Pacific Island Pear-Coconut Bars

Yield: 48 Servings (2" x 2-1/2")

INGREDIENTS

  • COOKIE BASE
  • 1 lb. (4 cup) Flour
  • 14 oz. Butter
  • 10 oz. (1-1/2 cups) Brown sugar, firmly packed
  • TOPPING
  • 4 Eggs, beaten
  • 1-1/4 lbs. (3 cups) Brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 2 oz. (1/2 cups) Flour
  • 6 oz. (2-1/4 cups) Flaked coconut
  • 1/2 Tbsp. Baking powder
  • 1/2 Tbsp. Vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 1-3/4 lbs. (1 qt.) Pacific Northwest Canned Pears, diced, drained
  • METHOD

    To make cookie base, on low speed, mix flour, butter and brown sugar until mixture resembles coarse corn meal; evenly press into a lightly buttered 12" x 20" x 2" pan. Bake at 350°F until lightly browned, about 15 minutes. Meanwhile, mix remaining ingredients except pears to make topping. When crust is done, spread topping over it. Evenly scatter with diced pears; lightly press pears into topping. Bake until topping around pears is puffed and lightly browned, about 20 minutes. Cool thoroughly; cut into 2" x 2-1/2" pieces.

    NUTRITION (Per Serving)
    Calories: 198
    Calories from Fat: 73
    Fat: 8g
    Saturated Fat: 5g
    Cholesterol: 36mg
    Sodium: 154mg
    Carbohydrate: 30g
    Dietary Fiber: 1g
    Sugar: 21g
    Protein: 2g
    Vitamin A: 8% DV
    Vitamin C: 0% DV
    Calcium: 3% DV
    Potassium: 3% DV
    Iron: 6% DV