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Shortcut Lemon Meringue Bars

Shortcut Lemon Meringue Bars- Table for Seven #lemonmeringue #bars #dessert

Shortcut Lemon Meringue Bars- Jazz up your ordinary box of lemon bar mix with this easy dessert! They are a great shortcut to satisfy your lemon craving. 🍋

Shortcut Lemon Meringue Bars- Table for Seven #lemonmeringue #bars #dessert

Hello Guys! After taking the week off, due to a really, huge move for our family, I’m back to blogging this week.

I’ve spent the last week doing alot of driving, staying in hotels, unpacking and eating fast food. Things are finally starting to settle down. But, it will take a bit to get into a groove cooking-baking and taking pictures, so, please be patient with me. 🙏

To start things off, we have my favorite flavor dessert= lemon!

What Ingredients are Needed?

  • A package of lemon bar mix + plus ingredients called for on the box
  • Egg whites
  • Cream of tartar
  • Sugar
  • Vanilla
Shortcut Lemon Meringue Bars- Table for Seven #lemonmeringue #bars #dessert

How to Make Meringue:

First, let your egg whites come to room temperature. This will help your egg whites come together faster and better.

Now, start whipping your egg whites. Use a whisk attachment with your electric mixer and start at medium speed. Add in cream of tartar. Beat until soft peaks form.

Once the soft peaks are formed, start adding in the sugar and vanilla. Do this gradually.…about a tablespoon at a time. Adding the sugar too fast will deflate your egg whites

Continue whipping until stiff peaks are formed and the egg whites have a glossy finish. This should take about 5-8 minutes, depending on your mixer.

Is there a specific brand of lemon bar mix I should use? I used Krusteav brand for ours ( see recipe card), but, use your favorite. Just be sure it’s for an 8 x 8 baking pan.

I don’t ‘have any cream of tartar!! It’s fine to omit it from the meringue. However, you will have to make sure your egg whites are extra well beaten ( and have stiff peaks) before baking in the oven.

Enjoy!

Yield: 9-12 bars

Shortcut Lemon Meringue Bars

Shortcut Lemon Meringue Bars- Table for Seven #lemonmeringue #bars #dessert

Shortcut Lemon Meringue Bars- Jazz up your ordinary box of lemon bar mix with this easy dessert! They are a great shortcut to satisfy your lemon craving. 🍋

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 package lemon bar mix, for 8 x 8 pan, plus, ingredients called for on the box 
  • 4 egg whites, at room temperature 
  • 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup sugar

Instructions

  1. Prepare lemon bars as called for on the box. While they are baking, make meringue.
  2. In a mixing bowl, using a whisk attachment with your electric mixer, start whipping the egg whites at at medium speed. Add in cream of tartar. Beat until soft peaks form.
  3. Once the soft peaks are formed, start adding in the sugar and vanilla. Do this gradually.…about a tablespoon at a time. Adding the sugar too fast with deflate your egg whites
  4. Continue whipping until stiff peaks are formed and the egg whites have a glossy finish. This should take about 5-8 minutes, depending on your mixer.
  5. Once your bars are done baking, spread the meringue on top of warm bars.
  6. Bake in a preheated 350 oven for 7-10 or until meringue is lightly toasted on top. It will burn quickly, so, keep a close eye on it!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

9

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 46Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 31mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 0gSugar: 7gProtein: 2g

All information and tools presented and written within this site are intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information on ourtableforseven.com should only be used as a general guideline. This information is provided as a courtesy and there is no guarantee that the information will be completely accurate

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Miz Helen

Sunday 19th of July 2020

Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and congratulations on the awesome feature! Hope you are having a great day and come back to see us soon! Miz Helen

Erin Table for Seven

Wednesday 22nd of July 2020

Thanks for the party and feature Miz Helen!

Cindy Magee

Wednesday 8th of July 2020

I am no cook but I LOVE LEMON BARS! How did I not know that there are box mixes for this! EEeeee! I'm so excited to try this. :)

PS thanks for visiting Wonderful Wednesday and linking up! :)

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