spread meringue over filling, swirling to create soft peaks. Bake util meringue begins to brown, 8 to minutes. Let cool completely. Cut into bars. Bars can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 1 day.

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    Nutritional Facts for Lemon Meringue Bars

    Serving Size: 1 (138 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 425.0
     
    Calories from Fat 162
    38%
    Total Fat 18.0 g
    27%
    Saturated Fat 10.5 g
    52%
    Cholesterol 146.4 mg
    48%
    Sodium 104.4 mg
    4%
    Total Carbohydrate 61.0 g
    20%
    Dietary Fiber 0.7 g
    2%
    Sugars 44.8 g
    179%
    Protein 6.6 g
    13%

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