Pear Squares


Pear Squares

24 squares
40 Min

This is the kind of cake that you need to make and share when you get a new neighbor. Just one bite of these pear squares shouts, "Welcome to the neighborhood!"

What You'll Need

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1 cup chopped almonds
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans pears, drained, dried, and cut into chunks

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, and butter; using your hands, mix until crumbly. Stir in nuts. Press 2-3/4 cups of crumb mixture into the bottom of an ungreased 9- x 13-inch baking dish. Set aside remaining crumb mixture.
  3. Add cinnamon, baking soda, salt, yogurt, vanilla, and egg to remaining crumb mixture; mix well. Stir in pears, then spoon evenly over crust.
  4. Bake 40 to 45 minutes, or until a wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool 1 hour, then cut into squares and serve. 


Once cooled, sprinkle with confectioners' sugar for that extra special touch!

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i can't eat nuts, how will it taste without.

It will still taste yummy without nuts! It will just have more of a buttery, shortbread taste.

I don't often have almonds on hand. How does it taste with walnuts?

This pear cake will taste just as delicious with walnuts! Let us know how you like it!

Likingit2 These pear squares are easy to make and are delicious, especially if you do not like rich chocolate and extremely sweet desserts. Cut down on the sugar because pears are very sweet. I use our own pears from our pear tree.


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