Ivanka's Walnut Squares

Recipe by foodtvfan
READY IN: 1hr 10mins
SERVES: 12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition

DIRECTIONS

  • For the base:
  • Combine the butter, 2/3 cup sugar, flour and egg yolks.
  • Pat the mixture into the bottom of a 9”x13”x2” pan.
  • Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes or until the edges are light brown.
  • Cool base and spread with jam of your choice. Ivanka uses rose hip jam but seedless raspberry or strawberry jam works just as well.
  • In a separate bowl, beat egg whites with the 1 cup of sugar until slightly stiff.
  • Add the 2 cups of ground walnuts and vanilla or rum extract. I use pure vanilla extract.
  • Spread this mixture over jam layer and sprinkle the top with the 1 cup chopped walnuts.
  • Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 25 to 30 minutes or until lightly golden.
  • For a softer topping, cover pan loosely after removing from oven to allow meringue to soften for easier cutting.
  • Cut when cool, with sharp knife dipped in hot water between each cut.