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Lemon Meringue Cake Bars


Lemon Meringue Cake Bars

Immerse yourself in the delicious flavor and sweetness of Lemon Meringue Cake Bars, a creative take

on the classic dessert that is sure to become your favorite. These bars combine the tangy taste of

lemon and the light, airy sweetness of meringue on a buttery crust, making them the perfect gift for

any occasion. Follow this easy recipe to create a dessert that is both visually appealing and delicious.




For the base:

1 cup flour

1/4 cup powdered sugar

1 stick (1/2 cup) butter, cut into cubes

For the filling:


6 large eggs

2 1/4 cup granulated sugar

3 /4 cup lemon juice

Zest of 2 medium lemons

For the meringue:


3 large egg whites

3/4 cup granulated sugar

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Preheat oven: Set your oven to 350°F (175°C). .

Prepare the base:


In a medium bowl, mix together the flour and powdered sugar.

Using your hands, a fork, or a food processor, cut in the butter until the mixture forms a dough.

Place the dough in a 9×13 pan. It will be thin, but that’s to be expected.Bake until slightly puffed and

golden brown around the edges, about 10 minutes.

Prepare the filling:

In the bowl of your mixer, beat the eggs, sugar, lemon juice, and lemon zest at medium speed for

about 1.5 minutes.

Pour this mixture over the pre-baked base and place back in the oven.

Bake for about 20 minutes or until the filling is set and no longer runny.Remove from oven, allow to


cool, then let bars cool until cool and firm.

Prepare the meringue:

Place a metal mixing bowl over a pot of boiling water.

Beat egg whites and sugar until sugar melts and mixture is syrupy (about 10 minutes).

Transfer the bowl to your mixer and beat with the whisk attachment on high speed until stiff peaks


Assemble the bars:

Cut the cold lemon bars into squares.Place or spoon meringue onto each bar and use a small kitchen

torch to lightly brown the meringue. Alternatively, you can spread meringue over the entire pan

before cutting and browning under the broiler for a different effect.

These Lemon Meringue Pie Bars offer a wonderful balance of flavors and textures, from the crispy

crust to the creamy, tangy filling, topped with sweet, fluffy meringue. Whether you’re hosting a party,

attending a potluck, or just craving something sweet, these bars are sure to impress. Enjoy the process

and the delicious results!

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