Portuguese Walnut Squares Recipe Reviews - Allrecipes.com (Pg. 1)
Reviewed: Sep. 26, 2006
I substituted pecans for walnuts due to a family distaste for walnuts. My husband said this was his favorite dessert thing I have ever made! I definitely recommend the red food coloring. Otherwise, the glaze is somewhat unappetizing in color.
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Reviewed: Apr. 7, 2006
Great tasting bars! Remember to chop the nuts finely.
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Reviewed: Dec. 16, 2008
Oh my word!! These are soooooo good!!! I made them last year and will make them again this year. Just be sure to use a nice Port and not a cheap brand, as the cheap ones tend to have a sour bitterness to them. These are good shippers too, which is important to me as my family lives 3000 miles away. I suggest, however, that you wrap each square in plastic wrap or waxed paper before shipping, as they are so moist they may crumble in transit.
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Reviewed: Dec. 24, 2009
Try this recipe! My mom makes these every year, but I lost my copy and couldn't reach her to get the recipe. I am so glad your recipe was here because I made some and I'm taking them to my son's place for Christmas eve. I recommend using an inexpensive tawny port wine because I think it is more mellow and more black-cherry-like than the plain port wine. Try to chop the walnuts really fine or buy the finely diced walnuts to save time. This is my favorite Christmas cookie of all. Not chewy to me... more like a moist piece of cake. They should be cut in small pieces because they are rich. Great recipe. Thanks for providing it here.
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Reviewed: Feb. 2, 2007
I substituted a mix of cranberry and lemon juice for the port. The batter baked for 25 minutes before setting (pulling away from the edges of the pan and a toothpick comes out clean). The end product was much softer and cake-like than expected; I was expecting something less crumbly and closer to a brownie consistency. The squares were delicious, but tasted like nothing more than brown sugar, butter, and walnuts. I won't be saving this recipe =C
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