Lemon Meringue Bars

Lemon Meringue Bars
Lemon Meringue Bars

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • 2

    sticks (16tbsp) unsalted butter softened

  • 1 3/4

    cup plus 2 tbsp flour

  • 1/4

    cup plus 3 tbsp confections sugar

  • 2

    tbsp plus 1 tsp freshly grated lemon zest

  • 1/4

    tsp coarse salt

  • 6

    large eggs plus 4 large egg whites

  • 2 1/4

    cup plus 2 tbsp sugar

  • 3/4

    cup plus 3 tbsp fresh lemon juice

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 Put butter, flour, confectioner sugar, 2 tsp lemon zest and the salt in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment mix on medium speed until well blended Transfer mixture to a 9x13 rimmed baking sheet. Press batter evenly into baking sheet Chill in freezer 10 minutes Bake until golden 20-22 minutes Cool completely Make filling. Whisk tog whole eggs, 1 3/4 cup plus 2 tbsp granulated sugar, the lemon juice and 1 tbsp plus 2 tsp lemon zest. Pour over chilled crust. Bake untill filling is set. 18-20 minutes. Let cool completely on wire rack. Keep oven at 350 Make merigne topping. Put egg whites and 1/2 cup sugar in a clean mixer bowl fitted with the whisk attachment beat on medium high speed untill stiff peaks form Spread meringne with the back of a spoon over filling swirling to create soft peaks bake until meringne begins to brown 8-10 minutes Let cool

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