Zaar Chews

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by Chef Kate

This is a take-off on the classic Chinese Chew--a chewy, gooey candy/dessert.

Top Review by Michelle_My_Belle

I made these and sent them to work with dbf as I'm having tooth issues and these didn't look like a very good idea lol. I skipped the cloves completely, used seasoned cashews as thats what I had on hand, and thew in 3/4 cup each of two bags of mixed dried fruits I found at the produce stand. Apricots, cherries, apples, nectarines, cranberries, raisins and pears. Between the three he works with, and the boys at the shop he didn't have any left to bring home, so thats 5 stars to me.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Simmer chopped apricots and raisins in white wine till fruit is soft and liquid is nearly evaporated
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F
  3. Butter and flour a rectangular baking/pyrex pan
  4. Mix dry ingredients and lemon rind
  5. Stir in chopped and softened apricots and raisins and the chopped cashews
  6. Stir in the well-beaten eggs
  7. Spread the mixture in the prepared pan
  8. Bake for 30 minutes
  9. Remove from oven and cool briefly
  10. Run a sharp knife around the sides of the pan
  11. Sprinkle granulated sugar onto the top of the candy
  12. Invert onto a plate
  13. Sprinkle granulated sugar onto what is now the top of the candy (this sprinkling should occur while the candy is still warm)
  14. Cut into 2" squares
  15. Enjoy!

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