Lemon Meringue Bars
- 1 cup butter or margarine, softened
- 1-3/4 cups sugar, divided
- 4 eggs, separated
- 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon lemon peel
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 cup Sun-Maid Natural Raisins
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
COMBINE butter, 1 cup sugar and egg yolks; beat until light and fluffy.
ADD flour and lemon peel; mix well.
PRESS dough into ungreased 13x9-inch pan.
BAKE for 15 minutes or until edges are lightly golden.
Meanwhile, in medium bowl, BEAT egg whites until soft peaks form.
Gradually BEAT in remaining 3/4 cup sugar until stiff peaks form and mixture is glossy.
FOLD in lemon juice, then raisins and walnuts.
SPREAD over baked crust.
RETURN to oven; bake an additional 25 minutes or until lightly browned.
While warm, CUT into bars.
Makes 24 bars.