My cousin Diana just found this recipe for me. Diana is second from the left in this photo. I'm on the far right.
cousins, left to right: Carol, Diana, Linda, Larry (my aunt Marilyn) and me.
My Grandma St.John used to make these bars.
2 cups flour
2 cups oatmeal
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup melted shortening
1 teaspoon soda
1 can pie filling, pineapple or other flavor
3 egg whites
Combine flour, oatmeal, brown sugar, shortening and soda. Reserve ½ cup for topping. Press rest of mixture in shallow 15 by 10-inch jelly roll pan. Top with pie filling.
Pile on meringue made from 3 egg whites and sprinkle reserved crumb mixture on top. Bake 30 minutes in 350-degree oven. Cool and cut into bars.