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Saturday, November 10, 2012

Chocolate Marbled Pear Bars

Today’s Saturday Sweet is made with pears.  Pears are not as commonly used in baked goods as are apples.  I don’t know why, they certainly are every bit as good.  I am trying to remedy that by posting a few recipes from my files for cookies made with pears.

Today’s recipe is for Chocolate Marbled Pear Bars.  This is a cake-like bar filled with chopped pears and walnuts topped by marbled melted chocolate chips.  Pears and chocolate really do make a great combination.

The original recipe which I clipped from our local newspaper many years ago used drained, canned pears.  I prefer to use ripe fresh pears when they are in season but do used the canned ones when fresh pears are out of season. I don't limit my self to using Bartlett pears so use other varieties also.  They all work well.

Chocolate Marbled Pear Bars
2 cans (1 lb. ea.)  Bartlett pear halves or 3 to 4 medium to large pears
1 c. butter
2/3 c. granulated sugar
2/3 c. brown sugar, firmly packed
2 eggs
1 t. vanilla extract
2 1/2 c. sifted flour
1 T. baking powder
1/2 c. chopped toasted walnuts or pecans
1/2 c. chocolate chips, melted

If using canned pears, drain well.  Chop pears into about 1/2-inch dice.  Melt butter in a large saucepan or in a microwave-safe bowl in the microwave.  Add sugars and mix well.  Stir in the eggs and vanilla; mix well.  Combine flour and baking powder.  Stir into liquid mixture.  Fold in pears and walnuts.  Pour into a greased 9x13-inch baking pan.  Drizzle melted chocolate over the batter and marble with a knife.  Bake at 350 degrees about 40 minutes.  Cool and cut into bars.  Makes about 3 dozen.

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  1. I would love for you to share this (or any of your other great ideas) at the link party going on through tomorrow night at ‘Or so she says …’ Hope to see you there!

  2. Mmmmm! I love chocolate and pears together. Thank you for sharing this recipe.


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