Marmalade Meringue Bars

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Total Time
45mins
Prep
25 mins
Cook
20 mins

From "Christmas Cookies"...untested by me but sounds like a marmalade-lovers dream! :o)

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cream butter in medium mixing bowl.
  2. Gradually add 1/4 c sugar; beat until light and fluffy.
  3. Add egg yolks, orange rind, and vanilla; beat until well-blended.
  4. In separate bowl, combine flour, 1/4 c wheat germ, 1/4 c pecans, and salt.
  5. Add flour mixture to creamed mixture; combine well.
  6. Press dough evenly into ungreased 8x8 baking dish, across bottom and up 1" on all sides to make a crust.
  7. Bake at 350 for 12-15 min or until golden brown.
  8. While dough is baking, prepare meringue: Beat egg whites (at room temp) until soft peaks form.
  9. Gradually add remaining 1/4 c sugar (1 Tbsp at a time), beating until stiff peaks form.
  10. Fold in remaining 1/4 c wheat germ and 1/4 c pecans; set aside.
  11. Spread marmalade over warm crust; top with meringue.
  12. Bake at 350 for 18-20 min or until golden brown.
  13. Cool in pan on wire rack.
  14. Sprinkle w/powdered sugar, if desired.
  15. Cut into bars or squares.
  16. Store in airtight container for up to 1 week.