Marmalade Meringue Bars

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READY IN: 45mins
YIELD: 30 bars
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

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