Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Pear Berry Bars with Streusel Topping

Crust and Topping:
1 C. margarine, chilled ($.25)
1 C. packed dark brown sugar ($.15)
2 C. quick-cooking oats ($.20)
1 1/2 C. all-purpose flour ($.15)
1 tsp. baking soda ($.05)
1/2 tsp. cinnamon ($.05)
1/4 C. hazelnuts, chopped ($.20)

2 medium pears, peeled, cored, and chopped ($.65)
1/2 C. frozen blueberries, rinsed ($.50)
2 T. dark brown sugar ($.05)
1/8 tsp. nutmeg ($.05)
2 T. coffee creamer (free after coupons)
6 oz. carton fat free honey almond flavored yogurt ($.40)
3/4 C. sugar ($.15)
1/8 C. all-purpose flour ($.05)
1 tsp. black walnut extract ($.10)
1 egg ($.10)


Heat oven to 350ºF.

Mix butter and brown sugar in large bowl with spoon. Stir in oats, 1 1/2 C. flour and the baking soda until crumbly. Press half of the mixture in ungreased 13x9" pan. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown.

Mix filling ingredients in large bowl. Pour over baked crust. Add a dash of nutmeg (1/8 tsp.) to crumb topping and crumble remaining oat mixture over filling. Sprinkle hazelnuts over the top.

Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until top is golden brown and filling is just set. Cool completely, about 1 hour.

Serve warm with ice cream or at room temperature.

Yields = 30 bars
Cost: $3.10
Cost per bar: $.11


  1. Cannot wait to give this a try!

  2. Very good recipe - had to link it to my new blog, looking to compile lots of penny pinching recipes for my family - learning to cook and bake isn't easy, but there is a lot of good stuff here. I'll be back!

  3. Thanks - glad you like this!