Pear Bar Cookies Recipe
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Pear Bar Cookies Recipe

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When you're in the mood for bars that are a little bit different, bake these spiced goodies featuring mellow pears and tender coconut. The small-size batch will disappear before you know it.—Cora Dunlop, Boston Bar, British Columbia
Recommended: 25 Best Fall Desserts
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 medium pears, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 182 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 42mg cholesterol, 119mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, combine the flour and sugar. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press into a greased 9-in. square baking pan. Bake at 350° for 25-28 minutes or until golden brown.
  2. In a small bowl, beat the eggs, brown sugar and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, salt and ginger; stir into egg mixture just until moistened. Gently stir in pears and coconut.
  3. Spread over warm crust. Bake 20-23 minutes longer or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Yield: 16 bars.
Originally published as Pear Bar Cookies in Reminisce Extra December 2005, p 52

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Locowoman5777 User ID: 8761700 243279
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2016

"These r so delicious u will want to make them all the time!"

jennyonthecreek User ID: 7601939 63419
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2014

"Made a batch of these this morning. Excellent! I also added a pinch of cinnamon, next time maybe cardamon as well. Super easy, readily available ingredients. I Cooked the crust a little too long but still yummy."

lorideshane User ID: 4647911 68434
Reviewed Jun. 11, 2013

"These bars are fantastic! I added 1/2 tsp each of cinnamon and cloves to the topping, tasted like apple pie! A definite make again!"

Cooking Diva User ID: 1041227 158338
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2011

"This was super easy and since I had the ingredients on hand, I whipped it up in no time. We enjoyed it with coffee for breakfast!"

wombatt User ID: 4256084 132405
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2011

"very very very good"

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