Best Chewy Brown Sugar Pear Bars Recipes

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Brown Butter Pear Sugar Cookie Bars image

We topped a sugar cookie crust with Anjou pears and finished with a brown butter topping for a delicious and elegant dessert.

Provided by By Stephanie Wise

Categories     Dessert

Time 2h20m

Yield 12

Number Of Ingredients 11

1 pouch Betty Crocker™ sugar cookie mix
1 tablespoon Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 egg
3/4 cup unsalted butter
2 Anjou pears, peeled, thinly sliced
3 eggs
3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla


  • Heat oven to 350°F. Lightly spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray.
  • In large bowl, stir together cookie mix and 1 tablespoon flour. Add 1/2 cup softened butter and 1 egg; stir until a soft dough forms. Gently press dough evenly in bottom of baking dish.
  • Bake 10 to 15 minutes or just until dough is set and light golden brown on edges. Set aside to cool.
  • Meanwhile, in 1-quart saucepan, melt 3/4 cup butter over medium heat. Once melted, cook butter about 5 minutes, stirring constantly, until butter turns a deep golden brown. (Be careful because this happens quickly!) Remove saucepan from heat; immediately pour butter into glass measuring cup. Set aside to cool slightly.
  • While butter is cooling, place sliced pears in single layer over cooled cookie crust.
  • In large bowl, beat remaining Topping ingredients with whisk until well blended. Gradually add brown butter, beating until smooth. Pour mixture evenly over pears.
  • Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until deep golden brown and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely on cooling rack, about 1 hour. With sharp knife, cut into 4 rows by 3 rows.

Nutrition Facts : ServingSize 1 Serving


Pecan Chewies image

Pecans, brown sugar and butter makes for a chewy soft treat good anytime of the year.

Provided by Tonya

Categories     Desserts     Nut Dessert Recipes     Pecan Dessert Recipes

Time 35m

Yield 24

Number Of Ingredients 6

¾ cup butter
3 cups packed light brown sugar
3 eggs, beaten
1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups chopped pecans
3 cups self-rising flour


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch pan, or for thinner bars, use a 10x15 inch jellyroll pan.
  • Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in brown sugar until smooth. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
  • Stir the eggs and vanilla into the brown sugar and butter. Mix in the chopped pecans, and then the flour. Spread evenly in the prepared pan.
  • Bake for 25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden brown. Allow to cool before cutting into bars.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 323.6 calories, Carbohydrate 40.8 g, Cholesterol 38.5 mg, Fat 17.2 g, Fiber 1.8 g, Protein 3.8 g, SaturatedFat 4.8 g, Sodium 255.8 mg, Sugar 27.5 g


Cranberry-Pear Crumble Bars image

Sweet pears and tart cranberries pair perfectly in these treats, which are part bar cookie, and part fruit crisp. Here, both crust and crumble topping are made from the same almond flour-rolled oat mixture mixture, giving it a nutty flavor. Precooking the filling allows the fruit to soften and release some juices ahead of time so the bottom crust stays nice and crisp. The result is a chewy, fruity cookie that just as easily a perfect afternoon snack as it is a paired with some ice cream for dessert. Choose pears that are on the firm side of ripe: Comice and Anjou both work great.

Provided by Yossy Arefi

Categories     cookies and bars, dessert

Time 1h

Yield One 9x9-inch pan

Number Of Ingredients 14

1 pound/454 grams pears (2 large), ripe but firm
2 cups/200 grams fresh cranberries
1/2 cup/101 grams granulated sugar
2 tablespoons orange juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon finely grated orange zest
1/2 teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger
2 cups/256 grams all-purpose flour
1 cup/220 grams light brown sugar, packed
1 cup/112 grams almond flour
1 cup/99 grams rolled oats
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup/227 grams unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1/2 teaspoon almond extract


  • Heat oven to 350 degrees and line a 9x9-inch baking dish with parchment paper.
  • Prepare filling: Peel, core and chop the pears into 1/2-inch pieces. You should have about 2 1/2 cups of chopped pears. Add pears, cranberries, sugar and orange juice to a heavy-bottomed skillet or saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil and cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally until pears soften, cranberries burst, and juices are thickened and jammy, 7 to 10 minutes. Add vanilla, orange zest and fresh ginger and stir to combine. Remove from heat and let cool while you prepare the crust.
  • Prepare crust and crumble: In a large bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, almond flour, oats and salt. Stir to combine. Add butter and almond extract, and stir until crumbs are well moistened.
  • Reserve about 2 1/2 cups/360 grams of the mixture for the topping. Pour remaining crumbs into prepared dish and press them into an even layer. Bake the crust until golden, 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Spoon filling (it's O.K. if it's still warm) evenly over the hot crust, top with reserved crumbs, and return pan to oven. Bake until golden, 20 to 25 minutes. Let the bars cool slightly before cutting and serving.


Chewy Brown Sugar Bars image

These brown sugar bars are quite the sweet treat. They're a cross between a blondie and a praline. They have a chewy bite with a delightful pecan crunch. Serve warm with some vanilla ice cream and maybe a drizzle of caramel too. Yum!

Provided by Ann Simmons

Categories     Cookies

Time 45m

Number Of Ingredients 6

1 stick butter
1 c chopped pecans
2 c self-rising flour
1 box light brown sugar, 1 lb
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract


  • 1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Grease or spray 9x13 pan.
  • 2. Melt butter in saucepan. Remove from heat.
  • 3. Stir in brown sugar, eggs, and flour. Mix well. The batter is thick.
  • 4. Add vanilla extract and pecans.
  • 5. Spread into a 9x13 greased pan.
  • 6. Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 30 minutes (depending on your oven).
  • 7. They are done when they are brown, pulling away from sides of the pan and a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center.


Chewy Pecan Bars image

A friend from Texas gave me this recipe years ago. Because it's so easy to make, I've relied on it quite often.

Provided by Taste of Home

Categories     Desserts

Time 40m

Yield 3 dozen.

Number Of Ingredients 9

1/4 cup butter, melted
4 large eggs, room temperature
2 cups packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups chopped pecans
Confectioners' sugar


  • Spread butter evenly in an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. In a large bowl, beat eggs, brown sugar and vanilla until blended. Combine flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to egg mixture until well blended. Stir in pecans., Spread into prepared pan. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until browned. Dust with confectioners' sugar. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 120 calories, Fat 7g fat (1g saturated fat), Cholesterol 27mg cholesterol, Sodium 50mg sodium, Carbohydrate 15g carbohydrate (12g sugars, Fiber 1g fiber), Protein 2g protein.


Paula Deen's Brown Sugar Chewies image

Make and share this Paula Deen's Brown Sugar Chewies recipe from

Provided by CookingONTheSide

Categories     Bar Cookie

Time 30m

Yield 9 serving(s)

Number Of Ingredients 8

1/4 cup butter
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1 egg, beaten
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup chopped pecans
confectioners' sugar, for dusting


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Spray an 8-inch square pan with vegetable oil cooking spray.
  • In a small saucepan, melt the butter.
  • Turn off the heat, add the brown sugar and stir until smooth.
  • Stir in the egg.
  • Stir together the flour and baking powder and stir into the brown sugar mixture.
  • Stir in the vanilla and pecans.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 20 minutes.
  • When cool, dust the top with a sifting of confectioners' sugar.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 205.8, Fat 7.9, SaturatedFat 3.6, Cholesterol 34.2, Sodium 100.3, Carbohydrate 32.5, Fiber 0.6, Sugar 23.9, Protein 2.1


Chewy Pecan Pie Bars image

This is one of my husband's favorite recipes, and he suggested I send it in. I've been making these pecan pie bars for many years. -Judy Taylor, Shreveport, Louisiana

Provided by Taste of Home

Categories     Desserts

Time 40m

Yield 2 dozen.

Number Of Ingredients 9

1/4 cup butter, melted
2 cups packed brown sugar
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
4 large eggs, room temperature
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups chopped pecans
Confectioners' sugar, optional


  • Preheat oven to 350°. Pour butter into a 13x9-in. baking pan. In a large bowl, combine the next 6 ingredients; mix well. Stir in pecans. Spread over butter. , Bake 30-35 minutes. Remove from oven. If desired, immediately dust with confectioners' sugar. Cool before cutting.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 180 calories, Fat 10g fat (2g saturated fat), Cholesterol 41mg cholesterol, Sodium 75mg sodium, Carbohydrate 22g carbohydrate (18g sugars, Fiber 1g fiber), Protein 2g protein.

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