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Pear Cinnamon Streusel Squares

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  • Pear Cinnamon Streusel Squares

    Now that its getting close to the holidays, you should be able to find the cinnamon baking chips. The kind I used was from Hershey and they are located by the chocolate chips in the baking aisle. This is really good! I used pears for a change of pace from other desserts I usually make.

    Pear-Cinnamon Streusel Squares

    2 cups all-purpose flour
    1 1/4 cups quick-cooking rolled oats
    3/4 cup packed brown sugar
    2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    1 cup butter
    2 eggs
    1 cup granulated sugar
    2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
    1/4 teaspoon baking powder
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    2 cups pears or apples, peeled and chopped
    3/4 cup cinnamon baking chips
    1 cup powdered sugar
    1 tablespoon milk

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 9x13x2 inch baking pan; set aside.
    In a large mixing bowl, stir together 2 cups flour, rolled oats, brown sugar and ground cinnamon. Cut in butter with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Remove 1 1/2 cups of the crumbs; set aside.
    Press remaining crumbs into bottom of prepared baking pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes.
    Meanwhile, in a medium mixing bowl, beat eggs and granulated sugar with whisk until smooth. Whisk in the 2 tablespoons flour, then baking powder and salt. Stir in pears or apples and cinnamon pieces. Gently spread fruit mixture over the baked crust. Sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture.
    Bake in a 350 degree oven for 30 to 35 minutes more or until golden brown. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Drizzle with powdered sugar icing.
    To make powdered sugar icing: In a small bowl stir together 1 cup sifted powdered sugar and 1 tablespoon milk. Stir in additional milk 1 teaspoon at a time, until icing is of drizzling consistency.
    Cover and store bars in refrigerator for up to 1 weeks. DO NOT FREEZE.

    Makes 32 bars

  • #2
    Re: Pear Cinnamon Streusel Squares

    These sound good - just hope I can find the cinnamon bits - if not possible, would regular ground cinnamon work just as well?


    • #3
      Re: Pear Cinnamon Streusel Squares

      I'm not sure if normal cinnamon would work. The cinnamon chips all melt together like chocolate chips do so it kind of binds the bars together.
      I always found my cinnamon chips at Super Walmarts.


      • #4
        Re: Pear Cinnamon Streusel Squares

        I've been looking for the chips so far no luck. I'll try Wallmart this weekend. TY