Raspberry Meringue Bars Recipe

Ingredients
<br>- 1 cup butter, softened
<br>- 1 ½ cups white sugar
<br>- 2  egg yolks
<br>- 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
<br>- 1 (10 ounce) jar seedless raspberry jam
<br>- 4  egg whites
<br>- ¼ teaspoon salt
<br>- 2 cups finely chopped walnuts
<br><p></p>Directions
<br>step 1: Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).  Grease a 15-1/2 x 10-1/2 x 1 inch jellyroll pan.
<br>step 2: Cream butter, 1/2 cup of the sugar and egg yolks until well blended.  Add flour and mix well.  Pat dough evenly into bottom of prepared pan and bake for 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned.
<br>step 3: Remove pan from oven (but leave oven on). Let cool for 5 minutes then spread with the jam. Beat egg whites and salt until stiff but not dry.  Carefully fold in remaining sugar and the chopped nuts.
<br>step 4: Gently spread on top of the jam, making sure to seal edges and corners.  Return to oven for 25 minutes or until golden brown.  Cut into 3 X 1 inch bars while still warm.    May be stored airtight at room temperature up to a week. May also be frozen.  Defrost covered at room temperature.
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Ingredients
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 ½ cups white sugar
- 2 egg yolks
- 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 (10 ounce) jar seedless raspberry jam
- 4 egg whites
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 2 cups finely chopped walnuts

Directions
step 1: Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 15-1/2 x 10-1/2 x 1 inch jellyroll pan.
step 2: Cream butter, 1/2 cup of the sugar and egg yolks until well blended. Add flour and mix well. Pat dough evenly into bottom of prepared pan and bake for 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned.
step 3: Remove pan from oven (but leave oven on). Let cool for 5 minutes then spread with the jam. Beat egg whites and salt until stiff but not dry. Carefully fold in remaining sugar and the chopped nuts.
step 4: Gently spread on top of the jam, making sure to seal edges and corners. Return to oven for 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cut into 3 X 1 inch bars while still warm. May be stored airtight at room temperature up to a week. May also be frozen. Defrost covered at room temperature.

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