Grandma’s Pecan Rum Bars
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling
This sounded like a great recipe but I hesitated to make it because of the huge amount of expensive ingredients and the lack of reviews. I ended up making it exactly as written (I had all the ingredients on hand because I was in the middle of Christmas baking )and was very happy with the results. I used spiced rum to top it with… It was very much like a fruit cake consistency, very moist and very delicious.
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These are good altho not very "rummy." I used dried fruit instead of candied except for the citron and soaked it in a little rum/cachasa since i had very little rum after I measured out the rum for the recipe, and cachasa is a sugar cane spirit so figured it didn't make much difference. I should have been more liberal and longer with the soaking for more flavor. Poking the "cake" before putting the rum on the cake and using more, maybe 1/2 c would have given more rum flavor. It might be fun to try a rum glaze. This is a keeper tho and I'll make it again; and lots of room for experimentation!