Peach Almond Bars

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READY IN: 45mins
SERVES: 24
YIELD: 2 dozen
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    (16 1/2 ounce) package refrigerated sugar cookie dough
  • 1
    (18 ounce) jar peach preserves
  • 1 12
    cups slivered almonds, divided
  • 4
    egg whites
  • 12
    cup sugar
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DIRECTIONS

  • Let dough stand at room temperature for 5-10 minutes to soften.
  • Press into an ungreased 13-in. x 9 inches x 2 inches baking pan.
  • Bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Spread preserves over crust.
  • Sprinkle with 3/4 cup almonds.
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat egg whites on medium speed until soft peaks form.
  • Gradually beat in sugar, 1 T. at a time, on high until stiff glossy peaks form and sugar is dissolved.
  • Spread meringue evenly over almonds.
  • Sprinkle with remaining almonds.
  • Bake for 20-25 minute or until lightly browned.
  • Cool on a wire rack.
  • Store in the refrigerator.
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