Pear Apple Coconut Bars

Pear Apple Coconut Bars

This was one of those recipes I tried to use up some ingredients in my kitchen.  I made these on a Sunday afternoon, but I imagine they’d be lovely in the morning with a cup of hot coffee.

Making bar treats is really enjoyable – mainly because they bake up so quickly!  No switching out batches, and the flavor possibilities are endless.

Pear Apple Coconut Bars
Despite the amount of sugar in the recipe, I found that these weren’t overly sweet.

Your miles may vary, of course, especially considering the fact that I have a huge sweet tooth!

Pear Apple Coconut Bars

Give these a try and let me know what you think!

Pear Apple Coconut Bars
4.0 from 1 reviews
Serves: 16 bars
  • 1 and ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup butter, cold and cubed
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup dark brown sugar, packed
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ⅓ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 medium pear, peeled and diced
  • 1 sweet apple, peeled and diced
  • ½ cup flaked coconut, plus extra for topping
  2. Grease a 9-inch square baking pan.
  3. Pre-heat oven to 350F
  4. Combine the flour and sugar.
  5. Cut in butter with knife and fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  6. Press into pan.
  7. Bake for 25-28 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool slightly.
  9. Beat together eggs, brown sugar and vanilla.
  10. In another bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt and ginger.
  11. Stir dry ingredients into wet mixture just until moistened.
  12. Fold in fruit and coconut.
  13. Pour over warm crust. Bake an additional 22-24 minutes or until golden brown.
  14. Switch oven to a low broil. Top pan with additional coconut and toast until tips of coconut are brown.




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