Grandma’s Pecan Rum Bars
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling
- 4 large eggs
- 4 cups chopped pecans, divided
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 2-1/4 cups packed brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 2-1/4 cups red candied cherries
- 1-1/2 cups chopped candied pineapple
- 1/2 cup chopped candied citron
- 1/3 cup rum
- Let eggs stand at room temperature 30 minutes. Sprinkle 3 cups pecans over a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan.
- Preheat oven to 350°. Cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Gradually add flour to creamed mixture, beating well.
- Spread batter into prepared pan. Combine candied fruit and remaining pecans. Spread fruit and pecans evenly over creamed mixture; press gently to help mixtures adhere. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, about 1 hour. Sprinkle rum over the top; cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Store in an airtight container.
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Nutrition Facts1 bar: 401 calories, 22g fat (6g saturated fat), 51mg cholesterol, 123mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (40g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.
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Dec 9, 2018
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!