Subject: Rich's fruit bars
Date: 11/27/2019, 3:21 PM
On 11/27/2019 1:17 PM, Brenda wrote:
Looking for this recipe. Can you help?
Sorry, the Rich's recipe is still not available. I have searched for it many times, and there are
several unanswered requests for it on the Internet.
I did find the copycat/tastes-like recipe below.
Could Be Rich’s Fruitcake Bars
1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
1 pound light brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon fresh grated orange or lemon zest
2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Dash of ground cloves
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
1 cup candied cherries, pineapple and citron, finely chopped
Heat oven to 325 degrees. Coat an 11-by-16-inch cookie sheet with sides with cooking spray.
In the large bowl of an electric mixer, cream the butter and brown sugar together on
medium-low speed until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after
each addition. Beat in the vanilla and orange zest.
Reserve 2 heaping tablespoons of the flour. In a bowl, whisk together the remaining flour,
cinnamon, cloves, baking powder and salt. Add to the cake batter and mix on low speed just
until incorporated. Toss the nuts and fruit with the reserved flour and fold into the batter.
Spread the mixture evenly in the prepared pan and bake for 25 minutes, until golden brown
and no longer wet. Cut into bars while warm. Makes 32.
Source: Adapted by Linda Cicero for Cook’s Corner from a reader recipe.
Miami Herald Cook's Corner