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Lemon Meringue Bars Recipe

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This recipe for Lemon Meringue Bars, by , is from The Rogers' Girls Family Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Dorothy Bryant
Added: Saturday, September 1, 2007


1 pkg pie crust mix
1/4 c sugar
4 eggs
1 c sugar
1 1/2 tsp grated lemon rind
1/4 c lemon juice
1 tbsp flour
2 egg whites (at room temperature)
1/8 tsp cream of tartar
3 tbsp sugar

Preheat oven to 350. Blend pie crust mix, 1/4 c of sugar and 1 of the eggs in medium bowl with blender. Pat dough evenly into a greased 13 x 9 x 2" baking dish. Bake in a 350 oven for 10 minutes. Remove to rack. Leave oven on. Beat the remaining 3 eggs and the cup of sugar in a medium bowl with electric mixer. Beat in lemon rind and juice and flour. Pour mixture over pie crust. Return to oven, bake 15 minutes longer.

Beat egg whites with cream of tartar in a medium bowl with electric mixer until frothy. Beat in remaining 3 tbsp sugar, 1 tbsp at a time, until meringue forms stiff peaks. Remove pan from oven. Raise oven temperature to 450. Spread meringue mixture over lemon mixture. Return to oven and bake 5 more minutes, or until meringue peaks are brown. Cool on rack. Cut with wet knife.




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