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Pear Pie Bars

Pear Pie Bars are a little bit different than the traditional apple standby. You’ve got to try them to love them.

You guys, why isn’t Pear Pie a thing? This is what crossed my mind as I bit into my eleventy-fifth Pear Pie Bar the other day.

Think about it – we make apple pie like we breathe air. It’s just a given that as soon as the crisp fall weather rolls around, we’ve got apple pie on the agenda. But this is the season of pears too. Pears that sometimes offer a depth of flavor apples just can’t reach.

Faced with an overabundance of Anjou pears from our CSA, I also had a brand new delicious recipe in my back pocket, courtesy of Megan. Megan recently started writing a column for Hobby Farms magazine, and when she told me about her Apple Pie Bars, I knew they’d be happening in SOME form in our kitchen.

At the time though, I seriously thought it would be with apples! I’m really glad I used pears though. These Pear Pie Bars are SO good, and a refreshing departure from apple everything that’s going to be appearing at dessert time right now.

I had a lot of pears to get rid of, so I sort of doubled Megan’s recipe, but not quite. They need to be eaten within a couple of days, even when being stored in an airtight container, so make sure you’ve got someone to share them with.

Oh, and a proper pear pie is totally happening in this kitchen soon. It’s just too good an idea not to!

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Allison

Friday 11th of October 2013

My grandmother makes the most delicious pear pie every year, but when anyone tries to get the recipe she says she doesn't know how she makes it. I'm determined, one of these days, to make a video recording of the process so I can recreate the pies myself. In the meantime, these bars sound DELICIOUS! Making a batch today and I can't hardly wait . . . Thanks Amber!

Amber

Friday 11th of October 2013

Do it, Allison! I always said I'd do the same with my grandmother's fried rice recipe, and never got a chance. Now that recipe is lost to the ages, and I regret it SO much.

Casey@Good. Food. Stories.

Tuesday 24th of September 2013

I have a lovely basket full of pears thanks to a friend and her awesome fruit trees... I'm thinking pear-coconut bars are on the agenda soon!

Amber

Tuesday 1st of October 2013

I would never have thought to combine pear and coconut, but now I'm thinking that'd make a pretty awesome soda syrup or cocktail too.

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

Sunday 22nd of September 2013

These bars are so fabulous for fall. Delicious!

Amber

Tuesday 1st of October 2013

Thanks, Katrina! That filling.. it's just perfection. I hope you're well!

DessertForTwo

Sunday 22nd of September 2013

So gorgeous! These will have to happen in my kitchen soon!

Amber

Tuesday 1st of October 2013

Christina, you've got to try them. Start with Megan's post on Hobby Farms though. Hers makes much less, and you might even want to half it from there, or make tartlets in cupcake pans? But SO good.