Thursday, September 25, 2008

Pear Butter Take 2

Ok, the pear butter is really wonderful on it's own, but I also wanted to tell you that I use it as an ingredient in my kitchen as well as on toast, etc..

This recipe originated from the back of a bag of something or other but I've tweaked it quite a bit over time and now I call them my White Chocolate Pear Treats.

1/2 C. butter
2c. white chocolate chips, divided
2 lg. eggs
1/2c. sugar
1 c. ap flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 c. pear butter

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease and sugar a 9" square pan. Melt butter in your microwave for 1 minute. Add 1 1/2 c. white chips but do not stir. Beat eggs until foamy in a mixing bowl. Add sugar and beat 5 minutes or until lemon colored. Stir in the chips/ butter mixture. Add flour, salt and vanilla. Mix at low speed until combined. Spread 2/3 of the batter into your pan. Bake 15-17 minutes, until golden around the edges. Spread your pear butter over the crust and add the remaining chips to the remaining batter. Drop spoonfulls of batter over pear butter. Bake 25-30 mintues more or until edges are browned. Cool completely and cut into bars.

Also last week, I also added the pear butter to our daily oatmeal. Usually we add water, cinnamon and brown sugar to our rolled oats and then pop it in the microwave for about 90 seconds, but we discovered that if you substitute the brown sugar with about 2 Tbsp of pear butter, stir it up and cook it, your kids will love their oatmeal just as much if not more, and you will be subtracting some sugar from their diet and adding more fruit. And it's delicious.

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