Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins
Excellent way to prepare the abundant fall harvest of pears. Serve at room temperature or on crisp fall night nuke for a few seconds and serve warm. For an added treat serve with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream.
- 1 3⁄4 cups flour
- 3⁄4 cup powdered sugar
- 3⁄4 cup butter, softened
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon, divided
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 cup chopped walnuts
- 3 ripe pears, peeled,cored and sliced
- 3 large eggs
- 1⁄3 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a medium bowl, combine flour, powdered sugar, butter, 1/2 teaspoon of the cinnamon and salt; mix well.
- Press into the bottom of a greased 7 x 11-inch baking dish.
- Top with nuts and pear slices.
- In the same mixing bowl, beat together eggs, brown sugar, vanilla and remaining cinnamon until well combined; pour over pears.
- Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until set in center.
- Cool completely before cutting into squares.
Wonderful or is heavenly a better word....taste great and was easy to make.
These bars are a lovely, muffin-top like treat. I've already made them twice in one week per my mother-in-law's request. I made a few adjustments such as leaving the pears unpeeled and toasting the walnuts first; the former didn't detract from the taste and the latter enhanced the flavour. Also, for my MIL's sake, I used between 6-8 TBS of agave syrup rather than sugar. The second time I made the squares, I forgot to add vanilla without any negative side effects and added about 1 tsp of cardamom - a really yummy touch as far as I am concerned! This recipe is very forgiving and can be altered to suit needs easily. Thank you for posting it!
I have a pear tree and I was looking for different pear recipes to try. I made it for a party and it was a big hit. The only change I made was using pecans instead of walnuts. Thanks for sharing.