These turned out well. Followed recipe exactly except I only had light brown sugar on hand and it worked fine. You can't really taste the ginger though. The amount of pears and coconut is good. The crust is ample for the 9" sq dish. The only thing is I took it out of the oven right at the max time and it probably could have stayed in a few minutes longer. Different, but good. Would try with dark brown sugar to see if that makes it taste different. With the light brown sugar it has a familiar taste to it. Husband said they were good but too sweet. I might try reducing sugar next time. **update: later that night when I went to cut the rest of the bars, the crust was rock hard. Next time I won't cook it as long 28 minutes. The crust was extremely hard when biting into it too.