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Oatmeal Cookie Pear Bars

Oatmeal Cookie Pear Bars
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 1 hr 15 min
  • Servings 24
Fresh pears give this easy bar cookie a hearty, fruity taste, and Betty Crocker™ oatmeal cookie mix makes it easy to prepare.
By Jessica Walker
Updated September 14, 2012

Ingredients

Crust

  • 1 pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ oatmeal cookie mix
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 egg

Filling

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons evaporated milk (from 12-oz can)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 large pears, peeled, thinly sliced

Topping

  • 1 pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ oatmeal cookie mix
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Spray bottom and sides of 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray.
  • 2
    In medium bowl, stir together crust ingredients until dough forms. Press in pan. Bake 15 minutes.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, in small saucepan, melt 1 tablespoon butter over medium heat. Stir in brown sugar until combined. Add milk; heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Arrange sliced pears on partially baked cookie crust. Drizzle brown sugar mixture over pears.
  • 4
    In medium bowl, mix topping ingredients with fork until crumbly. Sprinkle over filling; press down lightly.
  • 5
    Bake 20 minutes or until topping is golden brown. Cool in pan on cooling rack at least 15 minutes. Cut into 6 rows by 4 rows.

  • Make sure the pears are ripe or close to ripe for this recipe.
  • Any variety of pear will work in these bars—use your favorite.

Nutrition Facts are not available for this recipe
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