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Almond Meringue Delight

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Ingredients
  Dates 1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped
  Hot water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Lemon juice 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cake flour 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs), sifted then measured
  Baking powder 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Eggs 2 , separated
  Butter 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
Directions

Cook together to a smooth paste; set aside to cool.
Cream butter; add sugar and cream thoroughly.
Add well beaten egg yolks and vanilla.
Blend well.
Fold in mixed and sifted dry ingredients.
Spread batter on well greased 9"x9" cake pan.
Cover with date mixture.
Make a meringue by beating egg whites stiff.
Add pinch salt, 1/4 cup fine sugar and spread over mixture.
Top with slivered almonds and bake at 300° F. for 50 minutes.
Cool in pan, then cut in squares.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Nut
Interest: 
Everyday

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